Boston Terier

Do Boston Terriers really Fart that much?

Yep! Boston Terriers and other brachycephalic (short-nosed) dogs are known for being an extremely flatulent.

This is cause larger due to the smooshed in face that so many people have fallen in love with. Given that their snouts are pushed inwards so much, so dogs often must breathe through their mouth rather than their nose, resulting in them swallowing a great deal more air than other breeds.

Also they tend to take in a LOT of air when they eat because their shorter nose causes them to swallow more air while eating. More air took in means more air needs to come out and this condition affects the dog’s respiratory system.

You can help cut down on this air to a certain extent. Your dog will tend to eat more calmly if they have a secluded, quiet area in which to eat their meals. If the issue is still very present you can buy a food bowl designed to help them slow down their eating.

For a quick at-home remedy, try putting a large (too large to fit in his mouth), clean rock in your pet’s bowl so he has to pick around it to eat his food.

Although this can not be avoided entirely, there are many ways that owners can help reduce how often this occurs.

How to Stop Your Boston Terrier from Farting

Carefully maintain their diet. Dogs who eat to often, or at irregular times throughout the day, are more prone to feeling quality of the food as well. Many cheaper brands contain carbohydrates that your dog isn’t able to digest which can cause them to be quite gassy.

When we feed our Boston Terriers with a diet that is low in protein and high in grains, this causes gas build-up. This can be fixed by feeding them a more expensive food that focused its ingredient list to be primarily full of meat and other good sources of protein.

Dogs need a lot of protein in their diets, but too much meat can be a cause of particularly stinky gas. Good dog food for gassy Boston Terrier contains sweet potato, carrots, brown rice, and white fish.  Some owners prefer to feed their Bostons a diet of meat, potato, and rice, and they prepare homemade foods with these nutrients.

Make sure your dog is well-exercised. Most Boston Terriers will need 30-60 minutes of exercise per day. The activity can be as simple as a walk or run per day.

Do Boston Terriers have Sensitive Stomachs?

A food allergy or intolerance can cause your dog to be gassy. Boston Terriers are more sensitive than most other breeds so you must be careful about the type of food wich they will tolerate without digestive problems. Also, your dog can eat something it shouldn’t have so always monitor what your dog eats and keep your eye on it

The most common dog food allergens are beef, dairy products, chicken, lamb, fish, chicken eggs, corn, wheat, and soy. However, every dog is different individually so the type of allergic food may vary.

There are ways to decrease the effects of allergies by increasing your dog’s immune system. Some research has shown that Omega fatty acids even prevent allergies from developing in puppies. You can use some Omega 3 chew tablets which have some of the highest concentrations of Omega’s of any fish.

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