Dogs/Dachound spitting up vile.
My aunt has a miniture dachound that keeps spitting up vile. He eats fine, his bowels are fine. But he keeps spitting up vile
Thank you for writing to me about your aunt's dog that is throwing up bile. I will try to help you but there isn't much information to go by, such as type of food, when fed, etc.
The type of food the dog is eating could be a key to the spitting up problem.
Science Diet is GARBAGE. Also stay away from Iams, Eukanuba, Hills science diet, nutrience, nutro, Anything by Purina, whiskas, friskies, fancy feast etc...
Look at the label, don't buy any food that has these on the label: CORN, WHEAT, SOY, GLUTEN, CEREALS, DYE's, and BY-PRODUCTS of any kind.
These are the first few ingredients in regular science diet: Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Brewers Rice, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Corn Gluten Meal.
Here is their supposedly high quality food called Natures Best: Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, CORN GLUTEN MEAL, Whole Grain Oats, Brown Rice, Dried Egg Product, ANIMAL FAT (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid).
Animal fat is listed there in both. In case you are unaware, animal fat is made by taking euthanized shelter animals (that were killed with euthanicide), road kill, and leftovers scraped off of slaughter house floors and boiling them, they then scrape the layer of fat off the top and send it to pet food companies who use it to flavour their pet food.
By-Products: Are feet, beaks, fur, feathers, ears, and entrails scraped off of slaughter house floors. Also remember the animals boiled to make animal fat - they also take the boiled carcasses, dry them, and grind them up and sell them to pet food companies who them call them by-products. (They don't even know what animals the by-products come from, it just says ANIMALS on the bag, that is revoltingly disgusting and I wouldn't even feed those kinds of food to a pet rock let alone my pets).
Those ingredients are linked to kidney and bladder stones, kidney and liver failure, urinary tract infections and blockages, irritable bowel disorder and bowel blockages, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and shortened lifespan. (It would be like a human eating hot dogs every day, sure they are tasty but they are horrible for your nutrition).
Your aunt's dog may need help with digesting and absorbing the food so I would suggest giving him a probiotic and a bit of unflavored live culture yogurt with each meal. Switch the food to a no grain, real food diet. Also I don't know when the spitting up occurs. Sometimes a dog get hungry between meals and produces a lot of stomach acid, so giving small meals instead of one or two large ones can be helpful. Also a little snack before bedtime.
Try giving some Pepcid AC to control acid. (famotidine) The typical dose administered is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound.
If all else fails I would suggest that your aunt make an appointment with her vet regarding digestive issues.
Best of luck,
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