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pud1 Sat 03-Nov-12 23:06:21

i have an 8 yo boxer. He has started to fart constantly and it stinks. He has had the odd flare up of colitis but he is fine at the moment so I don't think it's related. Is it normal for older dogs to fart a lot. It's not nice, he stinks

ImperialFireworksInMyKnickers Sat 03-Nov-12 23:07:35

The obvious question - has his diet changed?

ExitPursuedByABanger Sat 03-Nov-12 23:08:57

My dog farts all the time. Sometimes so loudly that he surprises himself.

They all stink.

pud1 Sat 03-Nov-12 23:09:52

No, he is on wet food and always has been. Not even changed the brand. Have tried to get him on dry food on many occasions in the past but he just wont have it. He does have mixer though

issey6cats Sat 03-Nov-12 23:12:46

my 8 year old dog (coonhound cross) can clear a room her farts are that bad but i dont know if shes always done it or if because i have not long adopted her if its diet related shes on wet food and cobby dog supreme biscuits

Aquelven Sat 03-Nov-12 23:14:25

One of mine's smells so disgusting that he gets up & moves to the other side of the room to get away from the stink.

Incidentally, I read that the Queen's corgis are famous for it. Usually under the table when entertaining visiting dignitaries to dinner.

SecretSquirrel193 Sun 04-Nov-12 06:44:51

Doggie detox from Dorwest.. Still get the noise but no smell :D Fab stuff!!

frostyfingers Mon 05-Nov-12 17:43:32

Ours are currently snaffling fallen cider apples and potatoes left in the fields from harvesting and the resulting farts are absolutely revolting - I light a candle every night to try and mask the stink, but without much success. Another favourite is acorns - I spend the whole time on a walk calling them away from gross things, the deader the better as far as they're concerned. You'll probably find he's eating something when he's out and about.

mute Mon 05-Nov-12 18:48:31

Try worming him. My dog always stinks when worming is needed.

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