What is Flatulence?
Flatulence occurs when a combination of gases (nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, methane, and hydrogen sulfide) travel from an animal’s stomach to the anus.
A dog or cat can produce vile smelling farts – this is due to small amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas and mercaptans in the mixture that contain sulfur. Your animal’s diet is likely to be protein-rich – producing stinky gasses as protein converts to lots of sulfur!
If your pet suddenly starts producing very stinky farts, a check up is recommended – as it may be symptomatic of digestive disturbance or underlying condition that needs treatment.
What Causes Flatulence?
Flatulence is caused by trapped gas that passes through the digestive system. The gas in an animal’s intestines originates from air he or she swallows (often while drinking), gas seeping into the intestines from the blood, gas produced by chemical reactions during the breakdown of food, and gas produced by bacteria living in the animal’s digestive system.
Help for Flatulence
For every pet owner, animal flatulence can be particularly troublesome to endure! Luckily, nature can offer a helping hand in the form of natural herbal and homeopathic remedies. Pimpinella anisum has been used for centuries to treat digestive disorders and cramps – helping to relieve gas and promote healthy digestion.
Foeniculum vulgare works quickly to relieve the symptoms of gas and acts as a digestive aid. Homeopathic ingredients such as
Magnesium Phosphate, Carbo veg and Nux vomica is often recommended for excess gas, constipation or diarrhea and is often prescribed for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).