Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone else's little one has ever regurgitated before... its not vomit, but regurgitation. Should I be worried... because I AM!!! Sorry... this is kinda long but here's the full story (it goes back one month.)
Last month on a Friday Mijo regurgitated his food maybe half hour after eating. I didn't see him do it, he was in the hallway. I heard the sound and when I went to check on him he was about to eat it. It looked "feces-like" and tube-shaped but the colour of his food, a lightish brown. I didn't think much of it but then on Sunday it happened again. My husband was home at the time but he didn't hear it (so I don't know if it was vomited or regurgitated). He only saw it in the hallway. The thing that worries me is that it was beige in colour this time! (His treats are this colour but we hadn't given him treats since the day before!) It was again tube-shaped and feces-like!
Well we brought him to the vet first thing Monday and his vet took blood, a sample of urine and feces, and looked at the beige vomit/reguritation. I brought up the idea that I thought it might have something to do with his esophagus (due to the formed regurg/vomit) but he didn't think it had anything to do with that.
We got blood and urine test results back saying that he had some crystals in his urine and elevated liver enzymes. The vet thought that this could be caused by his high-protein diet of Orijen at 42% protein. He is now on special food for his kidneys and on medication for his liver. We were to monitor him for a month on the food and pills. The vet seemed to think that the reason for his two episodes of vomiting could be the liver/crystals problem.
This Monday coming will be one month and he is due to go in to get re-checked this Friday. He has been just fine for the entire time except that this morning he regurgitated upstairs.
When I came home today I noticed it upstairs.
I was never fully convinced that the liver/kidney thing is really what is wrong with Mijo. Today's regurgitation just reinforces this fear. If it is something serious I'd like to catch it before it becomes worse...
Don't get me wrong, I am glad we caught the liver/kidney problems in the bud but I still believe that due to the "formed" regurg. he had, that it was food stuck in his esophagus. Especially because treats were not given on the day they "reappeared"!!! Am I worrying for something that doesn't happen very often? Would you be worried???
Please keep Mijo in your thoughts. Thanks in advance for your replies.