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January 28, 2018 at 1:03 am in reply to: "American Journey" Dog Food who manufacturer's it? #109991 Report Abuse
Hi Susan, thanks for the reply. I’m sorry to hear about patch, and I hope all is well with both of you! My girl is a border collie pit/lab mix. She is my everything. and is around 50 lbs. to break it down a little more, it started around the time I switched her food for the first time, I switched her to originally Simply Norish, but after finishing about 1/3 of the bag and her not eating her food, I discovered there were bugs in her food! I was horrified. They were little flying bugs so I immediately had to switch her food. I switched her to crave and stuck with that for about 2 months, but that’s when the throwing up started happening more often, only in the morning or at night. It went from happening about once a month to happening about once a week and these past couple of weeks she has thrown up bile multiple times a week. Only yesterday was the first time anything serious happened but she wouldn’t eat all day which is a first, not even treats or rice and chicken when I first put it down but later that night she gobbled everything down that she could. Also while she was laying down she let out one random yelp of pain and I have no idea why. I’ve been feeling her stomach and it doesn’t seem to bother her, especially today. She loves eating the rice and chicken but she’s been avoiding drinking water. Idk why but it got to the point where I had to force her to drink by putting water in a baby syringe and let her drink it from there. But she went out and excersized like normal today, she has lots of energy so she was running for quite some time. she doesn’t eat grass when she’s outside or anything. I’ve noticed that her mouth sounds very loud lately. I can’t tell if it’s dry mouth or extra salivation but it’s loud, and she often smacks her lips. I’m gonna try cutting all treats out for s little while as well but that hasn’t helped yet. She seems to be doing well on the bland diet but it’s only been one day so I can’t tell
As for the endoscopy, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to afford one of those. I read online they were very expensive. It would be my dream to have one of those done just to know my baby is okay, but right now my options are very limited. I don’t know anyone who can loan me money and my family is pretty lower income so they wouldn’t be much help either.
I wish I had the resources or people to start a donation page but I don’t 🙁 I live in the city, so there are plenty of vets near me but I haven’t found a single one that does payment plans. It breaks my heart. Me and my mom applied for care credit but both got denied.
I scrapped every penny I have together and am going to take her to the vet again on Tuesday but it seems I’ll probably only have enough for blood work.
I certainly am going to switch her to natural balance Lid, not sure which formula yet but certainly the lowest fat and protein
formula. I’ve given her fresh pet before and she loves it, I will certainly add it to her diet now that I know how good it is. But cooking fresh food every day would be quite the challenge as I am in school and my mother baby sits most of the day.
I am praying to god it is something easily fixable that can be treated at home, if not I don’t know what to do. I’ll have to ask every vet around about payment plans. This is a very stressful
situation, I can’t find much help online for assistance with the bill and most of the places around here that I call are jerks and don’t offer help to anyone who asks. I’ve never worried about it this much in the past because she always acts so normal after but yesterday got me very scared, it seemed Pepto Bismol and Pepcid did make her situation worse and I won’t be trying them again.
What were your exact recommendations again? I’d like to have a full plan to discuss with my vet when I go. What medications? I am already feeding her 3-5 times a day depending on her activity level etc.
her breed is very enertic but some days I cannot afford to take her to the dog park where she can truly let off all her steam, she is an emotional support animal, so I take her a lot of places. Thank you Susan, you’re so kindJanuary 27, 2018 at 7:05 pm in reply to: "American Journey" Dog Food who manufacturer's it? #109985 Report Abuse
Hello and thank you both for replying. @cockailermom in the past couple months I’ve changed her food a couple of times thinking it would help, and i did it correctly slowly Introducing it to her but after she got very sick yesterday I put her on a bland food diet of chicken and rice and today she did not throw up, her coat already feels softer and she’s been way less gassy. She used to burp a lot through the day but not today. Also usually she drinks her water right up but today she’s not drinking much of it, I’ve had to beg her to drink. I was deffenetly going to switch her to NB sweet potato and fish in case she had a meat allergy, but yesterday really scared me
@anon101 I’m going to take her in for another checkup, and see what a different vet tell me but I can’t really afford much else than that right now. I’ve called all vets near me and I couldn’t find a single one who does payment plans. It’s kind of sad how hard and expensive it is to take care of our pets. And I am only 20 and I’ve never had anything under my name so no credit = no credit card :/
Thank you both for the advice. I look forward to hearing more from you.
Ps does anyone know anything about probiotics? Should I try my dog on one of those while I switch her to LID food?January 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm in reply to: "American Journey" Dog Food who manufacturer's it? #109975 Report Abuse
The vets around my area are very lazy, I took her there twice this month and they won’t do any tests they told me to feed her before bed and give her Pepcid. I tried tried the Pepcid yesterday but it just made her lose her appetite and her stomach started making very loud gurgling noises. She is one year old. She has no history of any other medical problems, but it started off with her throwing up bile in the morning every month or so and now has progressed to a couple times this month. Maybe 5 or 6. I’m saving money for the vet again now as money is tight because I just took her to the vet twice in two weeks and these visits are not cheap for a college student and the tests are going to be very expensive.
I’m not so much asking for a diagnosis, I’m just looking for some advice until I get get the money to take her to the vet again, for some peace of mind.January 27, 2018 at 12:43 pm in reply to: "American Journey" Dog Food who manufacturer's it? #109973 Report Abuse
Hahah, maybe it is! I’m so happy you replied to me so quickly, thank you! I was wondering if you could offer me some advice. I think my puppy has acid reflux. She is one year but has been throwing up in the mornings for a couple months. Just recently had the throwing up escelated to a couple times a week. She shows no other signs of being sick, besdies yesterday when she threw up and she seemed to be really weak and like she was choking on something. She’s currently on Merrick grain free but I think maybe I switched her to adult food too early. I’ve taken her to a clinic twice but they always say just switch her food and don’t run any tests. Should I be more worried? Or less? Any advice you can offer me on how to help my dog would be so appreciated 🙂January 26, 2018 at 11:27 pm in reply to: "American Journey" Dog Food who manufacturer's it? #109964 Report Abuse
Hi Susan. I was wondering if you were still active on this site and are seeing my message? Anyway I’ve been doing a lot of research on here and see that you seem to be quite expirenced in dealing with acid reflux in dogs. My dog is suffering terribly from what i believe is this and it makes me so nervous. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions of mine or offer some advice? Thank you Susan I hope to hear back from you.