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Debbie
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As I am sitting here typing this I am getting gassed out of my own house! My 13 year old weimarnar, Sara and 4 month old Riley are on Wellness (Super5Mix and large breed puppy). Sara has been on it about 4 months and I gradually switched Riley from the Eukanuba the breeder had her on, Sara was switched from Nutro. In addition to her 3 meals a day of dry food Riley gets a heaping tablespoon of plain yogurt at breakfast and a heaping tablespoon of canned Wellness at dinner (just dry, with an egg twice a week for lunch). She gets 2 kongs a day of frozen cream cheese (maybe a tablespoon each time). Sara gets dry twice a day and an occasional cream cheese kong. This is the diet we have been following since Riley was about 11 weeks old. The gas seems to come and go but has been particularly bad lately. I'm pretty sure it's the food and not the cheese because Sara's gas has been really bad and she doesn't get cheese very often. Any advice?
 

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Debbie
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Thanks! I should have thought about doing a search. I guess all that gas clouded my brain!
 

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My 11 month old had baaaaad gas on Wellness and California Natural (and loose stool problems). Once i switched him over to grain-free a few months ago, all the problems went away. I didn't even realize the gas had gone away until i saw this post!

Good luck figuring it out. It's pretty embarrassing when you have guests over.... "No, i swear, it was the dog!"
 

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If health is fine, I would strongly suspect the yogurt and cream cheese are largely contributing the gas problem. Did you try substituting with another form of probiotics and kong filling (i.e. peanut butter) to see if that improved the situation at all?

Also the Wellness Super5 mixes particularly have lots of different grains that can cause gasiness (barley, rice bran), etc. Their Large Breed formulas are less grainy/marginally better (no rice bran or rye flour) so you may have better luck with those. There are other foods & things you can try too, but I'd try one thing at a time so you can find the true culprit and eliminate it.:)
 

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I was just going to ask the same question. We're in the process of switching Marty from Euk Lg brd puppy to Wellness lg brd puppy. I think he enjoys coming up to us to do this. I'll have to read the other entries as I'm leaving shortly. Hope we don't have to switch from Wellness as I think it's a good food.
 

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My guy has had bad gas lately too. He's on a high protein kibble (orijen) and I really found that a 45 min walk a day stops the worst of the gassiness. He was gas-free in the summer when we went on 2 1-hr walks a day. Since the winter hit, i've been lazy and we're only getting outside for a walk every few days or so and I've really noticed a difference. Also, i tried adding some yogurt to his kibble a few times in the summer and it made him very stinky.

My recipe for a gas-free Ranger is a long walk a day, no yogurt/cheese unless I'm willing to suffer the consequences, and some probiotics/digestive enzymes added to his kibble twice a day. The probiotics/digestive enzymes are a huge help. Even without a long walk, he's way less gassy.
 
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