[nagdu] Ben and his food

Jody Ianuzzi thunderwalker321 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 18:01:23 UTC 2015

Hi Tracy,

Does he get sick around the same time that he gets his heartworm medication? It could be that if it's only every few weeks he's reacting to something different in his system like medication or flea prevention.

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> On Oct 13, 2015, at 1:27 PM, Tracy Carcione via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Ben, my 11-year-old lab,  sometimes doesn't keep his food down.  This
> morning, it came back as soon as he ate it.  Other times, it stays down 3
> or 4 hours.  A few weeks ago, he kept vomitting, like 4 times,   so we
> took him to the emergency vet.  She didn't find anything wrong, and he
> seemed fine, even while we were there.
> A while back, I thought maybe he was having trouble digesting a whole
> cupful of food at a time, so we switched to feeding him 4 half-portions,
> instead of 2 big portions.  It seemed to work for a while, but now I'm not
> so sure.
> I switched him to the grain-free buffalo from grain-free chicken, along
> with Krokus, and it seems to agree with him fine--no trouble with his
> stool, and he's as energetic as ever, though he's always been a laid-back
> guy.
> He has a slab fracture on one tooth, but his vet doesn't think it affects
> the inner tooth and doesn't need to be pulled.  He does tend to dribble a
> bit when he's eating, but that's been so for years, I think.
> I'm not sure what to do.  We may make an appointment for an ultrasound, to
> see if anything is wrong inside.
> Now, we're trying adding more water to his food, and letting it sit a bit,
> so he eats it slower and it's softer.
> I'd welcome any thoughts.
> Tracy
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