I am looking for some insight on my bully vomiting. It has been happening for the past 3 weekends. He will eat his meals and then in the middle of the night wake up and throw up--up to 2-3 times. The first one happened on a Friday night, the second happened last Saturday night, and then he has vomitted twice this afternoon. When he throws up it is basically his food coming up, and then yellowish bile once he has gotten rid of all the food.
It is really randomly happening only on the weekends. Each time it happens we take his food away, and then after a 8-10 hr fasting period, give him cottage cheese, rice, and baby food. We usually keep him on that for a couple days, and then slowly give him his food back. He is on a prescription food (ZD Ultra Allergen free) for food allergies. I have been playing phone tag with our vet for the past week. Today's incidents happened after he was outside on a short walk--we walked for about 10 minutes, he ate a little snow and then came in and threw up. The other times there has been no reason for it.
Do you think I should just take him to the vet? Should I be concerned? Could this be an ulcer that has formed? Any other thoughts on what it could be? Thanks for the help, Worried Bully Mom
Has he has a BM recently. If not it could be a blockage. If so, I would defiantly go to a vet and talk with them. It is hard to say what exactly is going on. I doubt it is a ulcer, unless there is a bit of blood with it. The problem is him keeping food down. Maybe he needs something to coat his stomach, or some good bacteria/flora back into his stomach. There are tons of products. Have you tried mixing the food with the cottage cheese? I personally used yogurt, but it doesn't matter. Having the cottage cheese may help. The other suggestion I would have is some insure before he eats. you can get the generic kind. Give him 1/3 bottle, then his food. The insure coats his stomach and for some dogs helps keep the food down. Good luck
I think a vet visit is called for. When our young dog had episodes of diarrea and vomiting a blood test was taken and he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Medication and a special diet was prescribed. He did recover from that but we still need to be very careful with food. Even though you are on an allergy formula your guy may need something different. We finally discovered that ALL meat makes our boy ill so we now have a vegetarian boxer. The main ingredient in his food is hydolyzed soy protein and rice. Strange but true.