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Hello all! I have th proud of of th most adorable lil long hair chi! Well it's my daughter, we bought it for her 5th bday but I've kind of taken it over! Lol
Obviously I'm more of th care provider while my daughter still calls herself th mom.
Her name is Lucy and is 8 months old and is full of personality which matches perfectly w my daughter....spoiled! spoiled! spoiled!...but in that good way!

I do have a huge question: what is a good dog food for a chi that has a mild case of acid reflux?
 

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Wow I should have proof read my initial post befor posting! Haha
I was feeding her purina smart blend lamb & rice but she didn't take to it too well after 2 bags. So I jus recently bought Science Diet lamb & rice from a local atwoods n my hometown. She seemed to like it better. Granted she's only had one bowl and that was las night.
She also has a significant chewing problem! Lol she destroys most chew toys that I get for her.
 

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Welcome! There are some great foods out there to name a few, Fromm, Earthborn Holistics, Ziwipeak(really good), blue buffalo wilderness, The Honest Kitchen. The good things about these foods is that they are high meat little or no grain. You don't want any corn in a food, wheat and soy are common allergies and also work as just a filler. If you buy a high quality food, they eat less of it because their body absorbs more nutrients from it. So welcome to the forum :) please post pics!
 

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I also wanted to add that if by acid reflux you mean bile (yellow liquid vomit or white foamy vomit) you can help prevent this by feeding smaller amounts more often. Young chis also can suffer from low blood sugar, so feeding a few times a day can really help as opposed to feeding once a day while they are young. One of my girls suffers low blood sugar still (she will be 2 years old in August) and has already had one seizure so I'm careful with this. Not trying to scare you, just want to let you know in case that is what your baby is going through.
 

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I'm jus recently switched from purina one smart blend lamb n rice to science diet lamb n rice. Vet recommended lamb n rice.
She seems to like it better than th purina, but granted she's only had once bowl of th new and that was las night.
 

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Okay thx for th info! I will def post pics soon! I mainly use my iPad so I'll get some pics uploads on my desktop as soon as I can!
 

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I do feed her small portions multiple times during the day. I have read up on chi's and low blood sugar. I hope you lil cutie get better!
she hasn't thrown up since her las vet visit ince he reccomended th lamb n rice so hopefully I'm doing good and taking care of th problem.
Guess dog food brands are jus a trial and error kinda thing :)
Thank you all so much for replying!! :)
 

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Welcome! I was going to ask the same thing. Is it a yellow foamy bile? If so, you can spoil her some more by adjusting her feeding schedule like audreybabypup suggested. Our chihuahua Odie has this issue if we're not careful to make sure she gets a snack before bed. It usually doesn't have to be anything huge, sometimes a small treat or a few kibble does the trick.
 

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I have a chi with acid reflux disease. It is a sudden upchuck of food. There is no gagging or heaving as in vomiting. Dog just lowers her/his head and there it is. My dog is on Pepcid (vet recommended) and it does help. Yesterday she decided she didn't want to eat, and sure enough, a few hours later there was bile on the floor. I have given up trying to figure out why a perfectly normal ($1000 spent on special tests-all normal at a specialists office) dog will deliberly not eat and make herself sick.? Good luck with your pup. I would feed her 4X a day. Sue
 

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ZiwiPeak?? Where would I be able to find that at? Peto, PetsMart? Is it good for th coat? I've noticed tht her hair has thinned. She 14 months old and I've heard tht long hair chi's usually don't get their long long coats til bout 2-3 years of age. Anyhow I'm want'n th best tht I can provide for her to be healthy & pretty ;) so any helpful tips would be appreciated. Thx so much in advance! Also I've heard something about salmon oil? What's th benefit w that?


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ZiwiPeak?? Where would I be able to find that at? Peto, PetsMart? Is it good for th coat? I've noticed tht her hair has thinned. She 14 months old and I've heard tht long hair chi's usually don't get their long long coats til bout 2-3 years of age. Anyhow I'm want'n th best tht I can provide for her to be healthy & pretty ;) so any helpful tips would be appreciated. Thx so much in advance! Also I've heard something about salmon oil? What's th benefit w that?


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Ziwipeak is an awesome food!

It is not a kibble. It is air dried raw. It looks like small pieces of jerky. It comes in three flavors- venison, lamb, and venison and fish. It has all of the benefits of a raw diet- skin and fur benefits, less tearing, less shedding, small, odorless poos, etc. with the scoop and serve convenience of kibble.

You cannot find it at Petsmart or Petco. You can only find it at specialty boutiques. Personally, I buy it online at Amazon.com. It is a bit expensive, but they eat so little of it at each meal that it ends up nearly the same price. You can search by zip code to find local places that stock it (although I've found no where that is cheaper than Amazon) here: Where to buy ZiwiPeak » ZiwiPeak Also on that site you can read more about it.

I would enthusiastically recommend it to anyone. It is simply the best!
 
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