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bellacherie
19th February 2008, 11:11 AM
I was gradually transitioning Bella between soaked and dry food and she has just gone onto dry.

She has had quite bad gas :eek: since going completly dry (royal canin). This is the only dietary change in recent days.

Is there anything else which could be to blame?

It's not a huge problem but I'd like to rule out anything else which could be problematic.

BTW Bella is 14.5 weeks.

Thanks :dogwlk:

Cathy Moon
19th February 2008, 12:48 PM
You might want to call her breeder and see what she would suggest.

Otherwise you could just prepare her food as you did before the change, so she feels better. :luv:

Karlin
19th February 2008, 01:46 PM
There's no real reason not to give her moistened food. But I can't imagine that just the shift between soaking and not soaking would cause stomach upset. Nonetheless unless she is looking uncomfortable or ill I'd just try wetting the food slightly again, see if that makes a difference; if it doesn't, talk to the vet or the breeder. Myabe wait a while and try giving just dry on its own again. The only thing I can think of is maybe she isn't drinking enough now that some water isn't integrated into her meal?

luvzcavs
20th February 2008, 02:11 AM
Are you giving her any treats rawhide, chicken, fruit or veg ? or strictly just the royal canin ? If just the royal canin it is probably just her little tummy transitioning to break down the food as by moistening it the process was already started. How much discomfort is there ? It may be something that you slowly slowly push through?

bellacherie
20th February 2008, 04:40 AM
She doesn't really seem bothered by it.

She gets beans and carrots and other vet approved treats as snacks.

Do dogs normally have gas?

Cathy Moon
20th February 2008, 12:36 PM
They shouldn't have gas. India had gas from eating EVO, so I changed her food to Canidae - she's back to normal. I wouldn't feed anything that gives them gas.

luvzcavs
20th February 2008, 11:48 PM
My dog definately pass wind as occasionally they even make a noise if they are sat on the tiled floor and they spin around and look at their bottom as if to say what just happened ? Its a bit funny really :razz:

However they are not uncomfortable with it, no tummy gurgle or restlessness ? It does not even smell unless I have fed them rawhide which I rarely do.

You maybe need to do an elimination of foods to work out which is causing the problem ? So long as there is no discomfort and her stool stays the same I think you should be fine ?

Cathryn
21st February 2008, 12:01 AM
The main thing is that she isn't uncomfortable with it, if her tummy feels hard or looks distended or she is obviously uncomfortable she may have picked up a tummy bug, or it could be she isn't drinking enough water now that she is on totally dry feed. If in doubt soften her feed a little bit again and see if this makes a difference.

frecklesmom
21st February 2008, 12:40 AM
I know Annie gets a lot of gas if she has green beans in the evening :eek: LOL. Might try elimination routine with the vegetables and see if one of them is the culprit. Kibble might have a good amt of fiber in it and she's getting an abundance right now.