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    Question Puppies Farting

    Is it normal for puppies to fart? Dora's being doing it from the first time I got her, and I'm a bit worried. Would it be because there's something going wrong in their tummy? A 13 1/2 week old pup with tummy problems worries me.

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    All animals fart Masha My Charlie does ones that bring a tear to your eye.

    If Dora had tummy problems you would most likely know it - she may be off her food, or have diarrhea. Some puppies have sensitive tummys (Charlie does, but he's growing out of it). If you want to change her food or introduce new food to her, do it very slowly - a tiny bit at a time.

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    Her breeder didn't have her on a solid diet, she was fed everything from table scraps to random dog food. I introduced her to Purina Super Coat for puppies, but she doesn't like it very much.
    I'm just a bit concerned because Dora farts very often, and she could clear a whole room with hers. Whew.
    Would you recommend any dog food that your dogs like?

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    If I use pro-plan sensitive stomach & skin then the air is clear. I thought I would save a bit of money a while back and get a less expensive brand - wasn't worth it with the whippets. Even my husband said "don't care how much you spend, change the food".

    The Gordon has a cast iron gut and can eat anything. The whippets are a bit more sensitive.

    Not to say they don't fart - but as least they don't kill us.

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    Stick to your guns and don't pander to her pickiness over food or she may get very fussy.

    What I recommend is put food down for 15 minutes, what is not eaten after 15 minutes is removed and no further food is offered until the next meal time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Stick to your guns and don't pander to her pickiness over food or she may get very fussy.

    What I recommend is put food down for 15 minutes, what is not eaten after 15 minutes is removed and no further food is offered until the next meal time.
    Yes, I tried that, but my Mum insisted on giving Dora a variety of food such as outs, beef, chicken, etc. I give her the dry food long with that, but I would much prefer Dora to have less variety. I don't want to spoil her.

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    We feed ours Eukenuba small breed puppy, as that's what the breeder fed them. I also sometimes mix in a teaspoon of canned food as Bella can be a bit fussy sometimes too - but, as mouseandchicken said, if she's doesn't eat it within a certain timeframe then too bad. Despite his sensitive tummy Charlie is like a vacuum cleaner - if it can be eaten, he'll eat it. After all, he's not the one who has to clean up the mess!

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    This variety in food may also be a contributing factor to both the fussiness and farting.

    There is nothing wrong with Purina.

    Pro-Plan Sensitive is a large biscuit designed for adult dogs.

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    As Charlie & Bella's mum said, a teaspoon of can. Heat it so it smells. Often once they start they will continue thru to the end of the bowl.

    However lets face it, plan biscuits or hang out for chicken etc. She's not silly. Some dogs are like that.

    Mine would eat whatever they are given because they have competition. The really nice stuff and the boring stuff and finish the lot.

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    I do like to feed variety. My pups have been brought up to eat anything from an early age.(10 weeks old now) It will be so much easier feeding Jodi than it is her Mother, Pretty, as Pretty is so fussy. Others like to find a diet that suits their dog and stick to it. The bottom line is whatever works is the best. My pups are on supercoat puppy as their basic diet and I add to that a raw meal a day (chicken wings, beef, lamb offcuts, meaty bone each) and the evening meal can be some canned food, raw egg, whatever in the mix. Puppies, dogs and people fart. That is normal unless it is accompanied by upsets, poop changes.
    I would be feeding what the breeder was feeding then gradually introducing any changes I wanted. If you are concerned I suggest calling the vet.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 01-08-2010 at 01:50 PM.

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