Pitt Bulls owners I need some feedback!

United States
March 6, 2007 3:12pm CST
Ok I have a 2 1/1 yr old pit and a 7 month old pit. They are ALWAYS farting. It gets pretty nasty. Do they ever stop? Is it the food? We feed ours Pedigree. they also get some table scraps...could that be it? I need help with my stinky babies!
3 responses
@jan135 (537)
• Australia
8 Mar 07
I have a 2 yr old pitty but she doesn't fart that much. I feed her half wet half dry food. I would imagine the farting is to do with what your dog eats. They are the same as humans in that if given food like cabbage and beans that seem to ferment in the stomach, this striggers smelly farts. I am not saying you are feeding your dog the wrong foods by any means, this is just a guideline for you, it may be that your dog has an intolerence to certain foods, we just have to take everything into consideration. Here is a website for you: http://mooreshaven.com/pets/dogs/safety/badfoodlist/html
• United States
3 May 09
I have a 4 year old female American Pit and she will pass gas non-stop! I feed her nothing but high protein Iams large breed dog food. However, it continues to smell like rotten eggs! It's gotten to the point where we can no longer enjoy our time together because we cannot stand the smell! We love her dearly but don't know what to do about her problem. We've occasionally given her Gas-X which appears to alleviate the problem temporarily...if anyone has suggestions, we are all dog ears!
• United States
8 Mar 07
LOL...Well, bully breeds in general are known for their farting. But I don't recomend pedigree dog food. Mine all used to fart a lot more, but I switched to iams dog food & they are doing a LOT better. Their coat is shinier & everything. If you read the ingredients on Pedigree, you'll see that it says "animal fat" & possibly even "animal by-products". I will not feed my dogs anything that does not specify what animal that fat is coming from. I've done a lot of research & found out that if it is not specified, the food could contain anything from cows, chickens, horses to euthanised dogs & cats! I recomend switching foods. Table scraps don't really have anything to do with it. I feed mine table scraps all the time. If switching to iams (or whatever other food you choose that has better ingredients in it) doesn't get the farting down to a level you are happy with, there are suppliments you can buy to help eliminate it as well. I know PetSmart sells the suppliments. I hope this helps you at least a little. I have a 2 1/2 yr old, a 1 1/2 yr old & a 6 mo old Pittie & I also used to have a Lab/Pit who, believe it or not, was worse than the 3 that I have now! LOL Let me know if there is anything else I can help with. :)