Question for my fellow dog owners...

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Does your dog belch?

My goodness, that's all Lexi does is burp.

She probably burps about 3 or 4 times a day. It's loud and sounds like Baaaaaaahp!

Now don't get me wrong, I'm thankful she's not letting one rip instead, but I've never had a dog that burps before. Is it normal? Is it Okay?

Claude, does your kitty Mac belch? I don't believe any of my cats ever burped either...


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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I'm a lifelong dog owner and have raised several different breeds and different ages but have never heard one of them belch.

    There are some sites with articles about this so it must be happening to others. Here's one I found: Why Does My Dog Burp So Much? - Petful (Not affiliated with site and don't know whether it's any good or not but came up on the first page of a Google search).

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    • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
      I can't say that my dog Lucifer ever burped or farted, which is surprising seeing as he'd eaten over 700 people in 10 years. Such a shame when I lost him that day in the Pit of No Return.

      Now Hades, my new pup in training, burps all the time as he can't seem to digest human offal without having plenty of chilli sauce on it. No doubt he'll get better with more practice.


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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Our current dog doesn't, that I've noticed, but our previous dog did. I'm not a veterinarian, but I don't think it's anything to be concerned about. Isn't a burp just a release of air that's swallowed while eating?
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Our current dog doesn't, that I've noticed, but our previous dog did. I'm not a veterinarian, but I don't think it's anything to be concerned about. Isn't a burp just a release of air that's swallowed while eating?
      That's what I'm hoping for.


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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Some breeds are prone to "bloat" which can be a life threatening and very painful condition in dogs. Burping is a good thing. Often happens in dogs that eat their food quickly and thus swallow air - but it's a positive sign that they expel the air as people do.

        I've had a lot of dogs but the only dogs I've known that consistently gobbled food too quickly (after puppyhood, that is) are those who were fed once a day or were not getting enough food. One exception was a dog who had been starved - you could not convince him the food would be there if he slowed down.

        Gracie burps once in a while - while the other dog (Sandy) is a fart expert.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          Some breeds are prone to "bloat" which can be a life threatening and very painful condition in dogs. Burping is a good thing. Often happens in dogs that eat their food quickly and thus swallow air - but it's a positive sign that they expel the air as people do.

          I've had a lot of dogs but the only dogs I've known that consistently gobbled food too quickly (after puppyhood, that is) are those who were fed once a day or were not getting enough food. One exception was a dog who had been starved - you could not convince him the food would be there if he slowed down.

          Gracie burps once in a while - while the other dog (Sandy) is a fart expert.
          Thanks Kay.

          Lexi doesn't bloat that I'm aware of. I've never seen her bloated anyway. And she eats twice a day at her recommended age and weight portion.

          She looks beautiful and her coat is so soft and shine.

          Her only bad habit if you will, is that when hubby and/or I are eating, she'll come and gently lay her head on a leg and look up at you with those big, beautiful, brown puppy dog eyes. When we don't give her anything, look away then look back later, she looks even sadder yet. She never utters a sound the whole time. LOL!

          I guess that's a polite discreet way to beg, right? Haha!

          Her nose is unbelievable! Her nostrils are at an almost constant twitch from sniffing all of the time. If something new enters the house, she knows about it and is there instantly. It kind of makes it hard to bring her home any surprises, lol!


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          • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Thanks Kay.

            Lexi doesn't bloat that I'm aware of. I've never seen her bloated anyway. And she eats twice a day at her recommended age and weight portion.

            She looks beautiful and her coat is so soft and shine.

            Her only bad habit if you will, is that when hubby and/or I are eating, she'll come and gently lay her head on a leg and look up at you with those big, beautiful, brown puppy dog eyes. When we don't give her anything, look away then look back later, she looks even sadder yet. She never utters a sound the whole time. LOL!

            I guess that's a polite discreet way to beg, right? Haha!

            Her nose is unbelievable! Her nostrils are at an almost constant twitch from sniffing all of the time. If something new enters the house, she knows about it and is there instantly. It kind of makes it hard to bring her home any surprises, lol!


            Terra
            Hi Terra!

            I quoted this because "bloat" is something you should be aware of. Even small dogs can get it. I'm not a vet, but I've gone through this, twice.

            Bloat isn't "Lexi is bloated". Bloat is when either a dog's stomach "flips", or something causes the stomach to expand so much that it cuts off blood flow.

            Now to be clear, dog's stomachs flip. Not always, not all, but they do. Usually, they flip right back. It's when they're filled with food or water that the stomach is too heavy to flip back on it's own. Very similar to a horse twisting a gut.

            Deep chested dogs are more prone to it. The fix is often stapling their stomach to something (I didn't look up "what"), so it can't twist on them.

            Lexi's burping is a good thing, unless she's burping excessively. If it's after she's eaten or has just been at the water bowl, I wouldn't worry too much. My Gracie burps, loud!, after she's eaten. Usually in my face. However, Gracie is a pig. She's the first one done eating.

            Keeping Lexi on the twice a day feeding is perfect. I don't know if you combine meat with her diet or just use dry. Dry food expands in their bellies.

            From what you've said about her, she's very active and curious. Often times when a dog is active before or after their food time, it increases the risk of bloat. However, we all know that dogs love to be active at dinner time, and then after, so, with mine, I keep their activity to a minimum.

            Anyhow. I have dealt with bloat twice now, it's scary. I lost one Dane to it, the other one we managed to, barely, save.

            I would check with a vet (have to say that), but a 1/4 teaspoon or so of baking soda in her food will help her burpies. If it is something you don't want her doing.

            Getting rid of gas is a good thing (according to all husbands out there!).

            I don't know if I helped, or made you worry! I don't think you have anything to worry about, though. Just makes her cuter!

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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Our cats & dogs burp.

    They eat too fast.

    Yesterday I saw a product, a metal ball you put in the dog food bowl to keep them from horsing down so much food at once. "Huh," I thought. "That's a good idea."

    Mark, your dogs might be polite and be burping secretly at night.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      I'm a lifelong dog owner and have raised several different breeds and different ages but have never heard one of them belch.

      There are some sites with articles about this so it must be happening to others. Here's one I found: Why Does My Dog Burp So Much? - Petful (Not affiliated with site and don't know whether it's any good or not but came up on the first page of a Google search).

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      Thanks Mark. I'll check the site out in a bit.

      No dog ever burped? I've never had a dog that burps before and we had plenty as I was growing up. They all passed gas though. Each and every one of them. I think I like burping better, haha!

      Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

      I can't say that my dog Lucifer ever burped or farted, which is surprising seeing as he'd eaten over 700 people in 10 years. Such a shame when I lost him that day in the Pit of No Return.

      Now Hades, my new pup in training, burps all the time as he can't seem to digest human offal without having plenty of chilli sauce on it. No doubt he'll get better with plenty of practice.


      LOL PN!

      That puppy is almost cute except he looks so sad and forlorn.

      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      Our cats & dogs burp.

      They eat too fast.

      Yesterday I saw a product, a metal ball you put in the dog food bowl to keep them from horsing down so much food at once. "Huh," I thought. "That's a good idea."

      Mark, your dogs might be polite and be burping secretly at night.

      Umm, I think I'll pass on putting a metal ball in Lexi's bowl. I'm afraid she'd eat it. She likes to try out everything at least once, lol!

      She'll be a year old next month on the 19th. I'm hoping she'll outgrow that soon.


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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      IN years of living by myself I developed the habit of eating meals on a tray watching TV rather than sitting at a "dining table".

      My dog "Doodah" would nearby - either in the chair next to mine or on the floor right next to my chair. He would watch me eat - but when I looked over at him - he would quickly look the other way. It was hilarious. He knew better then to beg and knew he'd be in trouble if he gave the "I want some food" look.

      So he would hungrily watch me eat and the moment I looked at him - his head would snap in the other direction with the "I don't care about your sandwich- really, I don't" look.

      Fair is fair - he didn't really "beg" - so he often got the last bite.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        IN years of living by myself I developed the habit of eating meals on a tray watching TV rather than sitting at a "dining table".

        My dog "Doodah" would nearby - either in the chair next to mine or on the floor right next to my chair. He would watch me eat - but when I looked over at him - he would quickly look the other way. It was hilarious. He knew better then to beg and knew he'd be in trouble if he gave the "I want some food" look.

        So he would hungrily watch me eat and the moment I looked at him - his head would snap in the other direction with the "I don't care about your sandwich- really, I don't" look.

        Fair is fair - he didn't really "beg" - so he often got the last bite.
        If we tell her to go lay down, she will. I just feel bad doing that because I do share my apples, tomatoes, and peanut butter with her. I worry that I'm giving her mixed messages.


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        • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          I do share my apples, tomatoes, and peanut butter with her. I worry that I'm giving her mixed messages.
          I'd be worrying that you're giving her indigestion with that lot.
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

            I'd be worrying that you're giving her indigestion with that lot.
            She doesn't get them all mixed together, silly.

            Yuck!!


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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              After reading the article that Mark linked to, I'm sure the culprit is when Lexi drinks her water. She really shows no manners and slops the water all over the floor and soaks her doggie place mat. When she's done, she looks like she's just coming out of the pond with all of the water dripping off from her face.

              It is normal as the burps aren't stinky, aren't accompanied by vomiting or with blood. That's a relief, but how in the world am I going to teach her to slow down and mind her manners by not drinking so fast that she slops water everywhere?

              In that aspect, it's probably a good thing I didn't name her "Lady", Haha!


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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      Some interesting ideas here for slowing fast-eating dogs

      How to Stop Your Dog From Gulping Food - YouTube
      Ha! That is a big ball, she wouldn't eat that, lol!

      But to tell you the truth, she doesn't gulp, as a matter of fact, she will eat three different times per bowl. She'll eat some, then return, then eat some more, then come back and finish.
      Hmmm, I wonder if that means she gulps three times per serving!


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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    In most cases, it's nothing to worry about.

    My own baby, Cosmo, has burped a few times and even lets wind rip from the South Gate, but he's perfectly fine/healthy.

    I think dog burps are cute, I almost wished Cosmo burped more. >.>

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I've always been impressed at how dogs drink water. They are using a tongue as a ladle and fighting old Mr Gravity all the way. Not surprising it can be a mess.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    If it is the water, I'd try less water per session. Slow her drinking down a bit.
    Or, the big ball in the water dish.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

    Does your dog belch?
    Why no.

    Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

    He just did.
    It's not my dog
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

      Why no.



      It's not my dog
      You're so cute, Dan.

      Oh, I tried the ball in the water dish, she takes it out and then drinks, lol!

      Theresa,

      She was just at the Vet's to get weighed and get her next Sentinel and she is at 100%, no bloat. Her burps don't stink at all, it's just a little air escaping.
      Ha! Yeah, her belches give her character.


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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        The difference in personality of dogs is always fascinating to me.

        Yesterday I was walking dogs as a volunteer and my first companion was a little beagle. He was great on the leash but his entire focus was on smelling the ground. He would follow scent trails and whenever something new or interesting popped into his nose he'd look up at me like "did you smell THAT"? Since the walking path is surrounded by fields and woods, there are plenty of wildlife scents around and the occasional 'SQUIRREL!!!' moments.

        My second walk was with a full blooded boxer named Xena. She's a 'watcher' - and like to walk a bit and then sit and look around at the other people and dogs and traffic in the distance. Beautiful dog and so sweet.

        Last dog of the day was a puppy - pit/lab and cute as a bug. He has no concept of "take a walk" so he runs in circles around you trying to get more petting.

        I think it's a sign of a smart dog who removes the ball from her bowl so can drink without being bothered by it!
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          The difference in personality of dogs is always fascinating to me.

          Yesterday I was walking dogs as a volunteer and my first companion was a little beagle. He was great on the leash but his entire focus was on smelling the ground. He would follow scent trails and whenever something new or interesting popped into his nose he'd look up at me like "did you smell THAT"? Since the walking path is surrounded by fields and woods, there are plenty of wildlife scents around and the occasional 'SQUIRREL!!!' moments.

          My second walk was with a full blooded boxer named Xena. She's a 'watcher' - and like to walk a bit and then sit and look around at the other people and dogs and traffic in the distance. Beautiful dog and so sweet.

          Last dog of the day was a puppy - pit/lab and cute as a bug. He has no concept of "take a walk" so he runs in circles around you trying to get more petting.

          I think it's a sign of a smart dog who removes the ball from her bowl so can drink without being bothered by it!
          What a job! I could walk dogs all day! Well, before my birth defect got the best of my back and hips. But I'd certainly walk as long as I could stand it!

          Thanks Kay, she is smart. She first tried to put her mouth over the ball to pick it up but found the water went into her nostrils. After several attempts and sneezing bouts, she used her nose to bat at it until she knocks it out.


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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            Terra - I may have missed it ...what does she weigh now?

            Remember how frustrated you were trying to find a dog that was perfect for you....I think you ended up just where you needed to be dog-wise!

            Sometimes we have to wait until the perfect dog finds us!
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            • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
              Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

              Terra - I may have missed it ...what does she weigh now?

              Remember how frustrated you were trying to find a dog that was perfect for you....I think you ended up just where you needed to be dog-wise!

              Sometimes we have to wait until the perfect dog finds us!
              Or perfect significant others find us. Perfect dogs are easier to find.
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

              Terra - I may have missed it ...what does she weigh now?

              Remember how frustrated you were trying to find a dog that was perfect for you....I think you ended up just where you needed to be dog-wise!

              Sometimes we have to wait until the perfect dog finds us!
              Lexi has been 42 pounds and 2 oz for the past two months. I think she's finally done growing now. And she is just the most beautiful dog and those brown puppy dog eyes of hers cause me to melt whenever I look into them. I'm perfectly happy and content with her.

              Oh yes, I remember the frustration, but it is all but a vague memory now. Lexi seems to have mostly erased it from my memory. Sort of like how a women forgets the pain of labor after looking into her new baby's eyes.

              Lexi will be one year old next month, March 19th.


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                Will there be a party - with cake???
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                • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
                  Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                  Will there be a party - with cake???
                  You betcha!

                  However, there will be two cakes. A layer cake made from wet, canned food and the other a gluten free one, haha!

                  I have all ready bought her birthday present. It's a two tone pink, fluffy, stuffed puppy that is bigger than she is. It will be her whole body pillow. I have one and think she deserves one too.

                  Then we can lay down on the floor together and watch her favorite movie. The remake of Incredible Journey, Homeward Bound.


                  She loves that movie, serious! She watches it with us, lol!


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    Lexi's on a gluten free diet?
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

      Lexi's on a gluten free diet?
      Ha! No, just grain free.

      I on the other hand am allergic to wheat, barley, rye, oats and corn, so that cake is so I can partake.

      I'm not eating hers, lol!


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    I had to do grain free with my last dog (Husky). If he ate corn his nose would constantly run.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

      I had to do grain free with my last dog (Husky). If he ate corn his nose would constantly run.
      Lexi has never had a reaction, but her vet recommended we have her on a grain free diet, so we have.

      Sorry about your husky and her runny nose.

      We probably have a corn allergy in common, haha!


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