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    Default Re: Is this the precursor to bloat or something else? Any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Mitchel View Post
    Ok, Charley's tummy is still upset. Drooling after dinner. He is now asleep on the couch, so I didn't have to use Pepcid.

    He's been 100% fine until this a.m. I've had him on 1/2 tsp coconut oil &1 cup acana lamb & apple each meal this week. Bowels & energy were fine this afternoon. So, this pain, while gi related, isn't from the bacterial infection. I'm really stumped. I hate seeing him hurt.


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    Maybe be give the Pedcid before the meal and see if there is a difference?
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    I will likely him the Pepcid pre-meal in the morning. This bout isn't too bad. He's sleeping through the pre oscar show. I sure wish I knew the cause! Not likely the food or the infection. 😒


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Mitchel View Post
    I will likely him the Pepcid pre-meal in the morning. This bout isn't too bad. He's sleeping through the pre oscar show. I sure wish I knew the cause! Not likely the food or the infection. 


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    could just end up being a sensitive stomach.... my boy had it for a few years too, then it just stopped
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    Default Re: Is this the precursor to bloat or something else? Any ideas?

    I can tell you I just went through this exact scenario with Brutus. This is how it started: Brutus was not acting like himself, cranky and did not want to play, eat, or really drink. I called the vet and set up appt. The night before the apt, he starts vomiting. I panic and take him immediately to the vet the next day. They do an xray and tell me he has a bacterial infection and what they think is a partial obstruction because they see "debris" on the xray. OK Brutus has to stay in the hosp. overnight. I pick him up the next day and he has not vomited since I brought him in the day before. He goes home on antibiotic and Famotadine (which is similar to Pepcid) and Reglan to stop vomiting. He does well. I switch his food to an Ocean blend because the vet says he is allergic to the animal protein in the other foods. OK. He is ok for a couple of days, but he doesn't really want to eat and is still irritable. Now he starts vomiting profusely and I am beside myself. I call the vet and tell him and he is all like "oh this is not good" He's going to have to come back and be put in IV's! Can you say mega$$$ by now, besides the overnight stay and all that involved and the mutli foods I have tried, I put the brakes on and told him I think it is food related and not anything obstructed and I insisted on putting him on the prescription food we had talked about at our prior visit. Brutus has done wonderful on the new food. No itching, no ear infections, no vomiting, and poo issues, and no interdigital cysts. I really believe if there is no evidence of obstruction, it is food related, and maybe you should discuss a prescription food for Charley. Brutus is not on any antacid or anti nausea meds at this time and fingers crossed is thriving!! It is worth the discussion.
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    Thanks @2BullyMama and @brutus77. Which prescription food did you put Brutus on? We've talked about that too and that could be a next step. I'm glad to hear he is doing well.

    Charley didn't vomit, "just" the hyper salivation and general malaise. Vet hasn't X-rayed or done blood work because he thought it was likely the bacterial infection. I've given Charley Pepcid before both meals today and he seems to be doing well. Poop is fine. I wonder if he is incredibly sensitive to chicken. I put a splash of chicken broth in his water yesterday a.m. Since has hasn't been drinking much. I've been diligent in keeping him off chicken, but obviously wasn't thinking. If all is well this week, I'll give him a few bites of chicken next weekend to see how he reacts. We're also trying to be diligent about not playing after eating. We were pretty active yesterday morning. Too many variables.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Mitchel View Post
    Thanks @2BullyMama and @brutus77. Which prescription food did you put Brutus on? We've talked about that too and that could be a next step. I'm glad to hear he is doing well.

    Charley didn't vomit, "just" the hyper salivation and general malaise. Vet hasn't X-rayed or done blood work because he thought it was likely the bacterial infection. I've given Charley Pepcid before both meals today and he seems to be doing well. Poop is fine. I wonder if he is incredibly sensitive to chicken. I put a splash of chicken broth in his water yesterday a.m. Since has hasn't been drinking much. I've been diligent in keeping him off chicken, but obviously wasn't thinking. If all is well this week, I'll give him a few bites of chicken next weekend to see how he reacts. We're also trying to be diligent about not playing after eating. We were pretty active yesterday morning. Too many variables.


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    Brutus is on Royal Canin Hypoallergenic, hydrolized food. What made me think it could be the same thing is that Brutus got a bacterial infection in his tummy from it being so upset and from the allergic reaction. It is only a 2 star food, but at this point I don't care because it is the only thing he can eat.
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    Thanks @brutus77. You're right this is sounding awfully similar. It is encouraging that Brutus is feeling better.

    5 year old Charley has gone from feeling/acting like an active 2 year old to an aging dog in one month. He starts to feel better then wants to play, but it makes him feel sick. I can see it in his eyes and his demeanor. He is eating but not drinking enough. No fever, no vomit, no bowel issues, no hyper salivation, he just doesn't feel good and wants to be left alone. This is so not our affectionate and very active Charley. If he doesn't seem better today, it will be back to the vet.

    How long has Brutus been on the Royal Canin? Is the goal to reintroduce an unusual protein food like rabbit or venison at some point to see what he can tolerate?




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    He has been on it for approx 2wks now with no issues. I think this is a life time thing since he seems to be allergic to animal protein. He had been on Merrick Grain free Buffalo and sweet potato with no issues for approx 6mos. Then BAM all of a sudden so sick. I could tell also that he was acting like a different dog. He had spurts of energy but was cranky and was acting out to my other bulldog. I would ask the vet and see what they think. Good luck and keep me posted.
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    Thanks @brutus77. I hope Brutus overcomes this. I have allergies too and know how frustrating it can be.

    I didn't give Charley Pepcid this morning or evening and he is back to being the energizer bunny tonight. No chicken for him! If it truly is chicken that bothers him, oh my he is REALLY sensitive. So no chicken nor added oils for a few weeks to see if this resolves It is wonderful to see him feel good tonight!


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    Well, that didn't work so well! I wanted to add a few pics of our baby, Charley. I got the pics, no text. Oops!


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