11th June 03:21
Dog throwing up stomach acid frequently...
I am taking my dog to the vet about this later this week, but would
also like to ask for ideas and suggestions here. The vet our dog has
been going to has sold his practice, and the new vet had only been
there with him for one year since his graduation last year.
Our female dog has been throwing up stomach acid most days in the
afternoon for the last week. In the past, we've noticed that this will
happen if she waits too long to eat, and had discussed that with our
original vet. It may have been a combination of waiting too long to eat
and the medidcation she was on. We hadn't noticed a daily pattern to
it before. Now she's throwing up stomach acid only between 3 and 4 in
Our dog eats dry food and would never eat anything in the morning when
we fed her dry food half in the morning and half in the evening. She
would just wait until evening to eat anything. So, with the knowledge
of our vet we switched her to having three biscuits in the morning. At
that time it was so the medication she was taking was not on an empty
stomach. She's no longer on the medication but we still have kept up
this feeding schedule. Even if I give her a couple of biscuits in
early afternoon that doesn't seem to change her throwing up.
One concern that we have is that before we got her the previous owner
that she confiscated from had to have a c-section done on her when she
had complications with puppies. They didn't spay her. We got her three
months later and it turned out that she had a very, very infected
uterus because the original doctor who operated on her hadn't closed
the incisions properly. Our vet said that when she went to do the
incision in the abdominal wall it nearly popped open by itself. This
was not our regular vet who removed her uterus, either, but his then
office mate since our vet was on vacation. Our dog had a bunch of
adhesions at the time as a result of the original botched surgery.
Could there be some sort of problem related to adhesions? Or perhaps
something that didn't heal properly again? She has absolutely no
indications of pain, but then she didn't when we first got her, etiher,
though the doctor said she must have been in considerable pain. She
was running and jumping and somewhat playful then, though perhaps a bit
less playful maybe since she was in a brand new home.
The fact that she didn't show how much pain she was in last time makes
me wonder if even though she seems to be feeling fine and behaving
normally if something more serious could be going on.
Sorry for the length of this, but I'd appreciate any thoughts on this
that I could discuss with the vet when we go.