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Old 05-23-2017, 12:38 AM
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Hi folks. Bonnie is my youngest. 5 years old. Through out her life, she has had 'episodes' of not wanting to eat in the am. Most of the time this is with a little loose stool that I find when I get up. (she sleeps in a pen with a washable pad down) Tummy is 'gurgling' too. She appears trembly and unhappy. I hold her for a while, and then she wants to get down. Sleeps until 1-3 pm. Today it was almost 2. I offered her food, and she refused. An hour or so she had her tail up and was looking better. Again I offered her food and this time she ate it all. There are no other symptoms. No fever, vomiting etc. Vet has been consulted and gives her an anti nausea shot. I quit going to the vet every time this happened and waited her out. It is almost like a woman in the first tri-mester. Don't know if their is anything you all suggest. Should I give her some Peptobismol?
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:55 PM
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Will she eat all her dinner?
Jr would refuse to eat his breakfast when he was younger but would eat his dinner. But I think it was more because he was being "picky" and realized for dinner it was the same food. He eventually started eating his breakfast.
My girl Sunshine got sick about a month ago. And she had ate all her dinner like normal and went to bed like normal. Within an hour her stomach was gurgling extremely loudy. And an hour after she started to vomit very small amounts. She even had a "loose" bowel movement. And even after that she continued to vomit and stomach gurgling louder than ever. It was extremely weird because a couple of hours after she acted fine. I don't know what caused it or why. It just happened.
When I was reading it reminded me of Sunshine, but she was vomiting and ate her dinner that same night.
I don't know what you ed her but have you tried offering her can food if all you give her is kibble. Or maybe even like boiled white rice with boiled chicken with no season. I understand that you probably don't want her to get use to only "special" food it you do feed her dog kibble.
Basically her tummy is gurgling because she's really hungry and refuses to eat?
I know Jojo once had not ate for many hours and he ended up vomiting bile (think that's how it's spelled) But once again you said no vomit.
Other than the anti nausea shot. The vet didn't say anything else?
I personally don't have much experience with giving dogs Pepto-Bismol. I usually just put them on a "bland diet" chicken and white rive for a couple of days when they have upset tummies.
That does remind me though, maybe like 3 or 4 years ago Buddy Bear went through a "stage" where he'd wake up vomiting. It would happen like 4 to 5 times a month. Amd probably lasted 6 months. It hasn't happened for years and don't know why it would happen to him either.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:05 PM
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Ari, thanks for the post. No the vet was puzzled too. They just treated symptomatically for nausea. This dog has had these episodes, and occasionally does vomit bile. I give her some small treats before bedtime, and that has helped. I think, myself, that she gets an upset tummy from excess bile, which makes her nauseated, but not enough to vomit it up? I'll try giving her a little more of the treats at bedtime.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:12 PM
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I'm sure that's frustrating especially after going to the vet and not getting a clear answer as to why or what to do.
Maybe that could be possible that the bile makes her nauseous but not to the point of vomiting (maybe she's become "use" to the feeling since you said she goes through "episodes")
Personally I agree, try giving more food or treats before bedtime. It would reduce her bile if she does produce a large quantity
Does she "free eat"? I wonder if giving her the power to do so she'd know when it's time to eat again.
I wonder if there is any medication she could take to reduce bile, if that's really it.
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My Gobo throws up a little bile if I am too late feeding him in the morning, or if I feed him too early and dinner is normal time! It doesn't come with loose stools, though. I think Pepto might be worth a try, and baby gas drops (simethicone) jumped into my head too. The gas drops are so gentle, I wouldn't mind giving it every night to my own dog for a while to see if it prevents episodes like that. You could also try soaking her dinner kibble in the fridge all day. (If she will eat it like that.) That might make her tummy happier.
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Hi folks! I am wondering, maybe I should just give her some of her kibble, instead of the treats. That way, I'd know that she had 'enough' to eat at bedtime. These treats are grain free--good quality. I give her 5-7 tiny little pieces. Not enough? I think they are just 3 calories a piece.
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I personally would try kibble only because it's more "calories" and I believe gives them a full feeling. Which might help reduce the bile. Or even wet can food I believe should definitely have calories.
You might consider what Melody said soaking her kibble in the fridge if she'll eat it.
Are those treats "training" treats? I buy my dogs grain free training treats and their about 3 calories each piece.
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Ari, yes they are 'training' treats. I will try feeding her a little kibble instead of the training treats.
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