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    Default Re: Any info on Megaesopahgus?

    My Boston may have this. We do know for sure he has reflux which can enhance the symptoms. I use the word may because our vet told us they could do further testing to confirm but once we got that confirmation there was nothing medically they could do to fix this outside of altering habits/food etc. I decided not to put him through that and have made adjustments based on the fact he might have it that have relived the issue and given him a much easier go of it. We give him meds to help with the reflux. We elevate his dish so gulping is less. We have just recently added a moist food to his fromms and may eventually move to all moist. The homeopath at our pet store thinks a moist food digests easier which limits the amount of "sludge" to regurgitate. Kibble hangs out longer in the belly so it has a greater chance of making its way back up. We are about 2 months incident free.

    I hope your bully is just fine.

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    Default Re: Any info on Megaesopahgus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Marie Mayer View Post
    My Boston may have this. We do know for sure he has reflux which can enhance the symptoms. I use the word may because our vet told us they could do further testing to confirm but once we got that confirmation there was nothing medically they could do to fix this outside of altering habits/food etc. I decided not to put him through that and have made adjustments based on the fact he might have it that have relived the issue and given him a much easier go of it. We give him meds to help with the reflux. We elevate his dish so gulping is less. We have just recently added a moist food to his fromms and may eventually move to all moist. The homeopath at our pet store thinks a moist food digests easier which limits the amount of "sludge" to regurgitate. Kibble hangs out longer in the belly so it has a greater chance of making its way back up. We are about 2 months incident free.

    I hope your bully is just fine.

    Peace Lisa
    Thank you so much for your info… I hope that your Boston is doing okay!!!

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    As always, Thanks so much for your advice & insight… after talking to the eye specialist today I mentioned to her about the Megaesopahgus. She said to me that she highly doubts it because he doesn't seem to have trouble gaining weight!!! I had to admit, that was a valid point!!! LOL I'm going to water his food down until I get a slow feeder, or one of those balls.

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    Default Re: Any info on Megaesopahgus?

    @ddnene we still water Harlea food down even in the slow feed bowl. Our thought process was this.... Better to expand it before she eats then to have it expand in her tummy afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine91 View Post
    @ddnene we still water Harlea food down even in the slow feed bowl. Our thought process was this.... Better to expand it before she eats then to have it expand in her tummy afterwards.
    I agree… I should of NOT stopped, but I figured since I was adding yogurt for breakfast & coconut oil for dinner that would slow him down some. Wishful thinking… LOL Todd Thanks for all your info on this, I didn't have time to do research this morning before Winston's appointment!!!

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