Does grain free give your dog gas?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Lol yes!!! Oh my gosh it is the worst. Try some different brands too. We had ours on Taste of the Wild which was the worst gas imaginable, then Wellness, then Evo, and now we are on Earthborn Holistic. Earthborn has been the best so far and our two seem to like it. There is much less gas but it is still…potent. Or maybe we have just gotten used to it…that might be worse.

I forget what we pay for Earthborn but I think it is around $40 a bag.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@SouthernGirl:  No its only when we are on certain proteins. Like poultry. Our french bulldog is sensitive to a lot of proteins. Its not the grain free that causes the gas, but the protein for us.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@SouthernGirl:  Tractor Supply might be able to order it for you if you need to get it through them. But, I would definitely try a few different ones because they do change the smell. 🙂

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@SouthernGirl:  Our pit puppy had the worst gas when we got her about 4 wks, but she was being fed formula though. We gave her Blue Buffalo, and that helped.  She’s now on grain free Natural’s Choice, no gas at all with Natural’s Choice.  We give her a both meat and fish flavors, you can combine them or feed it separately.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Kir32:  same here. My lab mix cannot eat chicken bc he gets horrible diarrhea. We switched to salmon grain free food and it made a huge difference. 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My one dog can’t handle the grain free at all. Gives him terrible gas AND poops, fun times!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@SouthernGirl:  Our golden retriever gets TERRIBLE gas when we feed her any poultry.  Like…. terrible.  She doesn’t do well with super high protein foods, either (so Innova or Blue Buffalo is out).  She just can’t digest it and gets gassy.  We feed her Natural Balance LID food – it’s single protein so you can figure out which ones work (for her – only bison, even rabbit was a gassy mistake).

You can try giving your pup some plain yogurt with every meal (just a scoop) and it might help with the gas until you can switch to something different.  It’s helped us in the past.  🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@SouthernGirl:  we used nutro grain free food… my pup has a yeast problem too but this brand makes him stink the least

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes!! But overtime, as she got used to the food it got much, much better. We feed her Orijen Adult and sometimes Acana Wild Prarie. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We had the same issue, and our bulldog is now on a raw diet. Although he eats Merricks Grain Free for breakfast.

The gas is not so much of an issue anymore. Except when he gets his paws on table food.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@SouthernGirl:  Corn gives my dog gas, which was one reason I switched to grain free. I also feed 4health and have not had any problems with them being gassy (two labs). Try switching the protein source. Did you do a slow transitition to the new food? That can also be a cause of gassiness (switching too quick).

P.S. I really don’t know the proper way to spell gassy or gassiness or if they are even words! 😛

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@SouthernGirl:  everything gives my dog gas.  -_-

good thing she’s so precious.

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