Dog Gas (Flatulence)

Bernie's Perfect Poop Can Naturally Reduce Gas In Dogs

  • Excessive dog gas is typically caused by excess fermentation (breakdown of food by bacteria, microorganisms, or yeast) in the large intestines. Creating a balanced digestive tract with a balanced microbiome (bacteria) may help to reducing flatulence. Bernie’s 4-in-1 digestive supplement was created specifically to balance the digestive tract to promote overall health and wellness for dogs.  
  • The beneficial combinations of Fibers in Bernie’s can regulate movement of the stool so that it moves at a consistent pace through the dog’s digestive track (not too fast but not too slow), thus lessening or halting flatulence.
  • Bernie’s combination of prebiotics and probiotics helps to balance out the digestive tract creating a friendly environment of good and bad bacteria. Balancing out the digestive tract microbiome may lessen or halt flatulence. 
  • The combination of enzymes in Bernie’s will aid the gut in proper digestion of food and allow the cells of the digestive tract to absorb all the needed nutrients to also create a balanced gut where excess fermentation of food does not take place causing gas.  
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WHAT IS DOG FLATULENCE (GAS)?

Dog flatulence is the release of gases from the Digestive System via the anus. It is caused by gases collecting in the digestive system and is a normal process. It can occur more often when certain foods are broken down in the gut by gut bacteria.  When your dog has a serious case of flatulence, the stinky gas can “clear a room”. This can be embarrassing for dog and especially the owner.

Symptoms of flatulence in dogs include:
 

  • Gurgling in the stomach
  • Stinky gas
  • Pacing with uncomfortableness
  • • Feeling they have to defecate (have a bowel movement)

COMMON GAS CAUSES IN DOGS

Although it’s perfectly normal for your dog to have a little gas, overly gassy dog’s that can “clear a room” may be showing signs of a more serious issue within the gut. If food isn’t properly digested in the gut, excess fermentation can occur in the large intestine, leading to excessive gas. Improving your dog’s microbiome through a dietary supplement containing probiotics, prebiotics, fiber and enzymes can improve digestion and reduce gas.

Possible Causes of Dog ConstipationCan Perfect Poop Help?
Partial Fermentation of Food in the Large IntestineYES
 Eating Processed Dog FoodsYES
Poor DietYES
High Carbohydrate IntakeYES
Side Effect From Numbers Digestion-Related Medical Conditions: Constipation, Gastroenteritis, Food Intolerances, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Diabetes, Ulcerative Colitis, Dumping Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), Autoimmune Pancreatitis, Peptic Ulcers, ParasitesYES
Eating too Fast
Swallowing Air – Eating too Quickly
Side Effects From Certain Medications
Stress During Meal Time
Lack of Exercise
Being Overweigth
Eating Garbage or Other Spoiled Foods From Outside

Tips & Warnings

If your dog’s gas continues even after treatment please, see your Vet as your dog may have a food sensitivity you are unaware of or may have an underlying medical condition. If your dog has vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy, and/or loss of appetite along with flatulence please consult your Veterinarian for medical advice. 

Other Ways to Help

  • Serve a Healthy Nutritious Diet
  • Stop feeding your dog table scraps
  • Slow down your dog’s eating: if they eat to fast, divide their food portion in half and eat it at different times or use a dog bowl designed to slow down their food intake 
  • Steer clear of foods your dog is sensitive to
  • Add a pinch of parsley or ginger – it can help reduce odor in the digestive tract
  • Provide a quiet calm eating area for your dog to eat
  • Serve a food that is low in carbohydrates and soy proteins
  • Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise
  • Ask your vet about trying over the counter gas reducers

Additional Reading

  • Bernie's Blog: How To Get My Dog To Stop Farting
  • Bernie's Blog: 7 Reasons Dogs Fart and 7 Ways to Stop It
  • Dr. Marty: Bad Gas Remedy For Dogs
  • Pets Webmd:  Dog Flatulence
  • Vet Info: Dog Flatulence Remedies
  • WikiHow Pet: Treating Excessive Gas In Dogs

Related Terms

  • Dog Farting
  • Dog Flatulence
  • Passing Wind
  • Passing Gas
  • Fluffer-Doodle
  • Pealing Paint

WHAT OTHER PET PARENTS SAY

I've just happily ordered my 2nd bag of Bernie's Perfect Poop, &  couldn't possibly be more pleased.  When we inherited our son's large dog, he  neglected to pass along the information that when the lovable furball farts it takes the paint off the walls and sets the curtains on fire. Seriously; if the military could harness the power of this gas, it would definitely be classified as a "Lethal Weapon Of Mass Destruction". No matter what we tried, and we tried a LOT, by the time every evening rolled around he had somehow perked whatever he had for breakfast into his own personal variety of mustard gas to share with us. We figured we would give this a try. Amazingly to us, it started working right away, as in the very same night. Not only that, but he hasn't even once cleared the room in the entire month since we have started adding it to his breakfast. Additionally, his solid "by-products" seem to be "healthy" looking, and he is full of pep and vigor. I would definitely recommend this to anybody else whom might be experiencing the same pet co-habitation difficulties, because this stuff really works! -D. Rose

More Information About Dog Gas

Fiber may help lessen or eliminate flatulence in dogs 
Fiber is a key factor in promoting a healthy balanced digestive tract. Soluble fiber allows more water to remain in the stool creating a softer yet larger stool that can easily pass through the digestive tract. Insoluble fiber will help to bulk up the stool so that the stool will pass through the digestive tract at normal pace (not too fast and not too slow). A combination of soluble and insoluble fiber is very beneficial for a healthy balanced digestive tract. When stool moves through the digestive tract properly, there is less chance of flatulence.

Prebiotics, namely Inulin, may help to lessen dog gas 
Inulin is a prebiotic that is high in fiber. It moves through the small intestines intact and is used then in the colon. Inulin serves as food (or fertilizer) bacteria that live in the gut. Inulin will slow digestion so that stool isn’t running through the digestive tract at a fast rate causing excess gas. Inulin also increases fullness which may help dogs that have gas due to fast eating ward off feelings of hunger. Inulin also increases the number of good bacteria in the gut. When you first start introducing inulin into your dogs diet your dog may initially experience gas, and digestive discomfort and possibly even loose stools. It is best to introduce inulin slowly into the diet to prevent these experiences.

Probiotics may also help to reduce dog flatulence 
Probiotics are used to reduce symptoms of flatulence and bloating. Probiotics help to balance the microbiome in the digestive tract which in turn may lessen or eliminate flatulence.

Enzymes may help to reduce canine flatulence 
Enzymes are naturally created in the body by the pancreas and are are released into the intestines where they break down foods. Some dogs do not produce enough enzymes. Adding enzymes as a supplement into your dog’s diet may help to balance the digestive system to in turn reduce flatulence.