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Old 11-26-2012, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that is is normal for dogs to throw up during meal time if they eat a piece of meat which is too big for them to swallow/digest.. But is it normal to throw up hours afterwards?
The past 2 mornings Buddha has thrown up his dinner from the night before. Also I just fed him breakfast and he threw that up too. He has learnt to chew his food pretty good.. also last night i gave him minced meat.. which shouldn't be too hard on his stomach.
Should i be concerned?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is he actually throwing up whole food or is it just bile? If he is throwing up whole foods from the night before then he is not digesting his food properly and would benefit from some digestive enzymes. If he is throwing up bile then it sounds like hunger pukes. In the beginning it can take a bit of time for their body to adjust to eating Raw. If my guys do up chuck, I ignore it and let them clean it back up. This usually only happens if they have eaten way to fast!

How long have you been Raw feeding and what protein are you now on?
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it is a mixture of bile and little chunks of chicken. we have been feeding them raw for over 2 months now.. it is the older one (7 months) who is throwing up. so far they are eating chicken (both hen and rooster) also beef- chunks of muscle and minced (we tried ribs.. but they were too hard for him to chew through). Today we are going to start on something new possibly another poultry (if available at a decent price) or lamb or pork. we had a bit of a rough start (lots of loose stool).. which is why it has taken a while for them to add in more proteins- i wanted to take it slow and get them used to it.
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It sounds like they are still transitioning. My guys dont handle a lot of bone well, a couple of them will up chuck little bone pieces if I feed a bone heavy meal. I get this more with turkey than chicken as turkey bones are more dense. Can you get chicken necks? or turkey necks?
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If they throw up bone it is usually during meal time.. but recently they have been chucking up boneless meals. We are about to go to butcher.. going to get some necks (although we have to buy entire chickens/turkeys- they don't sell necks on there own). Can I also mention, I saw some pictures which you posted of your guys eating their raw meals.. it looked like they were eating SO much. How much food do they get fed a day? And is it just one meal? Thanks for the help!!
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I only feed my dogs once a day. I would not recommend this for dogs 1yr and less. Some Raw feeders believe that it is healthy to do a gorge meal and a day of fasting per week. So what you do is feed a huge meal, then fast them for a whole day and go back to normal feedings. I will occasionally do a large meal such as a whole rack of pork ribs and then the next day offer a small meal of just meat and organs.

On average my dogs eat about 2lbs each. Raven only gets 1-1.5lbs.
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Perhaps portions are too big for their system to handle,try reducing and give more often
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I give the the 7month old 2 meals per day and the 3 month old 3 meals per day. I am not planning on cutting back.. was just curious as i saw the photos with them eating entire turkeys/racks of ribs. Thanks so much for the advice.. i will keep an eye on them.
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I give the the 7month old 2 meals per day and the 3 month old 3 meals per day. I am not planning on cutting back.. was just curious as i saw the photos with them eating entire turkeys/racks of ribs. Thanks so much for the advice.. i will keep an eye on them.
I found that Aspen would throw up fairly often when I fed her once a day so she gets fed two smaller meals a day. The boyfriend (who doesn't like dogs at the best of times) was not happy about the frequency of raw meat dog vomit on his white carpet.....

You could always try seperating it out into three or more meals and see if that helps. My friend's dog needs to eat 4 super small meals a day otherwise she throws up.
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