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Old 06-16-2017, 11:18 PM
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I never thought a Chihuahua would have to use a slow feed bowl.
About a month ago Jr would throw up his food. It literally was his only his kibble. It still would have it's "shape" Almost like when you add water to kibble. Regurgitate...? Possibly
Other than this he was completely normal. And he wouldn't vomit every day.
I also found it weird he would only vomit after 5 hours of eating.
I then would watch him before, during and after his meals.
I then realized if I made him "wait" for his food or he was way too excited he would puke.
The next day I put a knotted ball in his bowl his kibble. The next 24 hours of eating he didn't puke.
The day after I didn't put the knotted ball in his bowl and he had puked after 5 hours.
I've been putting the knotted ball in his bowl with his 2 meals. It slows him down and he doesn't take out the knotted ball.
I was thinking there must be bacteria on the ball and since its knotted it doesn't get washed.
Is the ball really "safe" to continue to feed him like that. Then again it only gets placed with dry kibble.
Can I just continue with the knotted ball?
Or should I just buy a slow feed dog bowl?
If I do buy him a slow feed bowl I'm a bit concerned that he won't be able to "figure it out" or it'll discourage him from eating (I really don't want that since he went through a phase where he wouldn't eat, but it was a very long time ago)
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:55 AM
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Undigested food after 5 hours?? This would be a question for the vet, if I am reading this post correctly. My cat does this, but usually right after she eats. 5 hours means this food is not getting into the stomach? Does he gag and try to vomit, or is he just going about his day, and up it comes? The gagging etc is real vomiting, the later is regurgitation. Talk with the vet please.
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:36 AM
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Undigested food after 5 hours?? This would be a question for the vet, if I am reading this post correctly. My cat does this, but usually right after she eats. 5 hours means this food is not getting into the stomach? Does he gag and try to vomit, or is he just going about his day, and up it comes? The gagging etc is real vomiting, the later is regurgitation. Talk with the vet please.
I don't know because he's outside between 7AM- 12PM (during the week)
And after that he comes inside and then would vomit but I was never home when he'd vomit. Once I'd come home he would have his vomit inside his kennel.
It wasn't daily just when he was extra excited or I'd tell him "wait"
Plus I think he'd be thinner if no food was getting to his tummy and he wouldn't act "normal"
And once I added the knotted ball no vomit since. I personally believe he'd continue to vomit on and off like he was doing.
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Agree with advice above. Something strange, if I were you, I'd go to the vet
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