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Old 11-16-2012, 07:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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My schnauzer has a congenital liver problem and a problem where she doesn't digest her food very well. She would vomit her food right after she ate it, but mostly at night. We went and had an ultrasound done and found out that her stomach wasn't digesting the food. She had to vomit when she ate her evening meal because her stomach was still full from brkfst 8 hrs later and she couldn't fit any more in. Her problem is genetic, but unlikely to be solved, so we just treated it systematically. She was on anti vomiting and acid reflux meds for a while and we started feeding her small amts 4x a day. Coincidentally she is on nutro ultra - the holistic but has grains food- which is good food,but not great food, and that is the ONLY thing she can eat. I've tried switching her food before and she's ended up on IVs.


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Old 11-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Honestly I truly believe that this food just fits her , and w the long term usage of this food, I've been able to take her off her meds, her liver enzymes have went down and she's so much better. Every dog handles food diff - u jus have to find what food fits your dog- and I'm still trying w our boxer puppy. I would rec getting bloodwork done on your dog to rule out other probs than acid reflux


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Old 11-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm sorry- then I went back and read that u did have blood work done. I'm sorry :/ I would say try stuff for acid reflux, if ur not satisfied or any better, then get a second opinion on her bloodwork.


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Old 11-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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danieman:
When I read your post such chills went up my spine as my Laila was having the same symptoms, and I too was at my wits end with this issue. As a matter of fact I joined this site on Saturday to find a solution to this very issue.
Well I lost Laila two days ago.
RUN dont walk to a vet/Animal Hospital, and get an Xray insure you do it with barium and insure they also do a sonogram (done by competent) techs.
My girl was mis-diagnosed initially, and if you read my story you will see that she needed emergency surgery, but did not make it, I was too late.
Do not stop if they need to get her tested with an endescope, I will never make the same mistake again.
I hope you heed my words. (Run dont walk to get her checked out again by competent techs....very important)

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow, this really worries me. Emma is a destroyer and likes to tear toys apart.

However, Emma hasn't experienced any other symptoms other than the one I described above. She's still playing, eating, drinking, and running like a maniac. She is eating all her food she just seemed eh about it at three meals.

Was Laila throwing up after every meal or just once in a while? I think Emma has thrown up a total of 4 or 5 times. Today nothing and I'm watching to be sure she doesn't ingest anything she's not supposed to. I fed her on a cookie sheet this morning so she would eat slower and last night before bed I have her a snack. Hopeful for the best but I do think I will take Emma to have a sonogram and an X-ray just to be safe.


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Old 11-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Emma practiced her "place" command today on the picnic table and was all smiles.


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daniemen;
Laila did not throw up after every meal, she too was a bundle of energy right to the end.
We were all in the back yard playing on Saturday 11/10.......by Wednesday 11/14 she was gone......you described Emma's symptoms to the symptoms Laila had to the letter. It makes me so happy you are taking action, I wish I was pushed in this direction. I pray for you and Emma, and if Laila's experience helps you then that make this site so fantastic.
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What exactly was it that Laila wound up having? What was it called? I want to let the vet know when I'm concerned about.


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What exactly was it that Laila wound up having? What was it called? I want to let the vet know when I'm concerned about.


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Laila had ingested a foreign object (squeaker from toy) that was misdiagnosed and it perforated her intestine

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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daniemen;
Laila, had a squeaker lodged in her intestine. It folded and created pointed ends that burrowed into her intestine and it was stuck in such a way like a paddle wheel let some processed food through and it spun slowly drilling it's way through her intestine. It finally pierced through allowing toxic intestinal bile and enzymes into her body cavity. she passed away the night after her surgery. I swear she was just as active as ever just one day prior to the infection began to overcome her. It sounds like your Emma is not at that point so find out what it is she is trying to vomit out of her body. Of course I had a good long conversation with my Vet and I believe you should not just tell him to find out what your girl has .....instead ask him if Emma was her dog what would he do for her. I guarantee he or her, like my Vet would answer honestly and say what ever it took to find out the root cause of her vomiting. Again hind sight is 20/20.
I have another Boxer Jazzy a 5yr old male and he does miss his partner so much.
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