- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2008
We bought a second 35lb bag of Nutro Natural Choice food (venison and brown rice) for our almost 5 y/o lab on April 19th. On April 20th, he had to have an unexpected surgery for a hematoma. Post-op, he was drugged up and adjusting to his e-collar, and wasn’tq uite himself. He was also put on an anti-fungal.
Previous experience with the anti-fungal has caused him to have a bit of GI upset, so we weren’t surprised when he wasn’t readily accepting all of his food. He’d take a few bites and then walk away. During this time, he was still on two different pain medications for his post-op recovery. While he wasn’t eating his dog food, we attempted to give him eggs and rice (which he ALWAYS eats). Thinking, if he didn’t want eggs and rice, we would know something was up.
He ate the eggs and rice for two meals. When we got home from work one evening alst week, he’d thrown up an eggs and rice meal, and it almost looked completely undigested. That evening, he ate a good bit of dog food that we offered him. almost 14 hours later, he threw all that food up too. Mostly undigested. At this point, he’d finished his pain meds, and we’d stopped the anti-fungal at the request of the vet, in the hopes of stopping his stomach upset.
Since Friday, he’s not accepted any dog food, but will eat eggs and rice with no problem. The last time he vomited food was early Saturday morning (after he’d eaten dog food). Since then, he’s had some of the dog food, and also an eggs and rice meal. He’s kept it all down. He’s drinking water and acting normally, except he refuses to take food from his bowl. We’ve bleached the bowls and cleaned them compeltely.
This morning, he began eating his dog food at will. We’re hoping that when we gte home, he hasn’t thrown it up.
Have you expereinced this? With Nutro Natural Choice especially? Do you think the bag of food may be bad? we’re having trouble determining it because this bag of food was started less than 24 hours before his surgery, and after the surgery he was all messed up for a couple of days with a weird appetite, as would be expected after anesthesia. Now we’ve cut out all medicines and are just trying to see what combination of food/eggs and rice makes him not throw up.