2. Certain Foods
In some cases of a Beagle's main food being changed, there can be gas problems for the first few weeks as the body becomes accustomed to the new diet.
If a Beagle remains gassy or if there have not been any recent changes, the problem is most likely one particular food ingredient.
Here are the top culprits that can cause a Beagle to suffer from gas:
Corn can cause gas problems and the main reason for this is that it is not digestible.
Each Beagle is very unique when it comes to gas problems. A meat that causes a problem for one dog may not be an issue for another. For this reason, making a switch from a lamb based meal to a fish based meal can do the trick or vice-versa. The main element to remember is that changing the main meat course can offer a Beagle relief from a gassy stomach.
Liver treats -
From a poll of Beagle owners
, the one treat that appears to cause the most gas is liver based. If your Beagle is eating this, cutting this out and using an alternative can be the answer (more ahead).
This is a good food choice for dogs when added to meals; it offers vitamins A and C, folic acid, fiber, calcium, magnesium and potassium. But, it is known for being a gas producing food. This vegetable is a soluble fiber which means that it does not break down until it reaches the dog's large intestine. Once there, it produces gas. Removing this food can help quite a bit. Good alternatives are carrots, peas or potatoes.
Forbidden foods -
It is not out of the realm of possibilities that a Beagle is sneaking into the trash can to find leftovers and throwaways of food that his humans have put in there. Dogs that get into the trash can sneak out pieces of food that are too high in fat or too high in carbs thus causing gas. In addition, of course, some foods in there will be toxic to canines. For this reason, do be sure to have "beagle proof" trash cans both inside and out.
Rawhides do have a couple positives: they can help clean teeth and keep a dog busy, BUT the dangerous far outweigh any pro's. Even "real beef" hides are wound together and sealed with a glue that is a toxic chemical. The hides are barely digestible. Not only can large swallowed chunks cause intestinal blockage, but they also - due to being very hard to digest- cause dogs to be very gassy. They can also cause a dog to have loose stools.
There are much better alternatives to rawhides:
1- Knuckle bones -
One of the safest bones that you can give to a Beagle, but watch out! Once you start, he'll never want another snack other than his knuckle bone! These are relatively inexpensive and you can obtain them from your local butcher.