I have a collie not quite 2 and he keeps eating grass to make himself sick. He seems to have to get the bile out of his stomach . Is it the food I am feeding him. He is on Now beef. Can you recommend me a good sensitive dog food that can be bought in both Canada and the US.
I’ve read that NutriSource is good for dogs with sensitive tummies.
As far as availability, I doubt most of us in the US know all the foods available in Canada. I know that Acana & Orijen are made by Champion foods in Canada.
If he is feeling nauseous and instinctively eating grass to induce vomiting. I might be inclined (if it was my dog) to take him to the vet and rule out medical causes first before changing his diet.
The vet may want to do some blood work and other diagnostic tests to make sure there isn’t something else going on.
Same problem plus soft stool, with my 5 yr old Welsh Terrier. He does this on a random basis – maybe 2 to 3 times per week. Also has liver issues that are under control with Usodiol. He is/has been on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet lamb and rice dry (and stared adding a little of canned version of the same about 4 months ago). Decided to try probiotics. I just started giving him probiotics: NWC Naturals. Mixed it in with canned food. He barfed that up. Am wondering if food is NOT the issue. Been to the vet. All suggestions welcomed, on the issue.
Consider seeing a specialist. If the regular vet has not been helpful…..
Or go homeopathic http://www.vitalanimal.com
Nausea is a symptom of liver disease, so maybe his issues are not under control? Ask your vet.
PS: All supplements and medications have to go through the liver to get detoxified….so, sometimes less is better (imo)
Hi, he might need an ant acid like Zantac or Pepcid, My boy weights 37lb & was taking 1/3 Zantac tablet 30min-60mins before breakfast then 10-12 hours later another 1/3 Zantac tablet or I give Mylanta 3mls when I see him wanting grass to spew also low fat kibble & feed a late meal…. I feed 3 -4 meals a day… I feed 2 dinners, instead of feeding the whole 1 & 1/2 cup at 5pm.. I give 1 cup kibble at 5pm then the other 1/2 cup kibble around 7pm-7.30pm so his stomach isn’t empty thru the night…I have stopped his Zantac now & just give Mylanta if I see him licking lips & swallowing…. also wet or cooked meal is better then kibble when they have acid reflux problems….
The only way to know what is going on is to have a Endoscope + Biopsies to see what’s happening.. my boy had Helicobacter of the stomach, he was put on triple therapy antibiotics Metronidazole Amoxicillin & Zantac for 3 weeks then a diet change that was lower in fat & low carbs… I give cooked for breakfast & a light lunch then feed the kibble for dinner… vet said to do more smaller meals thru the day instead of just 2 large meals a day & it seems to help.. try a limited ingredient kibble that’s low in fat around 10%fat & feed 3-4 smaller meals including the late dinner feed & see how he goes & give some liquid Mylanta or Pepcid when you see him not well or I give the Mylanta 30min before breakfast thru the day if I see him licking & licking lips…
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