That sounds exactly like my girl (different mix but same body build) in many ways. Since my previous posts she's been xrayed and we even had exploratory surgery for something unrelated, but the vet checked every inch of her digestive tract and found no abnormalities. The only thing I find that helps is to immediately give Simethecone drops- baby gas drops, she's 55 lbs and I give her a full baby dose and then try and soothe her. With my girl it seems to be exacerbated by stress or excitedness. She then is able to expel any air she gulped in and is far more comfortable.View Thread
Update: Based on what I read here, when she started gulping last night I gave her simethicone drops (the baby kind since I had it) and it caused her to belch and then pass a significant amount of gas. Also, I used the accupressure points as described here:http://www.iwane.org/acp_point_v2.htm Thirdly, I did my best to keep her calm. I talked low, slow, lots of slow, long, pets. I kept her on a leash over night in the bed so I could keep her close and wake up as needed. It really seems like i can sort of "cut them off at the pass" if I start the calming right away. In addition to it happening in the middle of the night, it seems to also be triggered by excitement or anxiety. I did not let her go out and eat grass, and she has not thrown up. I did notice her throat muscles seem tight and tense as she's gulping, so massaged that area too. I will report to my vet on Monday am and see what he says.View Thread
Wow. Like one of the other posters, I found this looking for answers for my own pup. She just started having this problem six days ago. A trip to the vet revealed nothing, and no explanation of what was happening after a considerable sum. The only info was her intestinal tract was full of gas. I have been trying to observe and find factors for episodes. Late at night and high stress situations seem to be a factor. She too is a somewhat high strung dog. I have four others and they are all fine. She runs and plays and has a great time, but then starts gulping and trying to eat everything in sight in order to throw up. Once she throws up, totally fine. I am not convinced it is not food intolerance. The vet put her on ID and so far in 24 hours no more vomiting, but she's still gulping. It appears that I can distract her from the behavior sometimes. I am glad to see I am not the only one, but it doesn't seem hopeful that so many of us have no answers.View Thread
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