A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Jack and Jen B!, our August HOTM winners! HOTM - September : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Jack and Jen B,
our August HOTM Winners!
Far Away Places!





Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our August Rescue is:

North Star Siberian Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share | .
 

 Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Mark Grubbs
Teenager
Teenager
avatar

Male Join date : 2016-01-10
Location : Long Island, NY

PostSubject: Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?   Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:20 pm

So, ever since getting Zhukov, it has been a feeding adventure.  Not that he doesn't eat whatever I put down in front of him.  I am pretty sure that if I ground up a brick, the dog would gobble it down.  It's the gas.  That horrible stench that pops out of his body.  Oh Lord, it is horrible.  He is a mobile chemical warfare factory.  We tried all the dried and wet food combinations.  Several times I searched the house looking for a hidden pile of poop.  Almost every morning, when you open the door to his room, it hits you in the face like a train and I swear, the room would be 10 degrees warmer. Since his kennel is in my son's room, I am surprised that Joe survived and is not brain damaged.

Anyways, when we got back from dropping Joe off at college, I decided to try something new. We stuck with his favorite dry food, Merricks, and tried adding some "fresh" ingredients. I boiled up some chicken livers and ground chicken. Then I added some parboiled carrots and peas. I strained off the "juice" and put that in a separate container, which I use as a gravy. So, for the price of about 3 cans of wet food, I made enough to feed both of my dogs for about a week. On top of that, they LOVE it!!!

Colby has never been a problem with gas, and actually always seems shocked when he farts. He looks around with that shocked look and then sniffs his own butt, like "what was that???". When Zhukov farts, he just acts like it is completely normal and carries on like nothing happened and then gets all excited as people exclaim "OH MY GOD!" and "GET AWAY FROM ME!" and attempt to flee the room.

So, in short, hopefully this is a breakthrough and I can keep this going for a while.
Back to top Go down
ajguil4d
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Male Join date : 2016-08-15
Location : Maryland

PostSubject: Re: Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?   Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:58 pm

When we were fostering Rocco he had gas problems at first. The two things that helped the most was using a slow feed bowl and switching him to our high protein food, Blue Buffalo. After a few days the farting stopped.

If the new food doesn't help try a slow feed bowl and it will cause him to slow down and not take in less air when he eats.
Back to top Go down
RedFlashFire05
Senior
Senior
avatar

Join date : 2015-05-19
Location : manteca, ca

PostSubject: Re: Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?   Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:54 pm

i use a slow feed bowel with Leo, and he get some homemade food mixed with the dry food, that defiantly cut his gas issue out when i stated him on that. i just never made the connection until now hahaha. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
TigerCzarina
Teenager
Teenager
avatar

Female Join date : 2015-09-11
Location : Cincinnati OH

PostSubject: Re: Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?   Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:20 pm

When we first brought Mia home, she had "death farts". So. Bad. It was so bad the fumes made me vomit a few times. You could hear her tummy gurgling from across the room... We switched her off the purina pro plan chicken the rescue had her on, and got her onto the blue buffalo wilderness bison, and her tummy problems went away.... Hopefully your diet change will help-nothing worse than doggie death farts. Good luck!!!
Back to top Go down
Mark Grubbs
Teenager
Teenager
avatar

Male Join date : 2016-01-10
Location : Long Island, NY

PostSubject: Re: Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?   Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:12 pm

I have tried a lot of different dry foods. Merricks is the only food that does not give him loose poop. I also tried the slow feed bowl, but he would pick the food out and deposit it on the floor. Also, it was a pain with any wet food. Hopefully this food mix is the miracle cure.
Back to top Go down
Artic_Wind
Senior
Senior
avatar

Male Join date : 2014-07-23
Location : San Diego, California

PostSubject: Re: Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?   Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:10 am

@Mark Grubbs wrote:


Colby has never been a problem with gas, and actually always seems shocked when he farts.  He looks around with that shocked look and then sniffs his own butt, like "what was that?"

.  

ROFL, this is so totally Mishka! Then she looks at me like I did it! I always have to assure her that it was indeed her.
Back to top Go down
RedFlashFire05
Senior
Senior
avatar

Join date : 2015-05-19
Location : manteca, ca

PostSubject: Re: Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?   Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:02 pm

haha, that sound like Joey.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?   

Back to top Go down
 

Did I defeat the evil Gas Monster?

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» The Evil Squash Vine Borer has gotten me
» The Freddie-Monster
» see no evil hear no evil speak no evil
» Monster squash
» evil grass seeds

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: Advice and Discussion Forums :: Nutrition and Feeding-