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15 September 2008 @ 12:01 pm
food/water regurgitation  

Does anyone else’s BT throw up quite often?  I swear she can’t make it through a day without doing it at least once or twice, mostly after eating/drinking.  It’s like she gorges herself on too much water, and if she gets too excited it all comes right back up.  She seems perfectly healthy, has tons of energy, her appetite is fine, etc.  The vet just says as long as she’s acting/eating normally it’s nothing to worry about, but tell that to my carpet! LOL 

 

We just leave out her bowl of food and water so she can eat/drink whenever, otherwise she bolts it down and half the time it comes right back up.  Any ideas?

 
 
 
FluffyPinkGerbilpinkgerbil on September 15th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
We have a sheep dog that does that. We have learned her "pattern" and regulate her consumption based on that. We shes out running , and comes back in, she only gets a few sips, and has to wait ten minutes, and then can have a few more, and so on, otherwise EW.
Miss Poisonality: joetannerdulamae on September 15th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
FluffyPinkGerbilpinkgerbil on September 15th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
OMG that is awsome! I am going to get it an try it. It is amazing how much one dog can drink, and vomit up at one time. Thank you!
Sarah Raesarahrae on September 15th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
We had this same problem with our Boston Wilbur. He would throw up each time he ate... and as much as I love my steam cleaner... I don't love using it THAT much!

We turned to a grain free kibble that has worked wonders with him. He hardly ever pukes (now it's just when he's been running a few hundred laps around the yard and thinks he can drink his whole bowl of water)

We feed him this: http://www.frommfamily.com/products-fs-d-d-grain-free-surf-and-turf.php
And he loves it!
Dianeloverazor on September 15th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
not a BT but my chihuahua did that alot.
She is excited first thing in the AM and when she sees people so now I have her settle down before she eats/drinks and make people ignore her right after shes done so she can digest. or she will throw up
Miss Poisonality: joetannerdulamae on September 15th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
i'm terrified.ce_soir on September 15th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
my bt used to do the same thing. i started feeding him less a few times a day and i changed his food to a limited ingredient duck and potato. his overall health improved. his eyes don't run as much, his skin and coat is healthy and shiny and his stomach problems stopped. the only time he still pukes is when he is at the dog park running and jumping like a maniac and drinking gallons of water.
Kerryoke: Mr. Pickleskerry_oke on September 15th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
yes my BT used to puke every time he ate or drank. The answer was to finally limit consumption, he gets small meals several times a day and we stop him if he goes nuts w the water. He still pukes sometimes but it's a lot better now!
Genevieve: clementine kissesalwaysgenevieve on September 15th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
I take care of a boston who does this. His vet is actually worried though. He has to have a camera put down him to see what is going on
jreid4 on September 15th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
She's probably drinking and eating way too fast.

Try these:
http://www.ohmydogsupplies.com/dog-products/peek-a-treat-ball.html
http://www.ohmydogsupplies.com/brake-fast.html

You can put their regular kibble in the first one and they learn to push the ball around to get the food out. It encourages them to be active (so it wears them out) and they eat in over 20 minutes instead of 1 or 2. The second bowl only allows them to eat a few pieces at a time, so they'll eat much slower and be less likely to throw up.

Our guy throws up a lot - we've just come to the conclusion that he has a very sensitive stomach and he eats way too much way too fast.

Good luck!
ruby_soco: atheist sneezeruby_soco on September 15th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Hugo does that, although fortunately most of the time it is a false alarm and only looks like he is throwing up.
bostiegirlsbostiegirls on September 15th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
I have an 8 month old BT that can't digest wheat. If she so much as has a bit of a training treat with wheat in it she will vomit or have diarrhea for a week or more. (It took several months to figure this out.) Like your little girl, it like nothing's wrong - her appetite and energy level are just fine, it just that her food doesn't stay in her. The vet suggested giving her a daily dose of a natural supplement called Pet Dophilus (you can also use the human counterpart which is something like aphodophilus) It's available at most natural food stores. It has worked really well with our Pippin.
Lorindasweetdemonica on September 15th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
mine use to puke often. she is getting better about it the older she gets. She'd often eat too fast when she got excited, but then something would upset her so she'd puke it all back up. she pukes very easily if she gets upset.

my vet just says shes a puker.