It wasn’t me…it was the dog! How often do you use that line when an odd aroma penetrates a room? Dogs definitely pass, regardless of their age, size, or breed. Often dogs get gas from swallowing too much air, which often happens when dogs eat too quickly. Any respiratory disease that increases the breathing rate may also cause the swallowing of air, as will feeding a dog directly after exercise, before their breathing rate has slowed down. Other culprits causing dog gas include having a sedentary lifestyle and eating difficult to digest food such as soybeans, beans, spoiled food, high-fat food, high-fiber food, milk products, and spices. If the increase in gas is also accompanied by diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of appetite and weight let your Vet know about it!
Weirdly enough the more hydrogen sulfide, the smellier it is. There isn’t much you can do for a dog’s smelly gas except manage what they eat and avoid some of the ingredients listed above. If you are trying the CanEVA supplement with your dog, we would love to hear if you have seen any changes in your dog’s gas! In the meantime, “blaming it on the dog” is always acceptable.