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Old 11-26-2013, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 6 mos old GSD that keeps throwing up at night. sometimes there are a few pieces of undigested food but usually it just looks like a lot of clear spit. He is a long haired boy so is it hairballs? We finally just switched his food to Fromm because its the only thing so far that hasn't given him diarrhea. He eats fine, his stool is fine now. he really doesn't get any treats during the day. It's a lot of gagging then the mucus/spit comes out. and its not all at once. sometimes there is a few piles. I had xrays done and nothing is blocking his intestines. the next thing I can do is have bloodwork done, but after a $200 vet bill for the xrays the bloodwork has to wait. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How often are you feeding him and how much? Your description sounds like a dog with an empty stomach in the middle of the night. He might need to have more small feedings throughout the day or at least right before bedtime.
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I agree he needs more food in his stomach later at night. Either feed his last meal a few hours later or give him a large snack before bedtime
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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We give him one cup of the fromm 3 times a day. we haven't found a treat yet that wont give him diahrrea so that's the only reason we don't give him treats. he eats at 6:30am, 12:30pm, and around 5:30pm (sometimes later depending on work). He is consistently gaining weight as well ( 43lbs at 6 mos).
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, a snack later in the evening like Maggie and WVGSD suggested. Our female would do this in the mornings anticipating feeding time!

Here is my recipe for eazzy peezy healthy treats that shouldn't give him diarrhea unless he is allergic to beef!

STEAK TREATS

Items needed:
Non Stick Fry Pan
Large Round Steak
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Next time you go to the grocery store, pick up a nice size round steak, or top round.
1. Trim off all fat on the edges and in-between and if it has a round bone in it, remove that too.
2. Take a pair of scissors (outstanding tool for cutting meat) and cut the steak into manageable squares or rectangles.
3. Choose a fry pan (non stick works the easiest) that will hold the amount of steak you bought, and give the pan a small drop of oil or a quick spray of Pam.
4. Heat the pan until really hot and drop in the steak pieces in to sizzle. Keep your heat high but don’t leave the pan unattended.
5. Sprinkle on a little garlic powder or garlic salt.
6. Let it sizzle for about a minute or two then flip over. Braise the other side (pour off the juice if there is too much) and remove from pan when the middle is pink. Place on to paper towel, blot and let cool.
7. Take your scissors and cut all of the meat in strips about ¼” wide. Now take those strips and cut small pieces about the size of a ½ of a dime, (or whatever size you prefer).
8. Place small amounts into sealable snack baggies, then place those baggies into a sealable freezer baggie and place in freezer. On the day you are going to training, take out one or two baggies, place them in the frig and they will be unthawed by the time you are ready for class that evening. Of course the dogs love them frozen too, if you forget! They will unthaw quickly in your pocket.

You can also do the same with calf’s liver. After it is unfrozen, soak up the excess blood with paper towel, and proceed starting with #3 as above (you won’t have to cut this first). Only braise the liver long enough on both sides (don’t thoroughly cook it) as it only needs to be cooked to a “medium” range, otherwise it will get crumbly. Drain the liquid during cooking if needed.
The process takes a little time but saves a lot of $$ and the dogs go crazy for them!
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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so I have been feeding him a little bit later and also when I work til midnight I have been giving him a snack when I get home and he is still throwing up. in fact last night it was numerous times. any other suggestions I can take? if it doesn't stop soon I will be taking him in for bloodwork. I still am wondering if it could be hair in his stomach from constantly licking and chewing. what does everyone think?
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Could be many things. Good idea to take puppy to the vet.

Have you tried switching foods?
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so I have been feeding him a little bit later and also when I work til midnight I have been giving him a snack when I get home and he is still throwing up. in fact last night it was numerous times. any other suggestions I can take? if it doesn't stop soon I will be taking him in for bloodwork. I still am wondering if it could be hair in his stomach from constantly licking and chewing. what does everyone think?
Well I kind of missed that he was constantly licking and chewing because you may be right about fur or other issues going on.

Course 1st would be allergies. Have you tried putting him on Benadryl ? Trying a grain free food like the fish/potato types? Or Lamb/rice? Or...
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The constant licking and chewing could be signs of allergies. I agree to trying the Benadryl first. When Raina had bad allergies it really helped until I could get the food allergies singled out and also found she had airborne allergies. Sometimes pups outgrow certain allergies but if your pup doesn't stop the chewing and licking I would try an allergy test. It may be something easy like going grain free or feed with no chicken, etc. It also helped to bathe Raina in Allermyl shampoo.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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we started with blue wilderness puppy, then we tried the blue wilderness duck that our 9 yr old GSD was on, then we finally switched them both to fromm beef because everything gave him diahrrea. we only bathe him in oatmeal puppy soap. and he only gets a bath once a month, and that's only because he's covered in slobber from the 9 yr old!! we thought maybe the itching and licking was because of the weather change and he was just getting dry skin (my dobie used to get it really bad). he is scheduled for blood work this Thursday. but we of course have to fast him so im sure that will go smoothely. ill give him some Benadryl in the evening before bed to see if it helps him at least get some sleep and stop throwing up til then.
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