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    We are on Day 3 of the green bean diet while we work to get curlys weigh down from 73 to about 65lbs.

    Things are going well for the most part except for his bilious vomiting in the morning.

    Day one: we fed him once at 10 am and the once at 6pm - one cup of kibble plus 1/4 cup of green beans per meal. He woke up the next morning with his bilious vomiting issue.

    Day 2: 1 cup of kibble for breakfast (no green beans), 1 cup of kibble plus 1/2 green beans for dinner (around 7 pm this time closer to his 8 pm bed time - 8 pm is the time he goes to sleep for the rest of the night that he has seems to set him self. Curly really like routine) woke up in the morning with his bilious vomiting...

    When I was feeding him 2.5 cups of kibble he did not have the bilious vomiting issues as often. I'm wondering if
    1. His body needs to adjust to the new diet
    2. Am I feeding him enough?

    For those that are concerned about other health issues - his poops are fine and he is behaving normally. He was diagnosed with bilious vomiting syndrome when he was a puppy.
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    Default Bilious Vomiting & Dieting

    Poor Curly! I wonder if giving him a rice cake before bed would help? As far as I know bile in the vomit is due to being queasy from an empty stomach. You can also give him more green beans and see if that helps.

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    I'd definitely give him a rice cake before bed. @bullmama is right and we've had this same thing happen to Buster since day one and the cakes always make the throw up stop. Good luck and please let us know how it's going. Happy holidays to you and Curly!!

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    agree... it is due to empty belly -- give him a rice cake or a half-cup of green beans before bedtime
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    Thanks for the advice everyone! So last night we had a bit of an off day and curly did not end up going to bed until 11 and was fed his last meal at 9. We woke up early this morning at 8 and he was fine. I think the issue is that when he goes to bed at 8pm he normally sleeps until 11am. No joke. So I think that I just need to wake him up and feed him something since his belly doesn't stay full through the 15 hour stretch that he sleeps.

    Fair to say though that at noon my husband comes homes and has him run around the yard for about 45 min and then we go on our 1.5 mile walk and then my husband plays with him for another hour in the evening...so I think he's just pooped every night or just likes to sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubonics View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone! So last night we had a bit of an off day and curly did not end up going to bed until 11 and was fed his last meal at 9. We woke up early this morning at 8 and he was fine. I think the issue is that when he goes to bed at 8pm he normally sleeps until 11am. No joke. So I think that I just need to wake him up and feed him something since his belly doesn't stay full through the 15 hour stretch that he sleeps.

    Fair to say though that at noon my husband comes homes and has him run around the yard for about 45 min and then we go on our 1.5 mile walk and then my husband plays with him for another hour in the evening...so I think he's just pooped every night or just likes to sleep.
    he is one active bully! hope the schedule change makes the difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubonics View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone! So last night we had a bit of an off day and curly did not end up going to bed until 11 and was fed his last meal at 9. We woke up early this morning at 8 and he was fine. I think the issue is that when he goes to bed at 8pm he normally sleeps until 11am. No joke. So I think that I just need to wake him up and feed him something since his belly doesn't stay full through the 15 hour stretch that he sleeps.

    Fair to say though that at noon my husband comes homes and has him run around the yard for about 45 min and then we go on our 1.5 mile walk and then my husband plays with him for another hour in the evening...so I think he's just pooped every night or just likes to sleep.

    Good idea, sounds like he's just got an empty tummy. Let us know if he does better with a new food schedule.

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    Hi Nu. I am sorry to hear about Curly having tummy issues. Jewel had similar symptoms except she vomited more than once that was not the normal run of the mill once in a while puke which promted us to go to the vet. Jewel ended up with pancreatitis whcih was casued by too much fat in her diet. I don't think this is the case with Curly.

    We hope the big guy gets used to his diet and exercise program and feels better.

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    @rjisaterp thanks for the heads up I think that curly is starting to adjust a bit better yesterday. I decided to give him a cup of kibble in the AM and a ccup in the PM. I then planned to only give him green beans if he seemed hungry. He did not get hungry and went to bed at 8. I woke him up at midnight and gave him a midnight treat (which i had to force him to eat) and he woke up fine this morning

    We have a follow up vet appointment on the 9th. I'm really hoping that we can have him drop a pound or two by then
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubonics View Post
    @rjisaterp thanks for the heads up I think that curly is starting to adjust a bit better yesterday. I decided to give him a cup of kibble in the AM and a ccup in the PM. I then planned to only give him green beans if he seemed hungry. He did not get hungry and went to bed at 8. I woke him up at midnight and gave him a midnight treat (which i had to force him to eat) and he woke up fine this morning

    We have a follow up vet appointment on the 9th. I'm really hoping that we can have him drop a pound or two by then
    I think the reduction of calories and all the exercise Stu is getting....I just hope Stu can hold up and Curly drops a few pounds.

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    @rjisaterp LOL I hope Stu can keep up! Curly refuses to play with me - all Curly does when he hangs around me is sleep, which is why I take him on walks because I can't get him excited like Stu does.

    Whenever Curly sees Stu, Curly's face lights up and all he wants to do is play. poor guy can't get a break even to watch TV.
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    @nubonics LOL. Sorry Stu exercise is better than TV. Trust me I watch too much TV...I have developed furniture disease...that is where my chest has done dropped into my drawers.

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