I am fairly certain my little guy has acid reflux, is there anything the vet can do for him/ is this a life-threatening thing if he doesn't get medical treatment?
My vet is closed today for some reason and I cant get ahold of them. I have asked a few people I know what they think I should do and pretty much the only suggestion I've gotten is to change his food.
I have him on Wellness Small Breed right now, but taking everyone's advice to change his food got to me and I bought him Royal Canin- Special 30 for small dogs. It says right on the package "for sensitive stomachs" so I thought this was a good choice.
Am I making the right call by changing his food? I do plan to take him to see his vet, but if I can avoid it I will (being a college student with less money that I'd like to admit).
How many times a day do you feed him? sometimes spiting a meal to several meals over the course of the day helps with acid stomach. Also sometimes probiotics help. It is just a matter of what to try first lol. your vet may also be able to give you some acid reducers. Good luck
I feed him a little over half a cup a day, unconventionally...I put his food in his bowl in the morning before I leave for work (6:30-7) and he eats it gradually throughout the day, its usually gone by the time we go to bed (around 11-11:30) but sometimes he doesn't even eat it all and I just throw it out so he's not eating old food the next day. Would getting him on more of a routine help his tummy maybe?
Yikes! Thanks for that link, I had no idea people were having such problems. I will definitely be switching to the Royal Canin food now that I've read that thread. Hopefully the switch will be enough to fix his acid problems. Thanks for the advice everyone!