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Why does my Cane Corso fart a lot and how to solve this problem

There are a million jokes that can be made about dog farting, but if you have a pet who is an excessive
farter, the smell or sound might be wreaking havoc on your personal life. Plus, in some instances, the
answer behind what makes dogs fart such foul-smelling gas could be that their health needs
attention.


Flatulence occurs when gas builds up in your dog’s intestinal tract and colon. This is commonly caused
by the dog eating something new – either a change in diet, or a food that they weren’t meant to eat.
If your dog is eating food they can’t digest like dairy, soybeans, peas, or foods high in fat, they can
experience chronic flatulence. Dog farts are typically not concerning, but if your dog’s gas becomes
unbearable it may be time to make a change.

What Causes Dog Farts?

 

Since each dog is unique, it stands to reason that some dogs will fart more than others. But if your
dog is farting more frequently than usual, it can be cause for concern. There are several reasons why
dogs fart frequently, so if you notice that your dog is farting more frequently than usual, attempt to
figure out what has changed in their lifestyle.

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Food Intolerance

 

If your dog has an environmental allergy, it is likely that they will get itchy skin or a dull coat.
However, an intolerance to a certain ingredient, such as dairy, could mean that food will be difficult
for them to digest. This can cause indigestion, loose stool, and of course, gas. Sometimes, it can be
difficult to tell exactly which ingredients your dog has an intolerance to, so you may want to talk to
your vet about it if you’re concerned.


Lactose intolerance is one of the most common intolerances for adult dogs because they can’t
produce the enzyme called lactase, which is what breaks down lactose. Therefore, even if your dog
loves cheese, milk, and other dairy products, if you give them too much it will cause digestive
problems for them, which will ultimately result in more uncomfortable farts

Poor Quality Food


Oftentimes, dog foods with low-quality filler ingredients are difficult for dogs to digest as well. So, if
you haven’t fed them anything unusual lately, the intolerance could actually be an item in their
everyday diet. It is possible that they could have an allergy or intolerance for the protein, but it is
more likely that they are reacting to one of the carb-heavy filler ingredients such as corn, wheat, or
soy.


Another common filler that can harm dogs is carrageenan, which is a binding agent. It often causes
digestive problems to dogs, and in extreme cases, it can lead to inflammatory bowel disease. Higher-
end dog foods work hard to remove all these unnecessary ingredients. Therefore, it’s important to
always look at the ingredient list before selecting the perfect food for your dog.

 

Eating Too Fast


Some dogs love to gobble up their food as quickly as possible. While this might not seem like a huge
problem, it is actually a common reason for dog farts.
So, to prevent this, many dog parents purchase slow-feeding bowls to add an extra challenge to
mealtime. This should help your dog take their time when eating.

 

A Change In Diet

While a change in their diet could cause an upset tummy if it’s too sudden, an improvement in the
quality of their meals can actually help in the long run. An unhealthy diet is one of the most common
causes of dog farts, so pay close attention to the ingredients you feed your dog and consider how you
can make their diet better.


Instead of just choosing a food that’s popular, take the time to really inspect the ingredients. Many
dog food brands will try to sneak in cheap fillers that don’t benefit your dog at all. So, make sure you
are selecting food that only includes the ingredients that are absolutely necessary for your furry
friend.


If you believe that the food you’re feeding your dog is high quality, but you are still dealing with lots
of dog farts, you might want to talk to your vet to find out if your dog has any allergies or intolerances
that could be causing these reactions.

 

How to Stop the Farting

 

A healthy and consistent diet is the best way to reduce your dog’s farts. You can also try the following:
Don’t give your dog table scraps. Dogs can’t easily digest scraps, including foods high in fats and
sugars, which can cause bloating and discomfort.


Don’t give your dog dairy products. Most dogs are lactose intolerant, which means that milk, cream,
or cheese can upset their stomachs.


Keep your dog out of the trash in your home and outside. Practice the command “leave it” when
taking your curious dog on walks.


Avoid giving your dog fart-inducing foods. Steamed vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels
sprouts can be healthy for your dog, but also produce more gas.


Slow down your speed-eater. Divide your dog’s food into smaller portions throughout the day or try a
slow-feeding dish to make them slow down.


Keep your dog active. Make sure they get plenty of exercise and playtime.


Change your dog’s diet. If you switch your dog to a new food, gradually introduce the food with their
current kibble over the course of a week or two.


If those tips don’t work, you may want to feed your dog a mix of dry and wet foods. Make sure they
are getting the right amount of protein. You generally want to give your dog more protein than
carbohydrates, but too much red meat can also be the cause of especially stinky farts. Introducing a
probiotic diet or supplement will aid in healthy digestion. Ask your veterinarian first if you’re
considering giving your dog over-the-counter anti-gas medication.

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