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Gas in Dogs




There are medications that can help if you feel that the problem is great enough to justify it. Carminative is one of the more popular gas relieving medications that that can be given to a dog. Following are some other possible medications, but it is important that you consult with your veterinarian before dispensing any of these medications to your dog, as breed, age, and weight need to be considered:


  • Zinc acetate
  • Yucca schidigera
  • Dry activated charcoal
  • Bismuth subsalicylate
  • Simethicone
  • Pancreatic enzyme supplements




  • Encourage an active lifestyle
  • Feed smaller meals more frequently
  • Feed meals in a quiet, isolated, non-competitive environment
  • Make certain diet is highly digestible
  • Changing the source for protein and carbohydrates sometimes helps


Finally, be cautious about where your dog has access to food. For example, put secure covers on garbage cans and do not let your dog roam into the neighbors’ yards or into garages where garbage might be stored. Also, be observant to whether your dog is exhibiting coprophagia; that is, eating feces. For example, dogs especially will eat items like deer pellets because of their likeness to kibbles. If these changes do not help, schedule a visit with your veterinarian so that an underlying disease may be ruled out as a cause for the excessive flatulence.



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