Dog-lovers of Metafilter, tell me: do you know any tricks to stop your dog from farting?
Our dog doesn't fart a lot, maybe once or twice a week that we notice. But when he does it, it's like a slow moving, slow-to-disperse cloud of toxic gas that is unbelievably stinky. It's most painful in the middle of the night, as he sleeps next to my side of the bed.
He doesn't get fed table scraps, only kibble with a spoonful of wet mixed in. He does get the regular assortment of dog treats: greenies, rawhide chews, dog biscuits, etc. Occasionally, when we are in serious training mode, he'll get little bits of cheese, as that concentrates his attention wonderfully. But there's no connection between the cheese and the farting, so I don't think that's it.
We've tried an acidophilus product
which did help, but the good effects wore off a few days after the bottle did, and it seems kind of pricey to be giving to him on a perpetual basis, given that the problem is relatively intermittent. I'd love to hear what, if anything, has worked for others.