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Which Is Worse: The Offensive Odor or the Underlying Condition?

Read this today if you're dying to get rid of the nasty smells your dog produces. It can stem from any of these seven causes, plus a few 'bonus' reasons. Some breeds are even highly predisposed to it - is yours? Here's the No. 1 issue to look at before anything else.

dog flatulence

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Most problems of flatulence in dogs have a dietary cause. Less common reasons for gassiness can include swallowing excessive amounts of air while eating, and breed predisposition
  • Certain gastrointestinal diseases can have flatulence as a symptom. These include inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Additional causes of flatulence in dogs include the disruption of a healthy microbiome from intestinal parasites, and antibiotic therapy
  • Addressing the diet and ensuring balanced GI microflora are the first steps in resolving a problem with canine gassiness

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