- May 6, 2013
- Bulldog(s) Names
So last week my Willow, who is a 7 month old 45 pound female English bulldog, started puking and doing these dry heaving type of coughs until eventually she would get herself to puke... She has NEVER done that before and I freaked out, I sat up with her all night and she would occasionally start the coughing than puke at first it was just mucous than food started coming up.. I was up all night with her and as soon as it hit 8 am I rushed her to the vet ( it was a new vet for us, we just moved so had to just find a new one) I took willows folder with all her shots breeding info etc. she is only 7 months and has had no other health problems, I mean not even diarrhea she's always been a healthy girl! So as soon as she started this I new something was wrong. When we got there I told him her symptoms he listened to her heart and checked her lungs everything etc. he than pretty much shook me off and said that it was just a upset belly....he gave us a prescription that helped her to just not puke he told us and she'd be fine..I accepted the vets thoughts paid and left carrying my 45 lb dog child both of us were crying the whole way home lol ( can anyone else relate when their baby gives u those sad bully eyes.. I MELT!) when we got home I could tell she still didn't feel good. As the day went on she ate , peed and pooped, 2 days passed and she started acting all normal! YAYAYAYA! I was ecstatic and she was standing at the treat container looking at me for treat, I gave her one of these mini rawhide bones that were wrapped in a chicken and fish string thing.. ( they were purina brand I found them at target the a couple day before) and she ate that up and we got into bed. Everything was fine until 4 am I heard the coughing-dry heaving sound than came the puke! It was only a couple pukes she passed back out that was that.. Called vet he said to just monitor her and it wouldn't be worth coming in over (grrrrrrrrr) irritated I tried to just take it easy and everything's was fine until again the next night the same thing happened again but not until 4am AGAIN! She acts fine all day being her crazy rowdy hungry thirsty playing bulldog self! Completely normal until 4:00am the last 2 nights!!! So I started getting wacky and my fiancé Ian and I started going over everything she had eaten, and anything that had been new, and the only thing were these mini wrapped rawhides.. I took them away to try and see if things would change and a few days later she didn't wAk up puking in the middle of the night anymore! Sooo long story short I think my willow might be allergic to those rawhides? Has anyone else had these problems? Again she acted fine all day until the ,idle of the nights and would puke. Since taking them away she's been fine so that's why I think it's those, however she's had other larger rawhides and has never had problems.. So I'm just curious if anyone else has had this happen with their bully?? Sorry for such a long story!