Boston Terier

Why Do Boston Terriers Fart So much?

If you own a Boston Terrier, you probably know that they do tend to fart more than other dog breeds. Boston Terriers and other brachycephalic (short-nosed) dogs are known for being extremely flatulent.

This is cause larger due to their 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.

boston terrier farting

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. Alternatively, you can try this handy food bowl (on Amazon) which will do the same thing.

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

How to Stop Your Boston Terrier from Farting

If you think your Boston is farting too much, or you just can’t stand the smell anymore, then there are some things you can do to reduce the flatulence in your Boston Terrier.

Carefully Maintain Their Diet

Dogs who eat too often, or at irregular times throughout the day, are more prone to flatulence. Also, many cheaper brands of dog food 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 focuses 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 Boston 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 once a day.

Boston on a blanket

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 which they will tolerate without digestive problems. Your Boston could also 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.

Final Thoughts

It’s a fact that Boston Terriers do fart more than other dogs, but with some small changes, you can reduce their flatulence to a more pleasant degree.

The most important thing is to make sure your Boston has a well-balanced diet that is full of good sources of protein and raw meats. Also giving your dog proper exercise will help keep their digestive system in tip-top shape.

If your Boston Terrier is still farting too much after proper diet and exercise, then you may need to consult your veterinarian just in case there are some other underlying conditions. It’s better safe than sorry.

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