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04-03-2014 09:25 PM
Chip18
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Chip18 thank you! Much rather try all of this before using the drugs. Try to keep my babies on a all natural diet.
If you try one be sure and let us know if it works!
04-03-2014 08:29 AM
GatorBytes
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He just plops it out. About 3 months ago i switched him from trifexis to sentinel. Do you recommend something different? Also I switched him from natures variety instinct to wellness core about 2 months ago

Dog Enlarged Esophagus: Breeds, Symptoms, and Treatments

Glad he's off the trifexis

read this thread:

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ml#post4598401
04-03-2014 12:29 AM
Colie CVT Leia has definitely been a velcro dog too! She has the best recall of all my dogs lol. She comes to me no matter who calls her. Drives my roommate nuts since otherwise she usually listens, but if I'm around, no one tops mom.

People were having issues with Trifexis having that happen. Sentinel is what used to be Interceptor with an added flea oral medication that Novartis put in. The ingredient that's the main in that is the safer of those used to prevent heartworm disease, so its a usually more tolerated drug.

Leia has an allergy to chicken (when she got EN omg she was itching like mad, chewing her feet all the time, reverse sneezing fits that kept me up and her at night). I did some experimenting with different foods when I had different levels of money lol. She did wonderful on California Natural's Kangaroo and Red Lentil formula. However the cost eventually made it harder for me. Since then I've switched her to Natural Balance LID Sweet Potato and Fish. I am going to switch her and my golden to their Venison formula though in hopes that their messes won't stink quite as bad lol. I found that the limited ingredients and novel protein/starch forms really have helped her system a lot.

Leia has been with me now 2 years as of this past february, which makes it the longest she's ever been with somebody. Her breeders (who are the ones who owned her previously) are very happy that she's landed in her forever home and that she also has a job and is constantly active. It can be a long road, but if you can start to notice things that seem to make him nervous/help to calm him, in the long run it gets so much better!
04-03-2014 12:03 AM
jbhubb That sounds like my Bear! over the past few months he has started to become more of a "Velcro dog". we have had major problems in the past of him having blow outs with diarrhea thankfully the past 6 months have been a lot better. What do you feed? And the reason I switched from trifexis was bc he would get an upset stomach every single time after taking it.
04-02-2014 11:55 PM
Colie CVT Sentinel should be actually a safer product than Trifexis. It's the only heartworm preventative that can be given to collies, and one of those that can be given to heartworm positive dogs without causing the rapid die off that can lead to cardiac embolism.

That aside, my female shepherd had terrible stress colitis. When we did a base level cortisol test on her, she came up high. However after doing an ACTH stim test on her, the numbers with that were normal. She would work herself up to the point where she would vomit and have projectile diarrhea. It was generally linked with her getting overly stressed about the situation at hand. She did not really have a super stable upbringing, lots of moving around and different people and places. She was basically a friendly and confident dog, but she was not sure what to expect. Would she be left somewhere today? Would someone else come to get her? Etc.

Not implying that your dog is thinking those things, but there could be something (maybe even really subtle that you don't notice) that is making him anxious like that. I literally was battling this diarrhea thing with Leia about every month for a year or so. She had terrible stress with loud noises (fireworks, thunder) and she was pretty much inconsolable. Things are a lot better now, but it took a lot of trial and error and eventually giving her a job so that our bond together got even stronger.

I think we have almost reached a year without any of this stress colitis/vomiting, and when there is thunder or fireworks sounding, she comes to me and sticks with me rather than try to head for the hills.

If there isn't a medical reason, there could be something that happened or is really a minor difference that has caused this. May not be super easy to see. Took me a good year and a grand worth of tests, not including all the meds and food, before I realized why she wasn't gaining weight, why we had the colitis and why she paced as much as she did. Definitely wish you luck.
04-02-2014 11:24 PM
jbhubb He just plops it out. About 3 months ago i switched him from trifexis to sentinel. Do you recommend something different? Also I switched him from natures variety instinct to wellness core about 2 months ago
04-02-2014 11:04 PM
GatorBytes
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It's undigested food. And when he vomits it's at least 5 hours after he has eaten. He doesn't vomit frequently either. Took him to vet on monday and blood work came back perfect. Thank you everyone again for the help

Does he heave the food up with retching or does it just plop out like nothing?

Just wondering If this could be mega-e

Also wondering if started or dosed any oral flea prevention or HW and what if yes?
04-02-2014 10:50 PM
jbhubb It's undigested food. And when he vomits it's at least 5 hours after he has eaten. He doesn't vomit frequently either. Took him to vet on monday and blood work came back perfect. Thank you everyone again for the help
04-02-2014 10:46 PM
GatorBytes
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He plays in the yard for an hour in the morning with our lab and gets a hour walk in the evening. I agree I really don't want to give him any drugs. Like i said this just started 2 weeks ago without any changes to my knowledge. Just getting worried for him especially the nights when he gets so stressed he vomits
Maybe the "stress" is a symptom of the vomiting issue, not the other way around.

What is the vomit like, brown digest or undigested food, yellow bile, white foam?
04-02-2014 10:40 PM
jbhubb Also what brand of food do y'all recommend? My babies are on wellness core large breed at the moment.
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