Flatulence in dogs, or passage of flatulence by anybody for that matter, is nothing abnormal. Gas is one of the by-products of healthy digestion. It can be released by either burping or farting. Similar to humans, dogs also fart. Some results of healthy digestion is burping or farting. This article is for all those pet owners who feel that their buddy is getting out of hand when it comes to flatulence!!
Excessive farting or terribly smelling farts are signs of poor health. The reason behind obnoxious smelling farts is the bacterial fermentation of nutrients
Sitting next to a dog with a flatulence can be an unpleasant experience. The gaseous odors that emanate from the dog can be overbearing to the senses, but they may also be indicative of an underlying health condition that needs to be treated. In most cases gas is harmless. Of course, bacterial fermentation of nutrients, as in humans, does sometimes result in the noxious gases that escape from time to time, but you may be surprised to find that the source of most gas in dogs comes simply from swallowing too much air.
The condition or disease described in this medical article can affect both dogs and cats. If you would like to learn more about how this disease affects cats, please visit this page in the PetMD health library.