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Puppy has very smelly wind!

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by KateLauren, Feb 9, 2018.


  1. KateLauren

    KateLauren PetForums Newbie

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    Hi All,

    Our cavalier pup is almost 16 weeks old. When we got him at 8 weeks he had diarhea so was put on a diet of chicken, rice and scrambled egg. Once he firmed up we gradually added in dried food (royal canin puppy). He has now been on solely dried food for two weeks, after 3 or 4 days he started having very smelly wind! And it is constant! Honestly for such a small pup he could clear a room!

    Do you think his food isnt agreeing with him? Or is this something that will settle down over time?
     
  2. BlueJay

    BlueJay wag more ★ bark less

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    If there's nothing else going on internally, and he's not regularly getting anything else that could be an issue, then yes, the food may very well not suit him.
    Excessive smelly farts are not normal.
     
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  3. wee man

    wee man PetForums Senior

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    Yes it is very likely his food. Royal canin is a popular name but poor quality. You would do better to look for a grain free product (this includes no rice !) you may find these grain free foods more expensive , but the quality is so much better and more easily digested, therefore less amount is needed for feeding.
    Take care with treats that contain grain!
     
  4. MontyMaude

    MontyMaude PetForums VIP

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    Could be the food, if you do decide to change make sure you do a gradual change over so as not to upset his tummy even more, I have two Cavalier X's and I feed mine Canagan dried food in the country game variety as Hector can get soft poops if he eats too much chicken/chicken based food, but my two rarely trump on it.
     
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