I was torn between posting this here or on my (somewhat sanitized) family web site, Mason being a member of the family and all. But I decided here.
A company is making a product to “stop pet gas before it starts.” ((The company was called CurTail, but it appears that they have gone out of business since this was originally posted in 2004.)) They go on to add, “At last an end to those dreadful moments in your living room when people don’t know whether to look at the dog or at each other.”
We have no such problem. Mason’s farts smell like broccoli. When any of the rest of us fart (or poop, in my infant son’s case) it doesn’t smell remotely like broccoli. Just the other night, Mason was nestled up to Tiffany on the couch, each quietly minding their own business, when Tiffany started to gag. The farting lasted a good half hour, and by the end you might have been able to see a green broccoli cloud hanging over the couch. It really can be quite awful.
Well, now, this company has released a survey of pet owners, a survey of which dog breeds are the gassiest. Poodles (of any size, apparently) rank sixth. To which I can only say, glad I don’t own a German Shepherd.
Here’s the list:
- German Shepherd
- Labrador Retriever
- Doberman Pinscher
- Cocker Spaniel