She has been lethargic for weeks now. She stopped eating her dry and vomited yellow. Her stomach seemed bloated but she is overweight. It did change and get harder for a while. We ruled out bloat. She is a 90 pound young lab mix. They thought food allergy, we changed food with no result. I have done xrays, GI series, perscription food, food enzymes, now ulcer medicine. It's cost a bunch financially and emotionally.. When she lays down she seems to whimper and breathe heavier but not when standing or sitting. Has anyone had similiar problems or dealth with canine ulcers. I am at wits end.
Put her on a licquid diet for a few days to allow her stomach to heal and then a high fiber diet at times she is not ahving a flare up. I'm not sure if that sound slike ulcers though. Does she have bloody diarrhea?
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if your vet is at a loss then i would suggest contacting avet teaching hospital near you if finances allow. typically these people are tremendous. their range of expertise is amazing. i have been to u of pennsylvania once, soon to be twice, for my eskies and they are wonderful. and not really as pricey as you would think. and well worth it.
I once had a young beagle who had ulcers due to kidney failure. Kidney failure due to undiagnosed addisons disease. When my vet seemed unsure of what was going on, we took her to the university in PA where they have specialists. The pain she suffered from the ulcers were horrible. The doctor said they most likely were not just in her stomach but also her intestinal tract. She was on pepcid and something I think was called metro-gel that I think was for the ulcers also. She was on so many, many meds that I can't be positive. Eventually she had to be put on heavy duty pain meds to be able to sleep at night. She quit eating and vomited bile frequently. I still remember her waking up at night screaming. I just laid there and held her and cried because there was nothing I could do. I feel for you. Good luck.