I have 4 year old black Lab who we rescued so we reaaly don't know his medical background. We have had him for 18 months and in that time he has been hospitalised twice and diagnosed with small intestine bacteria overgrowth and IBD. We have had him on all the vets only prescription diets which were expensive but did not stop him from vomiting so we put him back onto Pedigree complete beef with veg and he has just gone 8 weeks with no vomiting and I thought we had cracked it but last week he started once again. Does anybody else's dog have the same problem? and any advice is welcomed. I am sure that I have read somewhere that if you change the protein everytime they have an episode of vomiting it helps, anybody else heard of that.
I personally wouldn't feed anything pedigree or the vet diet. Try some chicken and rice mixed with about 1/2 a bottle of ensure. The people, and buy generic, it is just a good and cheaper. Try smaller meals. Try to do a small feeding in the morning, and a small feeding at night. Good luck
I have a Sheltie with IBD - we put her on California Natural (really short ingredient list - often times it's the "extras" in the food upsetting the digestive system) and on Probiotics. We run 2 courses of antibiotics (2 weeks on, 2 weeks off, 2 weeks on) and within a month her stools started being totally normal and we're not really having an issue any longer.
California Natural is a bit more on the pricey side - BUT the calorie content is higher so you feed less than you would pedigree or the vet diets. (almost double the calories per cup) I think this may help also... they aren't consuming so much kibble in order to get the calories.
Otherwise, your next best option would be to cook for the dog yourself.