Why does my dog fart smell so bad?

Asked By: Vaughn Barrows
Date created: Sat, Dec 26, 2020 7:37 AM
Best answers

Diet is one of the leading causes of dog farts, according to veterinarians.

Certain food groups, such as indigestible carbohydrates, lead to gas, and foods and treats that have a high meat content can create truly foul-smelling farts.

Another common dietary cause of flatulence in dogs is table scraps.

Answered By: Florian Schiller
Date created: Sun, Dec 27, 2020 9:40 AM
In addition to gastrointestinal disease, there are a few other diseases that may cause your dog's farts to smell bad, explains PetMD. These conditions include irritable bowel syndrome, pancreas...
Answered By: Phoebe Green
Date created: Wed, Dec 30, 2020 3:42 AM
Having an allergic reaction to something they have eaten can result in very smelly and offensive farts. Dairy is one of the biggest causes of digestion issues in dogs; loose stools, indigestion, cramps, and wind. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to discover the exact cause of your pup’s dietary intolerance.
Answered By: Asa Hettinger
Date created: Wed, Dec 30, 2020 8:41 PM
Your dog’s farts smell like rotten eggs due to their diet. Too much protein and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli lead to stinky farts. That is mainly due to the sulfur content of these foods. Health conditions also make farts smell horrible, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Answered By: Amparo Batz
Date created: Thu, Dec 31, 2020 1:58 PM
Sulfur is an essential mineral in the dog’s diet. However, too much can cause stinky farts. Plus, there are also certain diseases and gastrointestinal issues can also be the reason your dog’s fart smells sulfuric. However, most times, when your dog lets off a sulfuric smelling eggy stink bomb it will due to something he’s eaten.
Answered By: Mose Wunsch
Date created: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 2:27 AM
In fact, there are several factors that can lead to stinky dog farts. Gas can build up when your dog swallows large amounts of air while gulping down his food. Certain types of food can also give your dog the toots. They tend to be the usual offenders that also make your own butt sing with bride. You know, beans, cauliflower, cabbage, and soybeans. These sorts of foods are all highly fermentable. Your dog’s thunderous blasts can come from food intolerance, such as sensitivities ...
Answered By: Myrl Johnston
Date created: Tue, Jan 5, 2021 6:13 PM
Why Does My Dog Fart So Much and Stink? The causes of dog farts vary but they are generally the same as in people. After a meal, bacteria in the intestinal tract break down the food into nutrients...
Answered By: Joanie McDermott
Date created: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 3:23 AM
Reasons for excessive farting in dogs are: * The dog is fed a poor quality diet. * Lack of exercise. * Lactose intolerance can also cause smelly gas. * Overweight, sedentary dogs are more likely to have smelly farts, regardless of diet. This is quite common in senior dogs.
Answered By: Manuel Ernser
Date created: Sun, Jan 10, 2021 8:13 PM
My dogs fart smell so bad he even makes his own eyes water. Pete. SoulMonger. Ars Scholae Palatinae Registered: Dec 15, 1999. Posts: 1180. Posted: Wed May 03, 2000 5:58 pm LMAO. definitely a funny ...
Answered By: Triston Feeney
Date created: Thu, Jan 14, 2021 1:08 AM
But, whoa, they get a bad rap for making you fart. Beans contain raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFOs), a group of sugars that are at least partially responsible for the bloating and gas that ...
Answered By: Corine Mayer
Date created: Sat, Jan 16, 2021 3:54 AM
You may be able to tell if your dog has impacted anal glands a number of ways, one being the odor. If your dog's butt smells like fish, chances are her anal glands are impacted with sebum. Additionally, dogs with impacted anal glands will often lick the area excessively in an effort to ease the irritation that comes with it.
Answered By: Marc Herzog
Date created: Tue, Jan 19, 2021 5:51 PM
No, rawhide does not dissolve in the dog's stomach. In fact, the opposite is true — the rawhide swells up. Far from being broken down, rawhide forces your dog to pass the pieces they swallow, making for a risk of bowel blockage.

Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit.

Mostly, with domestic Dogs, it's a sign of affection.

Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives Dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress.


According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.

As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.

Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.


It's very common for dog owners to punish their dogs for growling.

Unfortunately, this often suppresses the growl—eliminating his ability to warn us that he's about to snap, literally and figuratively.

On other occasions, punishing a growling, uncomfortable dog can induce him to escalate into full-on aggression.


If your dog is drinking excessively (polydipsia) it is possibly because he is losing excess amounts of water for any of a number of reasons.

While a number of diseases result in excess water intake and urine output, the most common of these diseases include kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease.


Dogs also "express" their anal sacs when they are scared, which is perfectly normal, if a bit odorous.

Anal gland secretions have a distinct smell that many people describe as fishy.

If your dog smells like fish, chances are there may be something going on with her anal glands.


Dog groomers typically charge extra for additional services such as teeth cleaning, flea treatments and nail clipping.

On average, expect to pay between $30 and $90 for standard grooming, depending on the size of your pet and its amount of fur.

67 similar questions