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Old 07-16-2009, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had boxers virtually all my life and they all seem to have that day when they vomit bile every so often. Nothing to worry about.

I now have a 7 year old rescued boxer that I have had 3 1/2 years now that just seems to constantly have an upset stomach lately. The thing is he acts like he is going to get sick, but never does. He has only actually done that a handful of times since I have owned him. He only eats Nutro dog food. No human food. When we first got him, I would give him a snack or a bite of human food and it would make him sick. His bowels are fine.

The vet said to put him on Pepcid AC, which he takes everyday. He eats fine everyday.

He always wants to eat the grass outside but I don't let him anymore because we have it sprayed sometimes and he surely doesn't need the chemicals in his body.

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Old 07-16-2009, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does he do this in the am or late PM? What is your feed schedule. I am thinking since nothing comes up he may have the hunger pukes.
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Is it bile, or food digested/partially digested, etc.?
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Also have you talked to your vet about this issue - given his age, Id get him checked out.
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Hanna - I always feed his full amount in the morning and he gobbles it down every day. And he acts this way late evening.

Hungry pukes??? You know, that makes a lot of sense. But we give him a few treats at night time everyday.

We have talked to the vet about it and she doesn't seem to be worried. Just to give him Pepcid AC.

Lucky - he acts like he is going to throw up, but doesn't. He does have the bile throw up but that is not very often. Regular boxer stuff there.
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So are you only feeding once a day?
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Yes, only once a day.
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BINGO! thats it. Hunger pukes. I would split his meal and feed two times a day. Once in the am, and once in the evening. Helps reduce the hunger pukes.
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Maddie only eats once a day also, by her choice. Anyway, I've found that a tablespoon of lowfat plain yogurt everyday does the trick. If I even skip a day with the yogurt, it's pretty much a guarantee that I will be awakened by the sounds of Maddie puking up bile.
You can also add a good probiotic to his food, that should help a lot!

BTW....Maddie is a rescue from FBR also!
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Maddie only eats once a day also, by her choice. Anyway, I've found that a tablespoon of lowfat plain yogurt everyday does the trick. If I even skip a day with the yogurt, it's pretty much a guarantee that I will be awakened by the sounds of Maddie puking up bile.
You can also add a good probiotic to his food, that should help a lot!

BTW....Maddie is a rescue from FBR also!
Oh my gosh. You got your dog right after we did in February.

I was also going to try the yogurt thing to see if that helped either.

Isn't FBR wonderful. If I had the room, I would certainly adopt another one.
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