Looking for any help or advice
Hey guys. This is my first post and I'm looking for any helpful ideas or suggestions on what's going on with my 9 month GSD, Samson.
It all started on the 28th of December. He started drooling a lot, had diarrhea and was vomiting followed by retching. He was in obvious pain and I surly thought it was bloat. I immediately took him to our local emergency clinic where they did x-rays, blood work and gave him an IV. They told me that he did not have bloat but couldn't see if any obstructions due to all the gas.
I then took him to his vet the next day where they again said he didn't have bloat but we're going to treat him a possible infection in his intestines with antibiotics. They also gave me Science Diet ID food and told me to only give him small spoonfuls at a time along with small amounts of water. He did not retch for about a day until one afternoon. He vomited up what I had fed him an hour earlier and again I took him back to the vet. They took another x-ray and said that he surly didn't have bloat but wanted me to take him to a specialist for an ultrasound. They were going to do the barium test but we're scared he would throw it up, plus he's can get pretty anxious.
I took him for the ultrasound yesterday and they did not see any obstructions and said that everything looked normal. They said that he possibly ate something that he has already passed and is now is feeling the aftereffects. They told me not to give him any food or water for 24hrs.
Well today I fed him very little and gave him very little water and he is still retching. I'm totally at a loss and very frustrated. I'm looking for what may be causing the problems and what steps I could take next.