Haven't been here a while but had a question:
I fed my 11lb dog Sam a raw chicken thigh probably a week or two ago? I suppose you could say it was a treat. Since then he has had the odd bite of cat food (usually on a shelf out of his reach but that is not always possible), and his regular raw medallions (commercial raw). He loved the chicken thigh - ate it all. I guess I should add at this point that my other dog had the same meat - and she is just fine- no problems at all.
The problem is: since feeding the chicken thigh he has been vomiting clearish fluid (bile?) with the odd piece of food from the night before. He usually has one meal a day though I have been trying to break it into 2.
I know that generally people say to avoid kibble and raw together as it doesn't sit well in most dogs stomachs - I suppose that could be part of the problem? Though usually he is vomiting about 2 hours after waking up in the morning, before he had access to kibble.
I guess I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else's dog and what could've caused it (i'm blaming the bone...). He is going into the vets tomorrow (soonest appointment I could get...) but wanted some ideas before bringing him there.
Names of dogs: Russell Standard Poodle (Rufus RIP) Leonardo Yorkshire Terriorist
Poodle Type: Brown Standard
Location: Abbotsford, BC
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Is this happening in the morning? Russell used to have morning "hunger Pukes" in the morning when he was kibble fed. Vet recommended giving him a small handful of kibble at night so his stomach had something to work on. Worked for him. Completely stopped when I started him on PMR
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My Angel does this if she drinks her water too fast. Do you think that could be part of the issue? My experience with hunger vomits have all had a yellow color to them and most often foamy. I hope you get it figured out and your baby is all better soon.
I have fed raw thigh occassionally after a high bone content day. No vomiting issue. I agree loose stools would be more of an issue because of the ratio. When I was transitioning to raw Swizzle would have kibble and raw with no issues( morning meal kibble, evening meal raw). I doubt that is the problem. I will be interested to hear what your vet says. Mostly are very anti raw.
Yup, he is anti raw too. He doesn't want either of the dogs eating the commercial raw. He has Sam on low fat gastro intestinal royal canin food (...I know). Anyone want to guess the first ingredient? He has also sent home a "broad spectrum dewormer" as a preventative. On top of that, the dogs will be in the care of a vet tech for 6 days (not for a while but...). Which I am not saying is a problem, she will know how to give his meds and can tell the vet how he is doing. (Sam has also had seizures in the past so he is also on meds for that- has been for almost a year now but thats a story for another day...). The vet doesn't think that the raw is the problem however with all of its risks he wants us to stop feeding it. He doesn't believe that it is a blockage or anything like that, but rather just his stomach. It wouldn't make sense that it is a blockage as everything is fine except for the vomiting.