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My greyhound which i have adopted and had for about a month seems to pass gas almost continuously. In the car, when she is in her bed etc.

What could be causing this, if a change in diet could cause it how long would you think the change in diet would need to be tested before you could rule it out. Such as a day or a week or a month.

Thanks in advance.

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Ryan,
A change of diet could definitely cause the gas problem. Is your greyhound a former racing dog? If so, he has probably been used to eating a largely maw meat diet with little or no grains. If you have put him on a basic, grocery store type food, the grains would cause problems. On the other hand, if he was fed a poor diet formerly and you have switched him to a quality, natural diet with no by-products, etc. the issue could be the richness of the diet.

The main recommendation I would have is to put him on a good quality enzyme and pro-biotic formula. This will help his digestion regardless of the circumstance. If you have taken him from a poor quality food to a high quality one,you are very possibly over feeding him. Just cut down the amount of food by a bit and see what happens.

You may want to read my book, "Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet" which you can get a PDF copy of it for free by going to my site: http://naturalsforanimals.com and submitting the pop-up form. When you confirm your e-mail, you will receive an attachment of in by e-mail. It has a lot of extremely important information in it.

I hope this helps. Oh yes, there are charcoal biscuits that are also very helpful for gas while you are working on the diet.

Sue Griffin

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I can answer questions concerning pet allergies, natural flea control, breeding and dog breeds, puppy training, pets and stress, and pretty much any dog related question.

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I have been a Holistic Pet Care Consultant for over 20 years. My specialties are nutrition and flea, skin and coat problems but I have experience with other health issues as well. I have been studying canine nutrition for over 20 years as well and have a broad knowledge base there including breed specific information. I am the author of The Healthy Pet Handbook and Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet as well as many other pet related articles; and have hosted radio talk shows on natural pet care. I conduct seminars on natural pet care, relationship training and the spiritual, energetic relationship between people and companion animals. I trained my first dog in 7th grade, bread my first litter in 12th grade and began showing at age 20 (I'm now 60). I have studied dogs all of my life and I have a degree in Psychology with minors in Ecology and Animal Behavior from Utah State University. I am a graduate of The New York School of Dog Grooming (1972) and Orchard Kennels School of Training (can't remember the year). I am the founder and owner of Naturals For Animals in St Petersburg, FL and the developer of Critter Oil and other natural products and Pet Energy Therapy, a pet assisted therapy for people. I look forward to answering your questions and feel free to read the articles on my site, http://critteroil.com

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