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    Ashley D
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    Anon,

    I do not to anything for my dogs without researching (quite intensively) then discussing with their vet to help make the final decisions. A good example is when my dog Indiana, who has since passed, was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma. I researched alternative therapies that could be administered in conjunction with his oral chemo treatments, discussed them with the vet and the oncologist, and we decided on a few to try. I got a wonderful extra four months with my boy. He was happy, and loving life for just a little longer, until he told us it was time.

    I don’t think it is a good idea to stop focusing on the food since it is what my vet suggested we do to see if it helps Magnus’ episodes. It is the whole reason for my post. Yes, we don’t really know what is going on, and I will likely have to take him for an esophagoscopy…but if there is a chance his episodes could be alleviated by switching him to a lower protein, low fat diet, I am sure going to try.

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    Ashley D
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    Joanne,

    I have my dogs on Merrick, large breed chicken formula. Arlo (my Weimaraner/pibble mix, has been on it since he was 8 weeks old (well the puppy formulae, then we transitioned him to the adult food). We just adopted Magnus in December 2018, and we gradually switched him over to it since Arlo was doing really well on it. I agree though, something is upsetting his stomach. This has happened twice now, and I cannot seem to figure out the triggers. My vet suggested trying him on a grain inclusive food, because grain free foods tend to be richer. She suggested something lower in protein and fat.

    Patricia,

    For the last 8 months he has had no issues on the food we feed him. His episode wasn’t anything with the groomer. She was only here to cut my other dog’s nails (because he Doesn’t let me do them). So there would have been nothing for him to ingest. This type of thing happened once before in the middle of the night and woke him from a deep sleep.

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    Ashley D
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    Anon,

    Thanks for the response! I will check out the food! He has been drinking, but I need to slow him down because when he normally drinks, he tries to chug, then it exacerbated the issue at hand.

    Also, thanks for adding the thing about possible neurological issues. On my long list of things this could be, I was wondering if it could be neurological as well.

    His symptoms don’t really match with anything else because he isn’t throwing up, or even attempting to throw up.

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