Read through all our posts and see if there are other things you can try such as different food, or natural or over the counter remedies. Collectively we have spent a rather large amount at vet clinics with no answer.
No, she has had no further gulping since I switched to high protein- however, the moment I hear her stomach gurgling I give her the baby gas drops. For me, that has really seemed to help. I've actually switched another dog to that food, and am considering a third (I have 5) both for other reasons.View Thread
I don't know if he will or won't bloat, but I would do whatever I could to prevent it. I've had one (a bloodhound) bloat and survive surgery, and my beloved 13 yo shepherd mix that bloated, but also had a spinal tumor and they wouldn't do the surgery because they said there was no way she would survive it. So, as a result, I feed 3 times a day, and I keep the dogs in their crates for an hour after eating. I also keep an eye on water consumption, because the vet said the bloodhound bloated from too much (she does like to gorge). I have seriously considered asking to have the stomach anchored during spays just for protection from torsion. Did they anchor your pup's stomach during the spleen surgery?View Thread
Is there any chance he got into garbage or something he shouldn't have? My boxer ate a pacifier, and it got stuck in her small intestine and she acted normal-including playing, for the week leading up to emergency surgery. My dog didn't get lethargic until it was critical and she dropped over groaning. Not trying to scare you, just looking for ideas. I don't know what kind of relationship you have with your vet, but if it were me, I would probably go in and get xrays just to be sure. Can you get something to relieve the gas and nausea? I use the baby gas drops (used them last night) when I start to hear the gurgling and it seems to cut it off at the pass.View Thread
Thanks for posting, a number of us check in regularly. No, we don't know what causes it which I think why we are all here- trying to get answers. My own dog hasn't had an episode since we switched to a high protein diet.View Thread
Usually when I have a dog that starts eating paper/odd things in a frantic manner I take them outside and if they do the same thing with grass then I usually give Hydrogen Peroxide to induce vomiting- and that has always stopped the symptoms- but I don't know if it;s expelling the gas or whatever is in the stomach too. (I've had other dogs act like your gsd Karilc a mastiff, bloodhound, st bernie mix etc and it was a one time thing) and it is what I initially thought with my boxer/shepherd mix and it did help, but the gulping continues. I still use the simethecone drops- some times it's every night, then she can go for weeks without an episode. I have spent all the money, and done all the tests with no results or answers. I know what works for her for now, and keeping her calm to get her throughView Thread