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03-04-2014 01:12 PM
blackshep My dog will sometimes throw up bile in the morning. I try to give her a snack before bed, usually a chew of some sort, like a pig ear, or beef trachea or something like that.
03-04-2014 12:59 PM
Mikelia
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Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
does no one give their dogs the occasional day of fast?
I do, not regularly but maybe once a month. They do not vomit bile when I do this.
When my dogs were first switched to raw it took a few months for their systems to sort out. There was bile vomiting from all of them, usually between 6-8pm, their supper is at 9 or 10 pm. I didn't worry about it and they eventually all stopped doing it. When I switched to raw I stopped all kibble, had some pretty nasty diarrhea for a week or so, had the yellow vomit on and off for probably 2 months but all is well now.
I feed my dogs usually once per day, late at night. They get treats and chewies, and training sessions with treats throughout the day but just one meal per day and none of them vomit bile. And they are always hungry, they are dogs, they should be hungry imo. The only time my dogs haven't been hungry is when I let one get fat.
03-04-2014 11:45 AM
Sunflowers
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does no one give their dogs the occasional day of fast?
Would that be good for a dog who vomits bile because of an empty stomach?
03-04-2014 11:41 AM
carmspack does no one give their dogs the occasional day of fast?
02-18-2014 03:05 PM
Eiros
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Originally Posted by Springbrz View Post
Your pup is 10 mo. How much does he weigh? And how much are you feeding? IE: how much raw in ounces/lbs. and how much kibble? He may just need more food period.

It varies, but I am working on this. He weighs 72 pounds and is almost 10 months.
Most days he gets 1.5lbs of raw per day and approx 500 calories of kibble.

I've taken what I've estimated to be his raw needs (2-2.3lbs per day) and his caloric needs (2000 or so) and feed either 8oz of raw or 500 calories of kibble 4x per day. This was the only way I could think of measuring it out, and I'll adjust based on how he looks, right now his weight is good - lean and muscular. Some days are different, but I tried to calculate it out this way.


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02-18-2014 02:11 PM
Springbrz Your pup is 10 mo. How much does he weigh? And how much are you feeding? IE: how much raw in ounces/lbs. and how much kibble? He may just need more food period.

I feed all raw and my 11 mo. old @ 60 lbs. still eats close to 2 lbs. a day split into 2 meals. If she is very active she eats 2 lbs. or more. If she has a quiet day she will eat less or she may skip a meal ( she self regulates very well).

I agree that it may very well be the protein that is upsetting his tummy. Chicken, turkey, duck and pork are a problem for my girl.

I don't remember seeing the answer (may have missed it). The debate over feeding kibble and raw together is that they digest at 2 different rates. Kibble takes longer to digest and needs a good amount of water consumption to digest it. Prey model raw contains its own water content and digests much more easily. Combining the two can cause stomach upset in some pets (not all).
02-18-2014 10:44 AM
Eiros
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Originally Posted by katdog5911 View Post
Stella threw up again this morning.... I gave her a marrow bone and then a milkbone biscuit later before bed. I guess I need to try something different.

I just filled up some old clean marrow bones with pumpkin, coconut oil and cheese and stuck them in the freezer. Will try that tonight.

Maybe I should do 3 meals? But then she is usually ravenous after her meal and wants more....
I do three meals... and even some snacks in between. Last night I gave Ward 1/2 cup of kibble at around 10pm and we didn't have any issues last night. I made a "schedule" for his food (when to feed raw and when to feed kibble - mostly for my bf whose head is spinning at this point lol) -- basically feeding raw during the day (except daycare) and kibble just before bed. We'll see how it goes... today is his first day separating kibble from raw completely.

Good luck! Keep us posted!!
02-18-2014 10:01 AM
katdog5911 Stella threw up again this morning.... I gave her a marrow bone and then a milkbone biscuit later before bed. I guess I need to try something different.

I just filled up some old clean marrow bones with pumpkin, coconut oil and cheese and stuck them in the freezer. Will try that tonight.

Maybe I should do 3 meals? But then she is usually ravenous after her meal and wants more....
02-17-2014 08:42 PM
lhczth This is what I do too. My guys always get a bedtime treat. I also tend to feed at varying times. Every once in awhile I'll get someone throwing up early in the morning and usually that is after they received a very dense bone with dinner. I tend to feed those mostly in the mornings instead.
02-17-2014 03:22 PM
Lauri & The Gang Just give a couple treats or a small meal right before bedtime. That will give the stomach something to work on.
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