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Can Charcoal Biscuits Help With My Ten-Year-Old Pit Lab’s Gas Issues?


Dear VetBabble,

I have a ten-year-old Pit Lab mix who’s been having a bit of a gas issue recently. I’ve heard that letting him chew on charcoal biscuits might help. Can you provide me with more information on this and any other suggestions I could try to help my gassy pooch?


Dear Adorable Pet Parent,
Whether your friend’s pet is disturbing everyone’s peace with explosive outbursts or you’re coping with a stinky situation at your own home, dog gas is no laughing matter! Let’s delve into this issue together by dissecting your question and addressing your specific concern about charcoal biscuits for your dog.

Understanding the Root of the Problem

Like us humans, dogs also can have digestive troubles, leading to frequent bouts of gas. Understanding what causes these gassy troubles can help in finding the right solution. Just as you posited, one solution could come from charcoal biscuits. But knowing why your fur baby might be having these issues could help prevent future occurrences. In our comprehensive blog post Why Does My Dog Fart Constantly?, we delve into the potential causes of doggy gas and how you can remedy the situation.

Possible Solutions

Now, let’s talk about your suggestion: charcoal biscuits. These treats are often used because charcoal is known to absorb gas, which may relieve your pup’s discomfort. However, diets and digestive systems of dogs can greatly vary, so it might not work for every dog. It’s always a good idea to monitor your dog after introducing anything new into their diet.
If dietary alterations don’t seem to be working, it may be a good idea to have your dog checked by a vet to rule out any underlying health conditions that could be causing the gas troubles. Basic First Aid for Dogs might come in handy during such emergencies.
Should you prefer alternatives to charcoal biscuits, or if, for some reason, charcoal biscuits are hard to come by, we’ve got you covered. Check out this Wheat Free Dog Biscuits Recipe. These are easy to make and could potentially help with gas if a wheat allergy is the root cause.
Lastly, if your furry friend’s gas is beyond bearable, it’s time to delve deeper into some specialized diets that might help minimize the odorous problem. Our article on How Do I Stop My Dog Farting All The Time? gives you various possible nutrition adjustments and solutions that could make your home fresher and your dog happier.


Having a gassy dog can be unpleasant, but please remember that it’s natural and somewhat common. Each dog is different, so it’s all about finding the solution that’s right for your specific pet. If charcoal biscuits work for yours, then wonderful! If not, don’t lose hope, there are still plenty of solutions out there.
You’re doing a great job as a pet parent by seeking advice and considering your options. Keep up the good work and always consult with your vet before making substantial changes to your dog’s diet or routine. Always here for your furry friend’s needs,
Your VetBabble Family

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