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Old 04-15-2010, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone ever had a dog that throws up frequently?

All my dogs I've ever owned only threw up when they are sick, but Ellie throws up on a regular basis (1-2 times per week, always at night) and it's killing me.

I have already taken her to the vet, they called it acute gastritis, and give her some famotodine and it goes away. Another time I spoke with the vet and she suggested Ellie internalizes her stress which makes her throw up. Quite possible as she's a very emotionally sensitive dog.

I really don't want to have to give her Pepcid every single night... Anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Only Babykins (AKA- Sweet Angel honey Darling Baby Pumpkin Puppy), but then he had pancreatitis.

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Does she throw up food, or yellow bile?
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What is she vomiting up? If it is bile (yellow, often foamy liquid) this can occur when the dog has gone too long without eating. Some dogs are more sensitive to an empty stomach than others, and will throw up bile on occasion.

If this is the case, a small snack before bedtime (even if just a milkbone or two) will typically stop it from happening.
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I've read about a condition dogs have where they throw up regularly. I wish I could remember what it was called. We had a beagle mix that threw up alot and when I was researching, I ran across the term. Pretty rare, though, if I remember correctly
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She throws up either the food she ate or bile. It was often just bile so I figured it was too much acid which is why i give her the pepcid on occasion, and yesterday I tried splitting up her 2 meals into 4 meals, but the food i gave her at 9 last night came back up at 5:30 this morning....
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Shania throws up bile quite often if she doesn't eat her dinner. It doesn't help that she is a picky eater and I am a tough-love owner.
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Sounds like she can't handle a meal at bedtime - maybe just a small snack like Chris suggested? My dogs usually eat supper around 6 or 7, and if they don't get anything else will throw up bile the next morning, so a couple of small treats at bedtime fixes that.
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I've read about a condition dogs have where they throw up regularly. I wish I could remember what it was called. We had a beagle mix that threw up alot and when I was researching, I ran across the term. Pretty rare, though, if I remember correctly
Mega-E or PRAA are conditions with these symptoms. Certain breeds are more prone.
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I have a non GSD that went through a phase like that... we went to more small meals and we could NOT skip the evening meal and gave an over the counter antacid ... we also eliminated a particular treat that I think aggravated his situation (it was a non-US made chicken jerky). If you give treats you may want to try and remove one for a week or so and see if any of them might be aggravating a sensitive stomach. I dont think giving an antacid is such an inconvenience personally... but after several months we have been able to drop them from the routine and use them only once in a while. Hope you have success.
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