Can you recommend any treats that will NOT give my dog gas?
My dog is the mascot at work. She is there everyday, greeting all of our delivery people. She is a very healthy and active 7yr old 85lb mixed-breed. She doesn't eat crappy dog food, canned food, or people food at all EVER. But our delivery people love her so much, and bring her treats. So up to 5 times in a 10 hour day, she is given crappy grocery store dog-treats, and her gas is pretty unbearable. Sometimes she gets diarrhea, but usually it's just gas. I can ask them not to give her treats, but I'm hoping not to take that away from her or them. I'm sure this is the problem because she didn't have gas before I started bringing her to work, she's usually fine on weekends, and when they run out of treats- she runs out of gas. Does anyone have suggestions for better quality treats (preferably not too expensive) that I can provide at our door so they won't be feeding her junk-food? or even a type of healthy dog food that comes in larger bites so she thinks she's getting a cookie? thanks!
on Dec 15th 2011
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Howdy! It might just be that her stomach is not equipped to deal with unfamiliar foods, regardless of quality. When dogs eat the same thing all the time their stomach doesn't make the variety of enzymes needed to break down other foods (because they don't need to.) Undigested food equals lots of gas.
You might look for a treat made with the same carb/protein source as the food you normally feed her so it's not hard to deal with.
Bruno CGC answered on 12/15/11. Helpful? / 0
Try a large breed dog food. They usually have big kibbles. Or one for dental health. Maybe the same brand that you currently feed. I'm sure if you put out a cookie jar and explain that other treats upset her tummy no one will have a problem with switching.
Cupcake answered on 12/15/11. Helpful? / 0
I like PETfection dog treats. Multiple flavors to choose from and they even have a Happy Tummy treat to help with gas and flatulence. You can buy them in 1lb or 1.5lb bag sizes. Good luck!
Petri answered on 12/19/11. Helpful? / 1
Yes, there's a lot of good dog treats out there. I recommend giving treats by Solid Gold, Sojos, Plato, Kona's Chips, Wet Noses Organic Dog Treats, Overby Farms Hip Bones, Ziwi Peak, WhoozUrDoggy, Barkwheats, Charlee Bear, Distinctive Dog or Gimborn.
Howard answered on 2/23/12. Helpful? / 0