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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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well, we were on a roll with Django, no episodes since friday. Last night however, he threw up a greenish, sluggish, muddy with crushed kibble substance, about 1/2 cup. Not to sound gross but I had to use both hands around the paper towel to scoop it up. Of course, I called the vet. He called me last night at 10:00 p.m. and thinks this and his issues (tremors etc.) could be GI related. I know, get a second opinion. Well, I've gotten a second and third opinions all of which agree to what's been said but offer some new information then what's already been discussed. We talked about the next step would be to scope his stomache but we both agreed we are going to wait until it's absolutely necessary. He ate this morning like a champ today.
Has anyone experienced this kind of gross vomit before?
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Augie has had a couple of instances of vomit, the texture of which is like you describe - as if it is in the beginning stages of digestion. It has happened very randomly and only a few times so I did not get too worried - I thought maybe he had gotten too active after eating or maybe got the hiccups (he gets those sometimes) and just caused him to upchuck. And this is really gross too, but I used a pancake turner to scoop it up and kind of lift it off the carpet. I can't remember the color though.

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both my boys have had this sort of vomit too. as linda says before there has been much digestion. it always looks worse if they have had any kind of green dental bone.

Have you ever tried a raw diet with django? it is more expensive, but we have resolved a lot of issues doing this both stomach and allergie. We use natures variety raw medallions. they are as easy as kibble. Of course with his issues you may want to check with his vet, on specifics...does he need lower fat? or less protein? but there are a few varieties with less fat, chicken, and bison have 10 grams or under.

worth a thought. Poor Django. he (and you) have been through a lot.




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i have thought of changing his diet. he's allergic to beef, lamb, chicken and i need to eliminate wheat and potato. he currently eats california herring and i introduced kangaroo and he threw up the first day. raw could b an option need to check with vet regarding high protein content, need to keep things in check with his addisons and kidneys.
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I'm so sorry...I feel bad for you and your little guy. Hope things turn around soon.

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i just checked the natures variety and the venison has beef product, the bison has lamb. need to do a bit more research and see what's out there.
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For what it's worth, I just switched to Blue Buffalo, grain-free, salmon kibble. Not sure if it has any protein other than salmon in it, but it might be worth a look.
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I am always sad when I read your guy has a new problem, I do not know why your guy is having the tummy issue. I do know a bit about Addison's even though my guy has type two Addisons, I do know most Addison's dogs will get muscle tremors and or shivering at some point, it is part of the diease, it is due to muscle wasting and muscle weekness, my guy has this, it is not all the time. My vet has explained even though this is part of the diease that I sould bring him in if he starts to have them over long periods of time, so we can rule out something secondary. Addison's dogs often suffer from joint pain also. My dog has the tremors most days but still not everyday they wax and wane.

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I have tried the blue buffalo but the first ingredient was potato and he was pooping 5x a day.

your post gives me a bit of comfort knowing this is part of having a dog with addisons. my hope is that we can control things, and the vet believes that despite everything, his addisons is under controlled and we will continue to monitor him. Thank goodness we take him to the clinic we do, they have 24hour emergency care for our dog, we have had 3 vets on his case so i believe at this point it is what it is. i just want him to be comfortable which he appears to be and live a quality life as long as possible. it's funny, despite everything, he doesn't miss a beat. he's outside running around in the snow!
how old is your dog with addisons? when was he diagnosed?
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I too and saddened every time django has something going on.

the NV raw rabbit uses pork...that may work.

Bravo's raw turkey is all turkey and veggies
http://www.bravorawdiet.com/product/...prem_trky.html

and Primal Raw have a lot of formula's that may work.
http://www.primalpetfoods.com/product/list/c/7

primal has more % of veggies in it than the other two.

but I think removing the grains/potato from the kibble can go a long way

I also just started using a kibble as treats...it is called nutrisca (by dogswell) it uses salmon and chick peas. so no potato and it is limited ingredients.

http://nutrisca.dogswell.com/




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