I wanted to ask how your dog was doing now? Any vomiting, etc.? how are his stools?Originally Posted By: Vicki KI have a question - (new gs owner, never had heard of bloat in a dog before this. I am trying to learn everything I can about it.)
This past Tuesday, Sam was fine in the morning, I fed him his IAMS - he has to be on a low protein food due to kidney problems; about 2 -2 1/2 hours later, I was sitting out with him and noticed that he wasn't acting normal. Not playful, appeared to be in distress. I looked around, and discovered 3 piles of food that he had vomited, 2 piles were covered in a slime like mucus. I called the vet right away, and he told me to bring him in. I did, and after a brief hands on exam, the vet said he needed to do x-rays.
Well, the vet said that Sam was "full of gas" but that it wasn't bloat. I was told to give him 1 gas-x pill, no food for 18 hours, and watch to see if he vomited up any water. Also, at noon the next day, I could give him 1/3 of a can of Hills prescription i/d. If he was able to keep that down, wait an hour, then give him another 1/3.
If he vomited it up, rush him back in for further help. Well, he never vomited again, never brought up water. Ate very slowly, like he was scared too. I watched him like a hawk.
Thankfully, he is now fine - however, should I consider this as a slight bloat?
My regular vet was off when this happened, so Sam was seen by the new vet whom I have never used before.