Hi again.. hoping today is a good day for your little guy.. Yes they did xray and nothing.. gave him shots and sent him home.. he layed on the floor and shook I was terrified.. I almost called 911 and my husband was like "YOU nut! you can't call 911 for a dog".. so back we went.. again they observed and wanted us to wait til the morning.. the next morning he passed the toy.. BUT like others have said it could be so many other things.. just hoping you can get to the bottom of this soon.. I feel your pain!!
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Just checking in ?? How is your little guy?
Okay I have of course been following Coops story and I think it's time to do the one thing you have not tried.
Get him off that crap of food!!!! At this point, it certainly would not hurt him since he is throwing up what you give him already.
All of his symptoms are allergy related. (entropion is the rolling inward of the eye which can many times be caused by swollen eyes from allergies, interdigital cysts are formed from bacteria build up, from either paw licking or immune system not producing good bacteria, tear stains, runny eyes.... )
His immune system is going downhill, which is why he is getting worse, and showing more and more signs that it is taking a toll on him.
First, you must answer the question: "What causes allergies?" Why do some years you have horrible allergies and others they are mild? You may assume that there is less pollen count or something, but it actually has to do with your immune system. Your immune system produces antibodies that combat allergens.
So if you are in top shape health wise, diet and exercise are good, you will have less allergy symptoms that normal. But if you have a virus, infection, are pregnant, eat nothing but McDonalds everyday, not on a good diet and getting regular exercise, ect. your allergies will be horrible!
One of the reasons food change helps so many bulldogs is because a good diet can help build up the immune system and help produce antibodies to fight allergens. While it does not cure an allergy, it will certainly make it less uncomfortable than normal.
So at this point, I know you wanted to wait until the tummy settled to try a new food-- but if you really do not think he swallowed something large and has a blockage then I think it would not hurt to at least try a new food.
However, I do think getting a scope would be beneficial as well. But if he is pooping normal (2x a day) if it were me, I would try a food change first. Or try bland diet instead of the prescription junk.
I cannot be sure but I am thinking that @kazzy220 's Maggie used to throw up all the time until a fromm switch. She also had interdigital cysts when trying a new food that disappeared when changed. If it was not Maggie, maybe someone here can remember the dog that threw up every night in the middle of the night?
While it does not work for everyone, I do think it is worth a try at this point. HUGS xxoo
One last thing I wanted to mention.. I took the advice of everyone on here and changed Duke's food to Nature's Variety Instinct and when I did was when I had Duke at the ER.. remember I told you he swallowed the toy 3 months prior.. the vet told us but putting him on good food it actually helped his system work better.. hope this makes sense.. Believe me when I first changed and he was throwing up etc I wanted to shoot myself and felt as if I made him sick. it was the best decision we ever made.. Duke would get swollen paws, ear infections once a month etc.. Honest to God.. the only time I call the vet now is to make his annual appointment for his vaccines.. ( hope this helps)
I would also like to note that I used to have winter allergies every year. Bad, my eyes would BURN... felt like they were bleeding. It was a time a year I always dreaded, and it was always during the major weather change. But once I became a better cook, I found that I rarely get sick. I honestly cannot tell you the last time I was sick with the flu or allergies. It has been YEARS! My kids get sick, hubby gets sick, but I never ever get it even when I kiss them on the lips and gets sneezed on all day.
Now my kids eat more junk that I do, hubby eats fast food all the time during his lunch break. So they don't have as good of a diet as I do. But they rarely get sick either because overall, their diets are good.
Thus, I am mom, and mom does not need to ever be sick anyway, the whole house would fall apart if I did!
@Cooper11 Hope everything works out! I would def give the Fromm switch a try and see what happens...Right now it seems like he could be losing weight and with him being a puppy he needs the proetin and viatimns to grow. All the symptoms still seem to be allergy related and the switch would help to narrow things down!
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