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I know this is a completely worn out subject but I feel this is a little different of a question.

I started my dog on Canidae (after their ingredient change). Just started him on it like two weeks ago, after a gradual switch. He was the worse gas ever! I am wondering could it be from the food or the treats and all the toys he eats (he is getting many training treats)? We try to limit his "people" food but he does get cheese for training sometimes as well (recommended by the trainer).

So in short, do you think I am jumping to conclusions too quickly on his food or I should do a switch (gradually) and see if it helps?

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Gus did have gas when he ate Canidae, but it may just be that your guy is still getting used to it, and it could stop after he's used to it (if you can handle it that long! :))
 

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My dogs have never had a gas problem while on Canidae (new formula) but each dog is different. It could be the cheese but then I would think you would have noticed it before.

Each dog is different, though, and not all foods work for all dogs.
 

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My dog Jake, did also have very bad gas while on the new formula. It did not go away, we switched to a different food.
 

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I know this is a completely worn out subject but I feel this is a little different of a question.

I started my dog on Canidae (after their ingredient change). Just started him on it like two weeks ago, after a gradual switch. He was the worse gas ever! I am wondering could it be from the food or the treats and all the toys he eats (he is getting many training treats)? We try to limit his "people" food but he does get cheese for training sometimes as well (recommended by the trainer).

So in short, do you think I am jumping to conclusions too quickly on his food or I should do a switch (gradually) and see if it helps?

Thanks again!
If the food is the only new thing since the gas became noticeable, then that's likely the source. Canidae has lots of different (and some glutenous) grains in it which can attribute to gasiness (escpecially barley, oatmeal, rice bran)...sometimes this improves with time/adjustment, sometimes not. Curious, what food was he on before?
 

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I'd take him off all treats for a couple of days to make sure. Griff eats Canidae and doesn't have gas at all. (Course... he's got a cast iron belly - must have been from all the acorns he ate as a pup!):p:
 

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Thanks everyone for your insight and help. I have only had LuckyPup for 5 weeks he is 9 months old though. Unfortunately, the previous owners fed Lucky Gravy Train. Terrible I know! So right now everything I guess is new to him? I spoke with the vet and since we stayed consistent with the treats and intermittently add in cheese and other training treats she said to switch foods.

I did not even think of his poo! It is very soft but not diarehhia! So I guess I am back to researching! The vet and the place I get all his food recommended California Natural. Apparently has the least ingredients and could be easier for his stomach.

Thanks for all the help! I swear I read every book I could get my hand on about Goldens and adopting one....but I guess they are like another child. More knowledge the better but experience is the only thing that really works. Although, this forum has been a life saver. Since I have had him this has saved many trips to book stores, pet stores and everything else in between! I can not thank you all enough!
 

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CN is a very good food and it is true about having a limited ingredients. Many people, including myself, have had success with it. You may also want to look into Healthwise. Made by same company as CN, also has limited ingredients, but has a higher protein and fat percentage.
 

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CN is a great food and definitely recommend you look into the Healthwise (also by Naturapet). It's moderately priced and, like CN, has few and digestive-friendly ingredients (plus more moderate higher fiber content, which may be helpful to a dog with looser stool) and the slightly higher protein and fat contents also would be a good fit to a young dog. Both foods are included in my dogs' rotation and they love and thrive off of both.
 

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Unfortunately, the previous owners fed Lucky Gravy Train. Terrible I know!!
Blasphemy! lol I was just wondering what kind of grain sources he had been exposed to before - many in the Canidae are new to him which makes me really suspect the new food. The foods suggested should help.

p.s. The GT doesn't seem to have done any harm - what a happy and handsome boy!:)
 

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To Gryffin'sMom: Adore Jake banner - personality plus and a face that just melts. As to taking a Golden to 16 1/2...OUTSTANDING!!!
 
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