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Why Is My Dog So Gassy?

Why Is My Smooshy So Stinky?

Bulldogs, along with Boxers, Bostons, Persians, and Himalayans (to name a few), fall into a group I like to affectionately call smooshies, based on that unique face shape. They all have brachycephalic skulls — "brachy" means shortened and "cephalic" means head. This creates the wheezes, snores, and snorts commonly coming from their mouths, but also causes another unwelcome emission . . . gas.

Along with narrower nostrils and wind pipes, it can take a greater effort for them to breathe through the nose. Then, when eating, dogs with smushed faces tend to inhale (literally), not chew their food, and typically suck in quite a bit of air in the process, which makes them rather gassy on the other end, too.

What can you do about it? Pick up a bowl to help pets eat, and drink, slower and ingest less air.

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fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Ahhhh, yes. Air biscuits. I know them well. *looking at Oliver*
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
<--------Champion air biscuit floater.
kismekate kismekate 5 years
Or feed them different food. My frenchie has the WORST gas when she's not eating her specific organic food. They are more audible now, but I would take that ANY DAY over the room clearing gas that comes out of her when she eats anything else.
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