Post # 1
My poor sweet Milkman is getting sick in the middle of the night. We are waking up to him vomiting frothy bile. I know this is a sign of being hungry, so normally I would just feed him later. Last night, he threw up his dinner, too. Any ideas what this could be?
Here are a few thoughts FI and I had, that we will share with the vet when we take him tomorrow:
-His personality hasn’t changed at all.
-He did, however, get up in the night and sleep in the other room, which is WEIRD.
-We haven’t changed his diet.
-He’s been licking his feet a lot! (no treatments on the yard, though)
I’m going to try feeding him later tonight and see if he gets sick again.
Post # 3
1. What breed is he?
2. The feet licking could be allergies (our retriever licks his paws/pads a lot and we were just told he has an allergy to something in the grass)
3. have you ruled out the possibility he’s having seizures? The frothy mouth part happened to our retriever after seizures (as well as throwing up/pooping). He would often go into another room/space/quiet area to have a seizure and we’d find him after totally ravanous/frothy and a little “out of it”. This doesn’t sound like what you have but I thought i’d throw it out there.
I would maybe check in with a vet as it seems like there is definitely something going on… could be something as simple as needing to switch food, which I hope it is! 🙂
Hope you find out what it is though, never fun!
Post # 4
@StaceyA: He is a beagle/jack russel terrier mix.
Post # 5
Has he been pooping regularly?
Post # 6
Our dog does this sometimes and will lick things like crazy when she is in one of the “episodes”. Our vet told us she probably has acid reflux and has us give her Pepcid with her meals and that has really helped a lot.
Post # 7
@DaneLady: Yes. Everything else is normal. No diarrhea, he’s been just as peppy as normal, but he’s been REALLY clingy…
Post # 8
Have you checked for hotspots where the furchild is licking?
Have you found him eating grass? Does he chew Any type of bones/hydes?
Does he get riled up before bed or any type of physical activity?
Post # 9
Do you feed him once or twice a day? Try feeding him twice.
Also, do some research if the ingredients in his food have changed, dog food companies sometimes change their forumulas don’t write on the bad “new recipe” or anything to alert you.
And even if you haven’t changed his food, it doesn’t mean it’s not a food allergy. Being on the same food for an extended period of time can actually increase risk that the dog will develope an allergy to it.
Post # 10
@abbyful: Interesting! I’ll check that!
@Eva Peron: No hot spots. He’s licking his pads and they seem normal. Haven’t noticed him eating grass, but honestly we’re not always out there with him. Milk is a dog who can go from 0-100 or 100-0. He’s always riled up, then calm, riled up, then calm. Sometimes the cats sneak in our room while we’re sleeping and he chases them out then curls back up with us. (Blending our families has been interesting)
ETA: He chews rawhides. He’s had a HUGE one (Christmas present) for a while and is now down to the knots. Do you think these can go bad?
Post # 11
I hope you are able to figure it out and that he’s back to his normal self soon.
My old dachshund used to do this occasionally. Never figured out why.
Post # 12
@MilksMom – Rawhides don’t really “go bad”, but they are not fully digestible, so can cause intestinal blockages. And a lot of rawhide is from China, and I’m sure you’ve heard all the problems with pet food and treats with Chinese ingredients in recent years. I opt for a similar chew: bully sticks, which are digestible. (They are way overpriced at the petstore, I order from http://bestbullysticks.com/ .)
Post # 13
My dog did this for a couple weeks and we gave him three small meals. It helped but then he got into the trash and ate a piece of fried fish. He ended up having acute pancreatitis, but the vet said that he was most likey already a bit sick bc we told her what happened the weeks prior and that the fish put him over the edge. Does your dog ever get into human food??
Post # 14
@sunnywoods: No. I am ADAMANT about this and never let people feed him human food. He is really well behaved and never goes after people’s food off plates. He will, occasionally, tear up tissues in the bathroom trash. This is another concern, though a particular time recently isn’t coming to mind.