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13 April 2012 @ 11:54 am
Dog Food  
So back when I was a new Boston owner I learned that all dog foods are not created equal. I bought my boston Kermit NutroMax and she was eating that for years. I recently learned that even NutroMax was not as highly rated as I previously thought and gradually switched her over to Blue Buffalo brand dog food. She made the switch with no problems. However we are now on our second bag and she has been passing gas like something terrible! (I know, I know BTs are always stinky) but this a great increase. (After spending weekends with my in-laws who feed their dogs not great food (which Kermie eats when we are there) she has horrible gas) So I am just wondering what is up? Anyone have any thoughts? We don't really give treats so all other things are the same. (Kermie is 7 if that helps anything)
Kimmikka_15 on April 14th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
i think blue buffalo is a "bark" (biologically appropriate raw kibble) food and the meat could be causing the gas. I had my boston on Orijen kibble (similar to blue buffalo) and he got pretty smelly. He is on a holistic dog food from Walmart now, and he doesn't seem to be as gassy.

We switched for financial reasons as Orijen is $70 for a big bag, but I would glad switch back when I get some more funds as it is a great dog food.

My Boston is 3 years old. He doesn't eat fast which may also help with the lack of gas. Even all this and he can still smell pretty bad. It may just be the breed.
greymalkini: cutegreymalkini on April 14th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Ours is about 4 years old. We've noticed her gas isn't as bad or as often since we started her on the Rachel Ray kibble, also due to financial reasons.
Sheri: MICKEYWAFFLE BY MAGICALPANTIESbooksaremyhabit on April 17th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
we used to use nutramax too but they were too stinky and I also realized it wasn't that great in the dog food ratings. We now use Canidae lifestages and they love plus no smelly farts!
Erikatimeiswasting on April 18th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
is the food beef, chicken, lamb? My BT gets the worst gas with beef so we stick to the chicken. I work with dogs and have heard other BT parents complain of this!