what would cause my 5 yr old male boxer to always have bad gas?

what would cause my 5 yr old male boxer to always have bad gas?

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Look into feeding your Dobie an elimination diet (google elimination diet for dogs), and work your way to figuring out what disagrees with your dog’s system and is producing the gas.  Often it is grains and potatoes.  Dogs fed a raw diet rarely have gas issues so you might want to look into that while you are doing research.

PK Dennis
5 years ago

oops, I meant Boxer!

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Anonymous
5 years ago

in the Doberman world, this is an indicator that the food you’re feeding simply doesn’t agree with your dog’s digestive tract.  it could be the protein source, it could be the fillers…but it’s usually something in the food.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

they say the same thing about Dobes, but if you feed a high quality food that actually works with the dog’s GI tract, i find this isn’t so.

i think rumors like this come about from people feeding low quality food with protein sources and fillers that disagree with their dogs.

Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Boxers usually have lots of stinky gas,,, the breed is known for this actually…our old boxer Sasha lived up to this …you will often hear boxer owners say “it’s a boxer thing” , but you can always go to your vet to rule out anything medically

Brent Harte
5 years ago

Typically pathogens buildup in the digestive tract, particularly the large intestine. The pathogenic bacteria population growth results in gas. Compounds added to the dog’s diet that dry out the dog’s stool in the large intestine will help eliminate the pathogens and directly absorb gases. Research stuff like diatomaceous earth.