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If you read about Dex's adventure, you'll know that he yakked up in the car. I thought it was just normal car sickness. But now he's had his second helping today and yakked that up too. Wonder if he just had too much excitement today or if something's wrong? He's eating again, since he didn't finish before he yakked. I guess we'll see if he keeps this down. He eats Iams dry puppy. He's not producing any bile, just throwing it up just like it went down, whole :shock:
 

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I hope he's okay...did he eat any dirt or leaves at all?

I know when Max and/or Peanut dirtsurf my houseplanst they YAK up their meal and show tell tale signs in their poop.I also made the fast for one meal to be on the safe side.


Keep us updated.
 

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If he's eating and keeping it down, drinking water, peeing and pooping fine along with being alert, happy and active i wouldn't worry but still keep an eye on him for next 24hours.
Then again after what we went through i sometimes tend to be a worrywort hahahhaha
 

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He finished his food, had a big drink, gave a big burp, I think he's normal, LMAO! He's not chewing alot, maybe due to the teething. My cat tends to yak if he doesn't chew. I think maybe Dex bolted his food cause he was hungry after losing lunch.

Will keep an eye out. I worry about twisted gut. Talked today to some standard poodle owners who had to rush their girl in for surgery. The daddy said he would have never noticed and she would have died. Mommy said she was pacing and her tummy felt hard. So now I keep feeling Dex's tummy. He looks at me like I'm nuts.
 

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Hi,

Does Dexter eat out of elevated food dishes? I posted under questions yesterday that a connection has been made to raised food dishes contributing to twisted guts in dogs. I am a bit suprised that I haven't received many replies to that post. Maybe I'm the only one out here that had been feeding out of elevated dishes?

Dante's Mom
 

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He has the stainless steel ones from PetSmart that have a little stand that holds them. I guess you'd call them elevated. They've gotten too small for him and Kevin has talked about getting him some big crockery ones and giving those to the cats. Hmmmm, that's an interesting theory.

He's fine today. Slept fine, kept down the remainder of dinner. I guess he just had a bout of nausea.
 

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OK Peanut to this day, we'll never know if her intestines that telescope after the stomach were stuck, or possible twisted gut? or was it some obstruction like paper towels etc ...only way to know was to do surgery.
The vet did talk to me about twisted GUT...omg if you don't know and/or get it taken care of. The gut/intestinal part of the tissue can start to die off and the consequences are fatal.

I do know this: if you dog vomits and/or has bad diarrhea and/or big thing is LEATHARGY then go to a VET first not us! Also NOT eating either.Peanut in less than 24hours of a ER trip and iv's then...had started to dehydrate in less than 24hours!!! then there's hypoglcemia.

Sorry to ramble, but i thought i'd alert /share as what we went through was scary and had i not brought peanut BACK in i would have lost her 2 weeks ago.

Anytime a dog acts like we say fine: tail wags but they seem out of sorts or much less active wanting to just lie there, not really interested in food, maybe plays for short while and then sleeps like a log. I don't care how many kisses they give you and snuggle. CALL a vet.

My vet bill was high but i have my baby back, safe sound and now healthy.

Trust YOUR GUT instincts....just like when you did with your kids when they were small. MOMS seems to know when somethings wrong and/or maybe something is going to be okay but just keep a watchful eye on them.

OMG, i wrote a short story...........sorry, i just don't want anyone to go through what i did. And Bounty paper towels are too thick for a dog to digest!

thanks for letting me ramble

PS Dextersmommie...i am sure your baby is fine but i took the opportunity to share is all and not try to get you all worked up
 

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What food is Dexter eating? I am convinced that there is much more to the dog food thing that they are saying. I believe that what Peanut went through, what my puppy went through, and many others that I have read about are similar in symptoms...almost exactly...and the vet's don't know what causes it. I believe it is because they are not checking for renal failure.
Now that Dexter is well, this is not an issue, but should he begin to vomit again or have runny stools, especially with the lethargy...an emergency vet visit is necessary.
In fact, the FDA is investigating this, they are advising people to take their dogs in for testing on their kidneys even if they are not sick...if they have been eating the named foods.
Problem is, they are not testing the actual food contents so they don't know...they are guessing...and guessing it to be only in wet food. But it could very well be in the dry.
One of my puppy owners (a doctor) notified me that her pup recently gave them a "scare" and all of the symptoms are the same...the vet couldn't find the answers, but treatment was the same and the pup is now fine. She was feeding dry Science Diet only.
Sooooo, there you go, you heard it here first! :?
I just want to use this forum to inform owners ... so that they are watchful, they use the information to ask for specific testing and I hope that the officials will start to test ALL foods in ACTUAL circumstances...I am happy to give them the food that my pup was eating![/quote]
 
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Jac, I agree with you. And soooo many companies use Menu Foods for their food production. The company had an incredibly slow response to reports, so my trust level in them is very low. I also wonder if they make treats that some of us may be using. The major symptoms of kidney failure are lethargy, vomiting and loss of appetite. These symptoms are pretty vague, so it is scary!
 

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Jac that is funny you should say that. I got to wondering about Max testing negative to worms and still having problems as he was having nutro when it all started but that was dry food...and one bag was expired and VET said bacteria and/or molds can really wreck havoc. I was glad Max was on a homemade diet since Christamas.

NOW Peanut....ohhhhhh all her blood work was fine but they did feel something enlarged in her intestines YET the xray didn't show up an obstruction like normally would. and YES they were clueless in a way.
She had vomiting, severe diarrhea which stunk to high heaven almost a fishy smell....and the big one for me LETHARGY

and we also have a friend who has a golden retriever same age as peanut (15 weeks) keeps tesing negative to parasites etc but getting severe diarrhea on and off. they use science diet.
 

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Cinnamon vomits her food when she eats too fast / swallows it whole. We're always on the watch when she eats because this is a continuing problem with her. She hasn't done it for a while, but we make sure she takes the time to chew. This could be what went on with Dexter. Especially since he seems fine other wise.

"He has the stainless steel ones from PetSmart that have a little stand that holds them. I guess you'd call them elevated."

The bowls you described aren't the elevated ones that Dante's Mom was talking about. We used to use those kind too, until the "stand" rusted out. Now we just use the bowls on the floor.
 

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I've come to the conclusion that's what happened. He ate it whole. He had rushed through breakfast so we could go bye-bye. Then the car made him sick (sometimes Kevin's driving on these curvy backroads can make me yak!). So he was on empty when we came home and he swallowed it whole again. I was being a worry wart. But hey, you hear horror stories of dogs with tummy problems and it makes you wonder. Kevin belongs to a banjo forum, and one guy on there is a vet. He commented on Dex's picture and said "nice doodle" and told Kevin they see alot of problems with doodle tummies. He mentioned a digestive enzyme that can be given to alleviate the problem. So I tend to keep an over-watchful eye on Dex's tummy. Poor little guy.
 

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I don't know if anyone remembers, but when Jonah was having all his runny problems which brought me to this forum (thank goodness), he was on Nutro. The then rep of Blue Buffalo told me that Nutro had just changed over their ownership and changed their recipe. Maybe that's when they started with menu foods? Glad I changed then, but they still get nutro ultra cookies. Any advice for holistic cookies? My petsmart doesn't carry the blue buffalo treats.

I also hope Dexter is doing better so he can do his solo trip with Kevin... :oops: Jonah made me say that!
 

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Ok part of the reason i use CANIDAE is that it contains acidolphulus and
then a digestive enzyme:papaya. And i am happy to say Max and peanut are on 3/4cup a meal of Canidae and 2 tablspoons of the wet canidae now mixed w/a tiny bit of bland diet .....and I can fully say I LOVE FIRM POOPS hahahah

other day Max and peanut did same as dexter...ate so fast we thought they inhaled it before their nose went near it...then they had played real rough and hard and company arrived 15min later they got overexcited and UP came their food.of course they had eatne a bit of dirt too. all was fine next morning.
 
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