i have a 3 month old frenchie puppy and he seems to vomit after i feed him. He inhales his food and then a couple minutes later he starts to yelp and cry and little and then he vomits his food up with lots of mucous. I have recently swtiched his food to a prescription diet that the vet recommended, but i am still having the same problem. Other than that he is super healthy and playful. Any suggestions as to what my little puppy is experiencing???
i have taken him to the vet multiple times....me being the over worried mama.
He has had a chest x-ray taken and the vet informed me that there is no evidence of megaesophagus. Im not sure about elongated palate though, however, the vet informed me that he is a healthy pup, but i cant seem to get him to stop vommiting. He doesnt vomit consistently after every meal, however, he does vomit at least once a day.
I just cant seem to understand what to do......and all the vets i have gone to keep telling me that he's fine.
My advice to you is to find a vet who is very experienced in brachycephalic dogs. Sometimes I find going to a regular vet with a brachycephalic dog is like going to an orthopedic surgeon for a case of psoriasis. Good luck to you and your little pup.
Feed him less food at meals, or put his food in large kongs so he has to work harder to get at it, which in turn will slow him down. Another suggestion is to put a big object in the bowl, like a ball, so he has to slow down to eat around it. I know many people that actually keep several kongs and this is how they get their meals instead of just throwing some kibble in a bowl (boring) Some dogs do benefit to have their bowls raised as well. My Frenchies eat pretty slow so this is not a problem for me. What are you feeding them?Is there more then one dog?
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He's my only little companion.......i work from home so im here all day with him. I actually tried throwing his food all over the floor scattering it, so it takes him longer to eat it, but he still runs around and inhales it. The frequent vomitting is getting better, but its b/c i feed him such small amounts at a time. If i go over a quater of a cup he vomits. Is that too much for one sitting in a 3and 1/2 month pup???? I was feeding him wellness, but my vet switched him onto prescription diet, both were dry kibbles.
I eventually want to get him on a feeding schedule so i can house break him.......but right now cause im feeding him about 6-7 small meals a day its too hard. He is also a smaller breed of frenchie, his dad was only 13lbs and his mom 15lbs.....he's already 10lbs he's gained 4lbs in 3 and 1/2 weeks.
I have to feed him 6-7 times a day in increments so he keeps it down, but im staying at the recommended amount ( 1 and 3/8 of a cup) i just meant that i have to feed him less than a 1/4 cup at a time or else it seems to be too much for his belly to handle.
I dont know that much about elongated soft palate, does anyone know of particular signs and symptoms that i might come across if this is in fact an issue with him.
I have been feeding him prescription diet dry kibbles, out vet recommended it as she said the most research goes into this food brand and it is the best. I also feed him broccoli stumps and non fat yogurt as treats.
I have noticed recently too that sometimes when he is relaxing, he will gag up his food ever so slightly that it stays in his mouth then he will re-chew it and swallow it again.
Other then this is a healthy pup, sleeping, playing, going potty and cuddling.
Do you notice any kind of snorting or loud breathing,in your pup? Of course you don't have anything to compare him to. He has all the signs of elongated palate, but maybe it's very slight. I would just ask the vet about it, and if you're not sure of his competency, look for one who deals with brachycephalic dogs on a regular basis. Good luck, and let us know what happens.
1 and 3/8 cup for a 10lb pup?!!! My 40lb dog only eats 1 cup per day! Remember-the amount recommended on the bag is just that-a recommendation. Most dogs, I have found, actually need LESS than the "recommended" amount.
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