Why does my dogs fart smell so bad?

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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.

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Signs a Dog Smells Their Own Fart.

Dogs have a hugely sensitive sense of smell, and just as we found some gaseous emissions repulsive, so can dogs.

A sensitive dog may even get up and walk away from the bad smell, which is positive proof that dogs can detect the sulfurous odor of flatulence.

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Most of the gas that passes from the intestines doesn't smell at all.

Any bad smell is caused by hydrogen sulfide, better known as "rotten egg" gas (YUCK).

Some dogs swallow large amounts of air while eating.

The foul smelling flatulence is usually due to poor digestion of certain nutrients, such as protein or fiber.

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This distasteful smell is commonly associated with sulfur-rich foods like cauliflower or broccoli.

To explore the composition of stinky dog farts, the researchers took a two-pronged approach.

First, the fart suit measured what the dogs were dishing out, specifically hydrogen sulfide concentrations in parts per million.

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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.

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The yellow gunk is called tartar.

Under that hard layer on millions and millions of bacteria happily living and feeding on your dog's teeth and gums.

A by-product of all this bacterial action is essentially bacteria farts, and these smell bad! There are other causes of bad dog breath too.

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Can chicken cause gas in dogs? Sure it could, especially if given as chicken itself and not just an ingredient in the dog food label. Anything they're not used to getting on a regular basis can cause gas or loose stool. if it's just an ingredient on the label it would be less likely to be the case.
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Adding a teaspoon (one tablespoon for large dogs) of canned pumpkin, cooked oatmeal, or canned (and rinsed) green beans will keep gas to a minimum. Don't overfeed fiber because that can certainly make gas worse. Start small and increase slowly if needed.
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