10-18-2011, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ilovetubby
I have a 7 1/2 year old lab/springer mix, he is very healthy and just had a vet visit which came out very well, however, we have been dealing with VERY BAD smelling gas for several months.
Now, I am not as much worried about the discomfort of the smelly gas as I am about the fact that he may not feel well or have an upset stomach which is causing the gas.
I have switched his food a few times trying to resolve this issue, also switching from chicken to buffalo to pork and rice, to the current duck and potato-Natural Balance.
The Vet suggested Hill's SD I/D or Iams premium protection but I would rather not feed him those unless I HAVE to....would rather stick to something more wholesome/healthy rather than food with corn and fillers.
Has anyone had this problem? Any serious suggestions are welcome PLEASE!!
Thank you in advance for any suggestions or advice!
How long have you had him on duck and potato?
I had that problem with chicken. If my hound gets any chicken or chicken fat he can clear a room. I would not change to either of the vet suggestions. I would find a meat that he has not had. You have to be careful because a common fat in most food is chicken also chicken meal The only one I have been able to find is Blue Buffalo Turkey and potato. They use canola oil.
Corn and oats also affect my hound creating gas clouds. I would start with the blue basic and give for 4 weeks and see if there is a change.You have to give it enough time. It does not sound like you have tried turkey meat before.
If if does not work I would go to a grain free food and see if its the grains that are causing the gas.