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sue66b 06-19-2014 02:02 AM

Reflux Does anyone dog have acid reflux
 
If so what are you feeding to help the reflux & what meds is ur dog on????

kr16 06-19-2014 10:18 AM

Did you ever rule out Mega E?

Your dog seems to be going on a while with either vomiting or regurgitating. I posted a great link under your last topic on this.

Jax08 06-19-2014 11:00 AM

You have several threads on the same topic

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...-rib-cage.html

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...lux-gerds.html

Jax08 06-19-2014 11:01 AM

So the question is still....

Have you tested for Mega E?

MaggieRoseLee 06-19-2014 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sue66b (Post 5661881)
If so what are you feeding to help the reflux & what meds is ur dog on????

Not sure why you aren't paying attention to all the tips we are trying to give about your dog probably having mega-esophagus.

If you followup on mega and go with those tips you'll get the help you need.

The xray you need to have is with a barium addition. Dog is awake and just has to eat some kibble coverered with it. Fast easy test but if your vet isn't aware how common mega is in our breed then they wouldn't know to test for it. MOST IMPORTANT reason to know if it's mega is to get the info to your breeder so they know it's in their dogs and they won't do a repeat breeding!!!! This can be serious and even extremely young puppies starve to death.

BE AWARE, if your pup is normal height/weight/vigor then mega isn't a scary death sentence. I have raised 2 GSD's with it and THEY WERE FINE!!! living healthy normal lives with minimum management from me.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_megaesophagus.html

http://www.vetstreet.com/care/megaesophagus

http://www.caninemegaesophagus.org/

This is a doom/gloom site but has some good info http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...=4&SourceID=62

Good luck!

kr16 06-19-2014 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaggieRoseLee (Post 5663369)
Not sure why you aren't paying attention to all the tips we are trying to give about your dog probably having mega-esophagus.

If you followup on mega and go with those tips you'll get the help you need.

The xray you need to have is with a barium addition. Dog is awake and just has to eat some kibble coverered with it. Fast easy test but if your vet isn't aware how common mega is in our breed then they wouldn't know to test for it. MOST IMPORTANT reason to know if it's mega is to get the info to your breeder so they know it's in their dogs and they won't do a repeat breeding!!!! This can be serious and even extremely young puppies starve to death.

BE AWARE, if your pup is normal height/weight/vigor then mega isn't a scary death sentence. I have raised 2 GSD's with it and THEY WERE FINE!!! living healthy normal lives with minimum management from me.

Megaesophagus

Megaesophagus

Canine Megaesophagus, Aspiration Pneumonia & Myasthenia Gravis

This is a doom/gloom site but has some good info 01 Managing Megaesophagus - VeterinaryPartner.com - a VIN company!

Good luck!


Exactly, except the barium part. as the link provided states. Mine was able to see the Mega without barium it showed up on the plain xray.

"First, the megaesophagus must be diagnosed. This is done radiographically. If megaesophagus is not obvious on plain films, it is better not to use contrast (Barium) studies if possible. This is because megaesophagus patients have the tendency to inhale or "aspirate" food contents that back up in their throats. This is dangerous enough when the material is simply food but if barium is present and becomes inhaled, the body has great difficulty removing it from the lungs. Still, sometimes this is the only way to see the megaesophagus."

sue66b 06-19-2014 09:35 PM

Its not Maga E, I asked Patches vet & she said with Mega E they power spew everything, I also watched videos & Patch doesnt have Mega E, its reflux, wet burps they call them, he'll burp normal sometimes then other times just after eating he'll burp followed by some food that he quickly swollows..

Sunflowers 06-19-2014 09:37 PM

What are you feeding?

sue66b 06-19-2014 09:49 PM

Patch has boiled chicken breast & pumkin on toast for breakfast, I have to do the 1 piece of toast as this keeps the food down better, lunch 1/2 cup Eukanuba Intestinal Kibble dinner 1 cup kibble 7pm another 1/2 cup intestinal kibble, he has to have small meals thru the day as he stomachs the food better & doent have his pain vet is saying IBD & want to put him on 30mg of Prednisone a day but I havent giving the Prednisone yet cause Patch get stomach acid & Ive read the Prednisone can cause stomach acid & stomach ulcers... I really think Patch has GERDs...Not IBD he hasnt had a bi-opsy for the IBD either..

DTS 06-19-2014 09:52 PM

My dog doesn't "power spew" anything. Sometimes food or water just comes up and he either swallows it or it's comes out of his mouth and onto floor. Wasn't ever more than a handful of kibbles. He made a weird gulping noise after he ate or played. He also started to sort of reverse sneeze. We went to the vet and he was diagnosed with mega E. Once we started blending his food and sitting him up everything stopped. He still burps and had the occasional water regurge when he gets into his sisters water bowl.
His mega E is very mild. It comes in all forms. We also give him an acid reducer.
Something to look into further


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