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14 February 2010 @ 12:01 pm
tummy problems  
Wallace, one of our Bostons has a lot of problems puking. He has too much stomach acid and will vomit several times a week. There was a pill we were giving him from Walmart that helped a lot, but of course, they don't carry it anymore, so I was hoping one of you lovely people would have a solution to our problem.
The boy in question:
I am feeling: contemplativecontemplative
Tiffanyiftherainstops on February 14th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Did your vet recommend anything else? It seems like there has to be something better for his stomach acid than a pill from Wal-Mart
Penny Tentiary: stock puppy with stachemouthfullofdust on February 14th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
The vet wasn't very helpful, maybe next time we take him we can ask again, but the vet didn't really have any ideas at the time. The pills we had him on were for dogs with digestive issues, but the only other things we've seen are things you have to sprinkle on the food, but we don't want to give it to everyone when he is the only one with stomach problems, ya know?
Tiffanyiftherainstops on February 14th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
I would possibly even see a different vet about this. My dog has stomach issues and I had to go to three different vets before we were able to figure it out. He's now on a very bland food diet. I would think there is something that can be done other than a supplement from a chain store.
Joannamiss_upsetter on February 14th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you've tried switching up his food before, but what is he currently eating?
Penny Tentiary: stock puppy with stachemouthfullofdust on February 14th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
He's eating Iams right now, but it happens no matter what he eats, this food seems to upset his stomach less than some of the others he's been on.
The Girl in the Self Imposed Box: bat ladyelisabat on February 15th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
I second the recommendation of seeing a different vet. This is not normal and should be taken care of. It could be any of many things, from a food allergy, chronic pancreatitis, to something very serious, like a mass.
The Girl in the Self Imposed Boxelisabat on February 15th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
also, is the powder your vet recommended Panceazyme or Viokase (same thing, different brands)? If so, it's really worth a try. Just feed him separately. Unless you free feed your dogs (which you really should'nt), it shouldn't be that hard. My cat is on Viokase for a panceatic insufficency and it's worked wonders for her. It is dangerous to allow your dog to continually vomit like this. It may be expensive, but you need some diagnostics to discover what your dog's problem really is. Too much stomach acid is not really a diagnosis. It may not even be your vets fault if he was not able to recommend much if diagnostics were not done.