We had a serious scare last night with our two year old Abbey. She began vomiting in the middle of the night and threw up 3 more times before 7am when I kenneled her. My wife called me at 11 and said she threw up again and we set up an appointment with the vet at 4:30. They x rayed her and determined she was full of gas. They told us to leave her for an hour and come back at 6 pm while they gave her an anti nausea injection. They told us to be prepared to drive her to an all night clinic an hour away for IV's if the gas did not clear up. Thats when they brought up possible Mesentric Torsion. She went on to day they had had a sad day today because they had to put down a Shepherd with the condition that morning. We went out and sat in the car for an hour taking turns crying about it and went back in to find out that her gas build up had markedly improved and that we could take her home. She seems ok today and we started giving her small amounts of water and food this morning. This is the second time she has had a gas build up problem.
Six months ago when this occurred I switched her food from a Purina Kibble to Wellness Original Grain Free. She has seemed to thrive on it. Right now we have been feeding her two cups in the am and 2 more at around 4 pm.
The vet is telling me that they don't know wihy this occurs with Shepherds and can't really give us any recommendations to try to prevent this from happening again. Looking for some good advice for our Abbey Girl