Throwing up at night

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Maggie111
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Throwing up at night

Post by Maggie111 » 03 Oct 2012, 08:15

Barney gets his last feed at 5pm, maybe a few kibble or a peanut butter kong in the evening and we put him into bed with a marrowbone. When I have fed him in the evening (not for ages now) but for example a kong filled with kibble he's thrown it all up at night. I put it down to unusual eating habits and stopped giving him any food after tea.

For a week or two now, and occasionally before that I've been finding bile on the floor. :( I'm thinking that maybe his stomach shouldn't be empty but I know when I have put food in there before it's not been digested. I can't find any pattern to it, he's thrown up on Sunday night, not Monday and last night again. Only small amounts but it's upsetting to think he's waking up because he feels sick.
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Alfieandlindsey » 03 Oct 2012, 08:19

Poor barney :( No expert but Alfie had a similar thing when we would find a pile of bile in the morning in his crate. I started to give him a little snack about 8pm - (bedtime is 10.30pm) and it seemed to solve it. xx
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Maggie111 » 03 Oct 2012, 08:53

What did you feed him in the evening? I love the idea of that being "treatment"... "Oh no Mummy! Don't give me delicious snacks!!" :lol:
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by lara's mum » 03 Oct 2012, 09:07

Lara did this for a while - she now has a bedtime fish stick and it seems to do the trick.

10:00 on the dot - she arrives at my feet and stares intently at me to inform me it is supper time :lol:
I did this after reading a thread from someone else who had a similar problem and the vet had advised to try a little snack at bedtime.

Good luck and hope it passes.
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Maggie111 » 03 Oct 2012, 09:10

Sorry, what's a fish stick?! They sound "Barney delicious" :D
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Liz! » 03 Oct 2012, 09:36

Yes - bile normally means they are not being fed enough.

Peanut butter is just as much an allergen to dogs as humans - it's also very rich and oily, I would certainly worry about filling a kong with it - you'd never naturally get such a rich paste in nature.

Fish4 dogs do fish skin crunchy twists which lola loves as a treat.
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Maggie111 » 03 Oct 2012, 10:07

Thanks for the advice re food - I have been wondering if I'm not feeding enough. I think he went a little overweight on his previous food and we've got him to a good weight now, which I guess means he could be getting too little if he lost it too quick.

He's on 200g a day - what should I up it by? 40g?
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by AnnetteP » 03 Oct 2012, 10:08

We too had this problem with Piran. He now gets a 'milky bone' after his 10 pm wee. He goes straight to his crate and stands waiting for it. And no more bile sickness.

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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Maggie111 » 03 Oct 2012, 10:19

We always give Barney a marrowbone at bedtime - it's his favourite part of the day! :lol:

Liz, just to explain I'm not filling a kong with peanut butter, I put a teaspoon in there for him :)
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Maggie111 » 03 Oct 2012, 10:19

We always give Barney a marrowbone at bedtime - it's his favourite part of the day! :lol:

Liz, just to explain I'm not filling a kong with peanut butter, I put a teaspoon in there for him :)
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by J RALPH » 03 Oct 2012, 10:24

what food is he on maggie? scooby is about the same age and he has 350 grams of iams large breed puppy food. he is 23 kilos

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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Maggie111 » 03 Oct 2012, 10:38

He's on Natural Dog Food Company and is about half of what you would normally feed with James Wellbeloved or Arden Grange for example. Although he is a big dog.

I vaguely remember directions for his size were about 200-350g a day, we had to give him 160 to start off with or he'd have runny poos and we already thought he was overweight. We've brought it up to 200 and he's regular, I do wonder if he's due an increase... I'm just wondering whether I should up it to 240 and see.

I hate this! Barney's always hungry no matter what!! :lol:
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Liz! » 03 Oct 2012, 10:44

I agonise over food, so feel your pain, as we have the same thing, Lola gets a very small amount as she is on Orijen, so you can only up it a little at a time.

If he isn't getting enough overall then upping his food a small amount (I'd go for 20 twice a day).

But it sounds more as if he isn't getting enough for through the night.

We got these lovely sounding bed time treat biscuits which Lola went mad for, but then I noticed that they had a bit of sugar in, and biscuit was round her teeth, so we stopped. I'm feeling like a depriving mum here!

Her gums do not look good already and I'm not sure what to do about it - she won't chew chews. And stag bars, in fact anythingwith marrowbone makes her sick AND gives her diarrhoea!
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by Alfieandlindsey » 03 Oct 2012, 10:47

He either gets some chicken, a couple of milky bones, sausage or abit of ham.....

Hope he gets well soon Maggie. Are you better now? Xx
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Re: Throwing up at night

Post by julieju » 03 Oct 2012, 11:58

No advice I'm afraid, just sympathise with the 'how much to feed' question, I am forever fretting that I'm underfeeding, then I up it a bit and I worry that I'm overfeeding, ARGH! Nightmare!

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