Every pitbull gets rid of that excess wind from time to time. Yes, just like humans, dogs tend to get rid of it the same way us humans do – through farting. Of course, you can't blame your pitbull for it – after all, if you gotta go – you gotta go!
Pitbulls fart whenever they have that excess air trapped inside their intestines. It helps relieve the feeling that we all know very well. If the sound of the fart doesn't let you know about your pitbull's innocent deed – the stink that follows certainly will!
Even though it may not be a big deal when you're out for a walk or if your home air freshener's blast covers it up – it can still be a moment of embarrassment while you're with friends, in the car, and so on . Also, the stink is very discomforting for the pitbull himself!
Here area some tips to ease your pitbull's flatulence levels and increase overall health and well being of your beloved dog. If at any point you're uncomfortable or unsure about the tips presented here then please consult a vet for more information.
Cause of Pitbull Flatulence
Pitbull flautlence is the accumulation of gas within your dog's gastrointestinal tract, where, during normal digestion, the breakdown of bacteria takes place. Although occasional flatulence is perfectly normal – prolonged and consistent flatulence can be a sign of a health problem that you need to address. If your pitbull shows any signs of such, please consult with your vet right away.
Here's a list of some of the common causes of your pitbull's flatulence:
* Swallowing air while eating too quickly.
* Feeding your puppy the foods that would cause flatulence problems in humans such as beans, sprouts, and so on.
* Diets high in dairy products such as milk and cheese may cause flatulence in lactose intolerant pitbulls.
* Crappy food such as table scraps and cheap dog food full of "fillers" may increase your pitbull's flaulence.
How to Get Rid of Pitbull Flautlence
There's more than one way to deal with pitbull flatulence. For starters, you might want to start stop feeding your pitbull table scraps, leftover food, or foods that are generally not intended to be for your pitbull.
Get some higher quality dog food brands. Read the nutrition labels and avoid foods that contain nothing but fillers. The main ingredient will usually tell you the main composition of the meal so make sure that it's the general ingredient such as chicken or lamb – not the filler product.
Don't feed your pitbull foods that you know will give him flatulence problems – and we all know what I'm talking about. Some pitbulls enjoy a nice spoonful of natural yogurt after a meal – a nice addition to your dog's diet to help digest the food and reduce flatulence.
Also keep in mind that some dogs may be lactose intolerant so if your pitbull is having major flatulence problems you might want to consider taking him or her to the vet for a checkup. Lactose intolerant pitbulls should not eat any dairy products as they cannot digest it. Get more pitbull flatulence tips.