by Sharron OHara
(Carp, Ontario Canada)
We have a 3 month old lab X border collie, shepherd father who has started vomiting whenever he eats. He has always been a fussy eater so I have tried different foods trying to find something he likes...he also eats very fast.
I bought a dish yesterday that is especially made to slow down a dog from eating fast. I bought an holistic type dog food last week and I only buy high quality dog food. He also likes canned dog food mixed with the dry, he doesn't want to eat just the dry. I have tried wetting it I usually mix a bit of wet dog food with his kibble. He is also a very excitable puppy loves to play. He doesn't seem sick otherwise but I am worried he will get sick if he can't keep anything down.
He is drinking water but not to excess. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
This is a tricky one and it's really something I think you need to get your veterinarians' opinion on. It sounds as though your pup may have always had digestive issues, perhaps food intolerances or dog food allergies even.
As you already seem to have taken all the obvious steps, such as putting him on a hypoallergenic dog food and a special bowl to help slow down his eating, I'd really suggest that you take him to your vet for a thorough check up.
You want to make sure that there aren't any parasites, or infections, or a structural problem with his esophagus or digestive tract at this point.
If your vet pronounces him fit and healthy, then the only thing I can suggest really is to try one of the natural products that are especially designed to regulate the digestive system and re-balance things internally. Check out my Natural Remedies For Dogs page and scroll down to the section on 'Digestive Issues' - there are a range of products there that may be able to help.
This really is one for the vet though if he's consistently vomiting up his food, as you rightly assume - if he can't keep anything down there's going to be a problem. At least he is drinking okay and seems healthy otherwise, that's good. But a check up is definitely in order.
Best of luck, hope he's doing much better soon.
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