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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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throwing up after eating or drinking

I've noticed recently that Kaiser will throw up just a little after some meals or after drinking a lot of water. Its not much, maybe a few pieces of kibble or a few tablespoons of water. He eats faster than Dakota but he doesn't engulf his food.. he also drinks a lot of water, but he always has. I don't exercise him immediately before or after eating, so aside from him already having a sensitive stomach, should I be concerned? His behavior is normal otherwise.

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How much water does he drink?
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I really have no idea other than "a lot". It's not out of the ordinary for me though, because Dakota has always drank a lot of water as well. He's on innova prime right now since I couldnt get any acana after t he plant fire.

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I would ask the vet, since this has started to happen recently, and no, it is not normal.

I would also get one of those bowls that make them eat more slowly.
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I often feed him breakfast out of the jug with a rope stopper in it to keep him entertained when I leave for work. Unfortunately I'm not sure if he throws up after eating kibbble out of it because I'm not here. Throwing up is definitely not an everyday thing though. I have to make an appointment for Dakota so I may just bring kaiser along too.

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Yes on slowing the food down, you have to be very careful.

Don't want to scare you, but throwing up whole food and water vs. bile is a whole diff. issue.

You need to look into Mega E, there is a possibility the water can get into the lungs...

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Wouldn't it have shown up from the beginning if it were megaE?
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Wouldn't it have shown up from the beginning if it were megaE?
You'd think so, but Jaggirl swears her pup didn't show any signs until a bit older.
I'd have Kaiser checked for it to be certain MegaE isn't the issue.

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Megaesophagus has a lot of good info for everyone. Before I jumped to that though I would definitely talk to the vet - it might be helpful if you can video him eating, drinking and would be great if you can catch the upchuck, to show to the vet.


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Wouldn't it have shown up from the beginning if it were megaE?
There is congenital and acquired...sometimes it's a symptom of heavy metal toxicity like lead.

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