A dog that regularly experiences foul-smelling bouts of gas has gone viral on TikTok – leaving social media users in stitches with his ‘farts of the day’.
Nicki Deutsch, 48, a stay-at-home mum from Arizona, US, lives with her three kids, aged 19, 17 and nine, two cats, Christmas and Finch, and a Great Dane named Roland, who regularly assaults their senses.
The family welcomed the pooch into the fold in 2020, having owned two other Great Danes in the past, but a year later, in September 2021, tragedy struck as Roland became seriously ill.
Vets discovered the dog had swallowed a cat toy, which affected his gut.
Thankfully Roland would be okay in the end, but post-recovery developed a new habit: ferocious farting.
“The toy was blocking his intestines, which did some damage and some had to be removed,” Nicki told Jam Press.
“We tried different kinds of food to get him to eat until we found the right one, which we added dry kibble to.
“For the first time since we got him, he finally had solid poo – but the downside was, that he started farting.”
Taking it in good stride, the family decided to start recording the frequent flatulence and share it with the world.
Roland has now become a social media sensation with 71,000 followers eagerly awaiting his “Fart of the Day” videos, with a recent clip racking up over five million views and over 553,000 likes.
In the video, the naughty pooch appears to stretch and moments later lets out a nearly toxic puff of gas.
“That fart got sucked up and let out real quick,” one viewer commented.
Another person added: “I GASPED SO HARD.”
“My partner’s dog farted coughed gave us stink eye and left the room as we choked,” someone else wrote.
One viewer said: “I’m crying so hard! My belly hurts, I can’t stop laughing.”
“My Great Dane does that too,” another person added.
Nikki is thrilled with the online response to her gassy Great Dane.
The mum added: “Within a week or two, he went viral – so I started doing a daily fart because it was funny.
“It’s fun to read the comments about people having a bad day and that my dog is making them laugh.
“They [the farts] usually happen in the afternoon when he gets up from sleeping and he will always do a ‘downward dog’ yoga stretch, before letting them out.
“I think Roland brings joy to people with his interesting talent.”