All of a sudden he's VERY gassy and it smells so bad. He's never had gas in the 4 months that we've had him. Could it be that we switched to cheap, Fry's brand dog food? I hope that this isn't bad for him. :/ We had to go with store brand, Science Diet is just way too much with how the market's been. I hope to soon go back to the more expensive stuff, but it probably won't be for a few months if marketing goes right.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Aug. 13, 2009 in Pets
Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 2:22 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
It is more than likely the food. Cheaper brands use cheap fillers like corn, and dogs are carnivores. They would need to eat more of the cheap food to get the same nutrition in the expensive food. Don't worry too much though, you are doing the best you can do. Just watch him closely and make sure he's not puking or having lose bowels. A little is totally normal from time to time for anyone!=)
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
There are other brands of food out there that are higher quality but won't stretch your budget. At TCS I buy taste of the wild for about $25 dollars. You end up feeding less of it because its more nutritious. So it actually lasts longer. Try this website. www.dogfoodanalysis.com Check out what is available near you and look the foods up on that site. It will explain whats in it that is good and what is bad.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 6:32 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
Taste of the wild will run you $25 for a 15 pound bag $42 for a 30 pound bag.
As for the gas you can use a probitic powder additive to the food. Even your pricey dog foods can cause gas NOT just the cheaper brands. The probiotics enzymes help with digestion and get rid of the gas. Our dogs are on Innova ($62 a bag)..one still had gas from the "quality food". The probiotics did the trick.
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