English Bulldog

Does your bully give off too much gas sometimes?




Aren’t bulldog farts part of the breed?

We love our smushy face babies because they make funny noises, right?

If you are noticing a few too many noises it might be good to take them in for a checkup, or consider the options listed below:

1) A recent change in diet could cause your bullie to have an upset stomach, so make sure that you change their diet gradually by mixing the food 1/4 new to 3/4 old for several days, then 1/2 to 1/2 for several more days, then 3/4 to 1/4, and finally a full switch.  Changing food overnight can lead to upset stomach causing some extra gas or even diarrhea

2) Some products such as food and treats may also contain excess corn, wheat, or soy that is high in gas producing carbohydrates.  Carbohydrates contain sugar and starch which can ferment in your bulldog’s stomach causing excess gas.

3) Are you feeding your bulldog diary products such as milk, ice cream, or cheese?  Your baby could be lactose intolerant, and stopping dairy would be a good way to test if the excess gas goes away.

4) Are they being overfed?  Make sure you are reading the labels to make sure you are not overfeeding, or underfeeding your baby.  Bulldogs do love the eat and can eat fast and too much, so make sure you monitor their eating habits so they are at a healthy level.

5) Ask your vet about adding a probiotic supplement to your bulldogs regimen if other steps are not getting the best result.  There are several that we like which can be found on Amazon at the links below:

Purina Veterinary Diets Fortiflora Canine, 30 Sachets Per Box

3 Pack FortiFlora CANINE Nutritional Supplement by Purina Box of 30 (1 gram packets)

Vetri-Science Probiotic Everyday Bite Size Chew for Dogs, 60-Count

Probiotic Miracle Dog Probiotics for Dogs (360 servings)

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