Is your dog farting in your direction and then leaving the room? Does your dog wake themselves up farting into oblivion? If so, there are likely culprits, and you CAN figure out what is causing your dog to turn into a fart fest, and you can do something about it.
The most likely cause of your dog’s sudden gas and acrid farting is they got into something than they shouldn’t have, and it is usually accompanied by diarrhea. Your dog likely got into your garbage and consumed something delicious (and very likely rotten), and within a few hours will begin farting constantly and pacing about the living room in discomfort. Your dog wants to poop, and wants to poop NOW, and I bet if you looked in your garbage can you’d see that your dog has torn into the bag and ate some eggshells or rotten casserole. Dogs are tempted by the stinky things in our trash, and when they eat them, their bodies rebel.
Your dog may also be reacting (very quickly) to a new brand of dog food, oddly enough, especially if you’ve upgraded. If your dog is used to “filler” dog food, like ‘Ol Roy, and you’ve changed up their diet to something more digestible, like Pedigree or a better diet dog food, your dog’s system will react to their new food as being more digestible, and it will give them bad gas and usually diarrhea. This will fade in a few days as their bodies get used to a better dog food with more substance, but a great way to get them used to their new food is to mix it with their old food, or add a cup of cooked plain rice to their new food as they get used to it so their bodies aren’t overwhelmed by new, better food.
To battle bad dog gas, you need to let your dog out frequently to poop, since if they are farting constantly, they probably have some acrid feces to get out of their system. This will lessen your dog’s farting over a few hours, and keep them with plenty of water to help their bodies digest and get rid of whatever is giving them gas and stomach upset. Feed your dog beef or chicken broth with rice to give them substance that won’t set their bodies in overdrive, and in a pinch give your dog a slice of whole wheat bread to give them something with substance to help them quell all that farting.
Remember, canned food can turn your dog into a farting machine instantly, as will a plethora of dog treats. Just because it’s designed for doggy consumption, doesn’t mean you should be giving your dogs great amounts of it. Give your dog plenty of bathroom breaks and water and try to keep away from a lot of gas-inducing treats that are likely upsetting your dog’s tummy as well.
Your dog’s gas shouldn’t last for more than a few hours or so as long as you are allowing them to go outside to relieve themselves often, backing off the treats that may be making them fart, and giving them plain white rice to offset their gassy stomachs that are making them fart as well. If your dog has gas and diarrhea for more than 72 hours and they are exhibiting illness, get your dog to a vet to rule out any possible illness. Otherwise, occasional stomach upset and chronic farting is to be expected now and then, and just one of the many “perks” of owning a dog.