Read the entire thread- Many of us have tried different things, spent thousands of dollars with no answers. There are lots of ideas and possibilities and with your vet explore some of the options. For me, changing to a grain free diet helped dramatically. for others, it didn't. Good luck and keep us updated!!View Thread
The following things worked for me: Short term: Baby gas drops (simethecone I think is the name of it, but a dropperful on the tounge to relieve gas.. or getting the dog to throw up using hydrogen peroxide. with the dogs I have had that had this issue, it seemed like the compulsive drive to eat anything and everything was an indoor alternative to eating grass. When they tried to eat the carpet, I would take them outside and they would eat a lot of grass -
Long term: I switched my dog to an all meat/grain free dog food with a higher protein and fat content (like a sporting formula) and i have not had the problem since.
I had my dogs to the vets many times, xrays, bloodwork, spend a few thousand dollars- with no result. THe allergy route had no effect on my dogs.. I don't think any of us have found a vet with the answer.View Thread
Have you read through all the posts on this thread? Better yet, show it to the vet. For some of us it seems food intolerance related. For others, possibly seizures. I know I myself have spent a couple thousand dollars with no answers. Keep us posted.View Thread
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