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My girls have got the worst gas  i have ever smelled from a pup.  Today when i came home i could have swore one pooped in their crate. The odor lingers in the house. I feed them nutro and they dont get many treats but milkbones if anything. I looked at WalMart for gas supplements and didnt see any. is it their food? hate to change their food on them again.

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I don't know if it's their food or not, but Phin gets the worst gas too and I'm thinking that it could have something to do with the weather, it has been so hot here that both of our dogs have had some weird stuff going on.

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never thought weather would be a factor.. it is finally hot and dry  out here

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There used to be a green fog that would hover over my house...  courtesy of Brinks & MiLady!  (I tried to blame it on the human teenagers.  Then I looked at hubby - it couldn't be those precious babies...  :p )  We switched them over to grain-free (Taste of the Wild) having been told that would decrease that particular odiferous problem as well as being healthier for them.  I thought it wasn't working until I checked the treats they were given - yep, wheat was the 1st ingredient!  Since then we've switched to natural treats or grain-free ones.  The green fog is gone, however on occasion we still get hit with one of those SBD's...  It just isn't as bad as it used to be! 

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lol. that is funny Dabby. I am not sure what the treats are made of cuz i no longer have the origingal box. i put them in the treat jar. that is the next thing i am changing on them. it has just got worse this last week though. they are tear jerker odors.  lol

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Oh my---Ziva gets the worst gas attacks when she's asleep sometimes.  Not often, but when she does, it certainly makes up for ALL the times she didn't.   Eeewwwwwww!!!!  Makes me look around the room for a horse (or elephant) that might have passed through the room and left a little present.  LOL

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Not always, but usually gas is a result of low quality food, or food that isn't agreeiing with your dog.  I would try a higher quality dog food, should clear it up.

Green fog, LOL!

I would take a look at the food you are feeding, have they had any changes in diet, treats? Or they could have gotten in something that caused it.

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Z tends to get a little gassy after she has grazed in the grass....seems to have nothing to do with her dog food.

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they eat a food with no wheat or soy and it is a high quality of food.  they dont get many treats but usually it is small pieces of science diet my vet gave me as a sample. i didnt want to feed them that so i give it as a treat.  maybe it is the weather and maybe it is them eating something outside like grass or dirt.  but it sounds normal from all the post i have read so far.  it jus smells like what ever they ate died in their belly. lol   so just let it pass (no pun intended) :)

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Which variety of nutro do you feed?

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Red and Princess used to be really bad. I transitioned them over to TOTW High Prarie variety. Princess' contribution was no longer present, and Red's was reduced but not eliminated. Whether there was any impact on his digestive system from the cancer, I don't know. He was not near as bad as he had been, but on ocassion, he could still clear a room (he and I would both leave).

It may also not be from both, but just one. The only way you can really tell, is if you are in a room with just one, and a green cloud appears. Make note which one, and see if you ever note the cloud from the other one when they are the only ones in a room.

I think males are more prone to that anyway. In dogs and humans.

I remember sitting in a class as a sophmore at Texas A&M (which was still all male at the time) and suddenly, from the middle of the room everyone started reacting. The reaction started working forward and suddenly the prof, closed his book, picked up his notes and said "Before that green cloud gets up here, I'm leaving" and with that, he left the room, followed quickly by everyone else. It was a room clearing cloud. I was actually toward the back of the room and ducked out the back door.

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"I think males are more prone to that anyway. In dogs and humans."

Especially after eating broccoli!!!  The girls & I would retire to the other end of the house after broccoli was served for dinner.  That way Don & Travis could stink themselves up all they wanted...  The only requirement was that the living room was aired out before breakfast the next morning.

Actually, Trav told me (after his last deployment) that "farting" contests are still a biggie in the Marines - especially on board ship...  Yikes!  That many young men all together in small rooms & bunks????  My eyes are watering just thinking about it!

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I seem to remember something similar in the all male dorms at A&M. Some even discovered that holding a lighter or striking a match in the presence of methane gas produces a flame. One, however, discovered doing so sans underwear could result in painful burns. It was the talk of the outfit for a while.

I don't recall such activities aboard ship, but then I was always housed in Officers Country, and there it would have been considered very inappropriate. But, I can understand the Marines with not very much to do aboard ship (being sort of involuntary passengers) can invent unique ways to break up the boredom.

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Dabbles.. i am in the Navy and while in training farting was big in the female barracks. and believe me... the food is full of fiber and as fast as we have to eat it we intake air.. it has to come out some time.. LOL.. yea, it sounds bad but navy is just as bad as the marines. :) yea, gotta do something to break the boredom.

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Nutro for large breed puppies

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OMG Gideon can peel the paint off the walls!  He's on Science Diet at the advice of the vet - but I'm changing it as soon as possible.

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alot of the vets recommend science diet, and I have a feeling it has more to do with science diet's marketing than anything else.  It would generally be considered a pretty low quality food.  If you look at the ingredients, on some of them the first (first being the main ingredient by weight.  ingredients are listed in order by highest weight first) is corn.  Corn is not digested, and is basically an ingredient that does nothing more than take up space.  If you're looking for a quality food, you want to avoid corn, especially as the first ingredient, as it has zero nutritional value and does not get digested.  You also want to avoid things like "by products", "meal", and "animal fat".  By products are whatever is left over... So, in other words, the "good" stuff goes in the better food and in the supermarkets...  the stuff that is left is what goes in these types of foods.  These are also less digestible.  Fat from animals is not bad, but "animal" fat could be any animal.  Chicken fat is more specific, so you know, it's chicken fat lol.  Animal fat is just a collection of fat from whatever was available.

Think about a person...  If you eat almost entirely fast food, you're going to be pretty gassy and have more upset stomachs than someone that eats more healthy, and the same applies to dogs.  For a consistently gassy dog, the food is the first thing that should be checked, and 9 times out of 10 changing that food to something that is higher quality will stop those paint-peeling toots.  I went through that when we brough Dakota home, and boy, it was not fun lol. They were thick, to the point that I would be sitting on the couch with my wife...  I would start dry heaving, and had to leave the room... 5 minutes later, it wafted over to her, and she did the same lol.  

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Bad gas isn't normal and to be expected as a permanent thing.  It's almost always a dietary issue.  Find the optimum food for your dog, and you can eliminate the gas.

This isn't just something to do for our own benefit.   Gas can be painful, we all know that.  I certainly wouldn't throw my hands up and accept something that causes my dog discomfort when it's so easily corrected.

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  Many vets recommend Science Diet because that company provides a lot of study aids and other assistance to vet school students.  It's also very profitable for them to sell it in their practice. 

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I have raised Dobermans for over 30 years.  They are prone to horrible gas....brought on by poultry and poultry byproducts, which are in almost every commercial dog food available.  It may not be listed as a top ingredient, but keep reading.  We have had success with Purina ProPlan Select for sensitive skin and stomachs (salmon and rice formula), one of the few brands we have found without poultry.  The dogs seem to like it, and the gas has been SUBSTANTIALLY reduced.

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All I can say is , "Better out than in". Seriously, get a bottle of Gas-X at the store. Good to have on hand anyway just in case of bloat.

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Misty mae////I may have missed it , but how much are you feeding the pups??..Quantity I mean?

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We used to feed Bluff Nutro Large Breed and he had terrible gas. We switched to a no grain raw meat diet and he still has a little gas, but not as much. In our vet's opinion he's eating a teriffic diet now and dobies usually have gas.

I'm actually wondering if DoberBeast has a theory because he may only have gas when he's feed chicken...We'll have to try...Thanks for the suggestion!!!