Thursday, October 15, 2015

Flora for My GAS?


Pugs are gassy. Everyone says so and I guess it is true. Check out any place online with information about pug and you will see the dreaded word - GAS.

I'ma PUG but I haven't noticed MY being particularly gassy. It's just that when I am I let EVERYPUGGY know! No sneak attacks from me like Molly's silent bombs or Sunshine's innocent yet deadly "pffts" you can barely hear but definitely smell
. NO!

When I FART, the WHOLE world knows it!

So when Ms. Sydney emailed and asked if we'd be interested in doing a TEST for Purina Pro-Plan Veterinary Diet Fortiflora, we considered it. So Mommy read the product info and it said Fortiflora was mostly for DOGS with DIARRHEA to restore balance in their system. Well, I may HAVE a lot of things, but diarrhea is not ONE of them. Mommy was just about to say NO to Ms. Sydney when she spotted something in the literature . . . Fortiflora was also useful in reducing GASsiness. Well, that sold it - YES, she told Ms. Sydney, we will most definitely try it and really really hope it works!

Quick as a FLASH, I got MY package from It had no smell so I knew it was not food. That confused me a little. And Molly was VERY confused because she was not included in the plan. She would NOT be testing Fortiflora along with me.

Fortiflora comes in a small packet - basically a serving size depending on the dog. I got one packet a day. It is a powder that smells good to me but Mommy detected nothing. How insidious, huh? The first day I tried it I kind of choked on it because the powder got in my windpipe and up my nose. That is because I am basically like a vacuum cleaner when I eat - I SUCK everything UP! Over the course of these 14 days, I have mastered eating FORTIFLORA to the point I do not cough or gag at all. And it is yummy - I look forward to it with my daily BREAKFAST.

Mommy sees no side affects at all. My (ahem) poops are normal and solid. . . my coat and skin look amazing if I do say so myself. . . and my eyes are bright, my breath no worse than before. As for the GAS. . . Mommy THINKS it is less as are my belches. That could be due to the good food we have been eating (see our last two trials, Weruva Chunky Chicken and Solid Gold veal). But she says although I still FART, the smell is not nearly as noticeable or STINKY! 

Huh......... that is something......... less stinky farts!

This is a 30 day trial so I will keep CONSUMING the Fortiflora and see what happens. Maybe less GAS, maybe not. . . the fun is in the TESTING.

I received a 30 day supply of Fortiflora for the sole purpose of trying it and then reporting my findings. All opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone. I am not paid for that. . . at all. . .I know. . . I asked. . .


Julie said...

Er Noodles, my dear friend, could I ask a question… you finks Chewy haf one of these potions fur Dads????
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Noodles said...

I think there is a human version - PROBIOTICS. I forgot to mention it in my post. HUMANS can take something like Yakult or Jamie Lee Curtis's poop-making Yogurt.
Love Noodles

Casey said...

Jessie tried that for a while, but it didn't help her very much. Other LBR dogs have used it and had GRRREAT results. I hope you do well on it.

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are not big farters overall. Hazel farts the most - usually little stinky ppfffffts. But sometimes she will bark and fart, or sneeze and fart - Ha HA!
hope this helps you Noodles
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

LBJ said...

I think Blogville should have a chili cook off and THEN test it. :-)

Abby Lab

Mary Ann said...

Second review of Weruva I have seen... we HAVE to try it! :-)
Bostons have bad gas, too!

MilitaryPugWife said...

We have pug toots that are crazy bad!!

stellaroselong said...

Mom has noticed certain treats make us gassy, other than that we do pretty good.
stella rose