Flatulence (passing gas)
Flatulence in pets may be due to a change in diet, dietary indiscretion (similar to food poisoning in humans), or imbalances in the digestive tract. Brachycephalic breeds--those with shortened heads such as boxers, bulldogs, and pugs--tend to have more issues with flatulence because they swallow more air due to their unique head anatomy.
- In most cases, gas is harmless, but if your pet suffers from chronic flatulence you should consult with your vet. They may recommend a diet change or probiotics to help restore gastrointestinal flora.