Everyone knows the old joke that when you’re in a room with other people and that very familiar, yet unpleasant odor begins to circulate, people start to eye each other looking for the culprit.’ If the dog is present in the room it is generally he or she who becomes the scapegoat and is blamed for the smell.’ But what about when it really is the dog who creates the foul aroma?
There are many factors that could possibly contribute to a gas problem with your pet. The quality or brand of food that you are feeding the animal may be the cause and as a result is not being digested properly before it reaches the large intestine. Alternately, the animal may have a negative chemical reaction within the digestive system, which is causing the gas problem. Or, if your pet is one who gulps down their food quickly, it is possible that in the process they may be swallowing large amounts of air, which in turn causes the gas. There are numerous potential causes for excessive flatulence, some of which may present the symptom of gas as that of a much more serious medical problem, or however it may simply be a reaction to a particular food or to how quickly that food is consumed.
Try using Nux Vomica to reduce or eliminate the problem of flatulence. Nux Vomica (otherwise known as Poison Nut) is a homeopathic treatment that is very successful in the remedy of indigestion and flatulence in pets. You can purchase Nux Vomica through online sources or even at your local health or homeopathic stores.
Another natural remedy to stop gas in your dog is activated charcoal. You can buy the powder online and add 1/4 teaspoon to the food for dogs under 30 pounds. Make sure to mix the charcoal in water when you add it to make it easier to go down.