The other cause of excessive farting is the issue of too much undigested food passing from the small to large intestine. So, if a Poodle is eating a diet that contains too many ingredients that are hard to digest, this will cause gas.
In this regard there are quite a few ingredients that cause this problem:
- Fillers - Fillers are cheap ingredients that are added to dog foods to bulk them up; however, they offer no nutritional value, are not digested since they hold no nutrients for the body to absorb.
Look out for any ingredient with the word 'hull': rice hulls, oat hulls, peanut hulls. And also anything with 'husk'.
- Cheap grains - Another culprit of flatulence is heavy amount of cheap grains. This includes dog food with high levels of corn, bran, oats, wheat, and soy. It is hard for canines to digest these ingredients.
3) Eating off-limit foods.
If a Poodle is fed from his human's plate, such things as high-fat foods and greasy foods can cause issues like upset stomach and flatulence.
Also, dairy products can cause problems as well. Most dogs can do well with cottage cheese, plain white yogurt, and quality cheese flavor dog treats. Any other milk based products should be avoided.
4) Malabsorption of food.
There can be a host of reasons why a dog's body may have issues with properly absorbing food including inflammatory bowel disease, viral infections, and gastric tumors. Though, it can
just be a matter of good Vs bad bacteria in the GI tract.
When there is a balance (symbiosis), toxins are broken down, nutrients are absorbed, fiber is fermented, and harmful bacteria is kept at bay.
When there is an imbalance (dysbiosis), issues including flatulence, loose stools, and even weight loss can manifest.
Some things that can throw off the normal health of the GI tract including certain diseases, but also a round of certain medications including antibiotics and steroid -based anit-inflammatory meds, and even some low-quality dog foods due to high levels of artificial preservatives, coloring and flavoring which can destroy healthy enzymes in the GI tract.
5) More serious health issues.
In most cases of a Poodle passing too much gas, it is indeed a matter of one or more of the above causes. However, there are other more serious reasons including:
- Liver disease
- Parasitic infection, and more