bulldogs1501

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Moose
Hello all!
So Moose is almost 4 years old and almost all of his life he has been on N&D Cod Grain Free. We've switched up the protein, but anytime we've done so he has had either upset stomach or his eyes start bothering him. So we stuck with what works.
Lately, he has started to throw up, and when he does its bile with a lot of mucus. So much mucus that it cuts off his airways and a couple of times it seemed like he almost fainted. We've talked to vet and our breeder (a reputable breeder that raises show dogs). Vet took blood work (ok) and said prilosec cuz it seems like acid reflux. Breeder said its the sign of allergies, that's why there's all that mucus. It could be environment or could be he developed allergy to the food.
So two questions. 1. Has anyone had a similar situation with their bully? 2. What other foods besides N&D would you reccomend? Thanks!
 

helsonwheels

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Jan 10, 2016
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Alberta
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Canada
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Nyala, Jake (R.I.P. Duke)
Hello all!
So Moose is almost 4 years old and almost all of his life he has been on N&D Cod Grain Free. We've switched up the protein, but anytime we've done so he has had either upset stomach or his eyes start bothering him. So we stuck with what works.
Lately, he has started to throw up, and when he does its bile with a lot of mucus. So much mucus that it cuts off his airways and a couple of times it seemed like he almost fainted. We've talked to vet and our breeder (a reputable breeder that raises show dogs). Vet took blood work (ok) and said prilosec cuz it seems like acid reflux. Breeder said its the sign of allergies, that's why there's all that mucus. It could be environment or could be he developed allergy to the food.
So two questions. 1. Has anyone had a similar situation with their bully? 2. What other foods besides N&D would you reccomend? Thanks!

Never happened. Did you switched to a completely different brand? If so, I would stayed in the same brand but in different flavour.
 

oscarmayer

Have Bulldog Will Travel
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Jan 20, 2016
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VA
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United States
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Zoey, Lala, MINI & Dozer
1. YES
2. I would not change food yet.
If this is happening 1-2 hours before meal time then it's likely NOT allergy related. It's caused by bile upsetting the stomach. Moose's stomach is saying it wants food and there's nothing there to digest.
Your Vet is on the right track, your breeder is not, IMO.
Try this for 1 week and report back: Divide current food ration into 3 smaller meals per day...feeding every 6-8 hours(for example 7AM-2PM-9PM).
 

2BullyMama

I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog?
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Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
I agree with Chip


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