An acid reflux diet for dogs can help dog owners better manage this challenging condition of the digestive system. Hello, My pup is 5.5 years old and started to develop bad breath during the last few weeks. Her mood hasn’t changed, or I don’t see her upset, but she starts licking surfaces like her leather bean bag out of nowhere. Sometimes I catch her just standing and gulping big without eating anything. I assume she wants to avoid vomiting. She vomited few times nowadays, just some white saliva, no food. Her appetite hasn’t changed, and since I cut back some food to see if that helps, I can see her hungry. She has no weight problems, not overweight, not skinny.
Thank you for your email. Nausea is common with dogs that are suffering from kidney disease, and that may be what he is showing signs of. There are some good prescription anti-nausea medications if that is what is going on with him. If he is eating normally and not vomiting or having diarrhea, you should be okay waiting until Monday when your veterinarian opens, and they may want to repeat some lab work, depending on when his last test was. If he is not eating, is vomiting or seems lethargic, he should be seen at your closest 24 hour clinic – your regular veterinarian should have a number on their answering machine directing you to after hours care if you need it.
My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, additional hints a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I’m also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I’m a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time.
I will try the boiled chicken and rice again, but I have tried it in the past, because friends feed it to their dogs. Buddy has usually refused to eat anything but meat. If I put rice or veggies in with it, he won’t eat it. I have roasted his chicken in the oven in the past, but lately tried boiling it, and at first he ate it, but then refused it. He’s a difficult little guy to figure out. I will also try the sensitive food diet and see if that helps. I would just love to find something that would be healthy for him, but that he would also LIKE to eat, so that he could thrive.