Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: My pup is throwing up!

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Darwen, Lancashire, England
    Posts
    2,828
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    I would leave it until next feeding time they may be more hungry then, give them a mix of old and a small bit of new kibble and a litle tripe on top as a taster.

    The next meal, mix in a little more of the new kibble and put a little tripe on top as a taster.

    Oakley will eat kibble plain but Merlin has to have something - even if its only a teaspoon of something mixed in.

    Can I ask if your husband has had dogs before? Is it you that is cleaning up the sick?
    Last edited by merlinsmum; 19th January 2008 at 01:57 PM. Reason: forgot something
    Kirsty
    Merlin and Oakleys Mum (Merlin -Male/B&T/5 years, Oakley - Male/Ruby/3.5years)

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ackerman, Mississippi
    Posts
    143
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    He's had dogs but they were all outside "mutts". I finally got him to read the post about how to feed them and he apologized for not listening to me. The boys hadn't eaten but maybe 2 or 3 kibbles from the bowls so I mixed up some tripe and pumpkin and added about 20% kibble and they ate it all up! Yay! I'm just going to keep adding a little more kibble each day and see how it goes. Thank you so much for your help!! I'll keep you posted on how they do. THANKS AGAIN!!!
    April, Bailey and Dudley

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,063
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    Good idea to follow Sandy's advice. You will start having **MAJOR** feeding problems if you give them one thing and if they don't eat it, give them another, so prepare the bowls at the start and do not take them up to add this or that in after the fact. If they don't eat their food, remove it and that's that til the next meal, NO EXCEPTIONS.

    You do need to get your dogs on something besides tinned tripe though. Most tripe is a supplement to a diet not something to be fed as a daily meal. What was the breeder feeding? Did she not have them on kibble when they were homed to you? What does she recommend now? If so I'd put them back on that kibble and then transistion to the new one if you have any more problems. I rarely feed only kibble though -- I almost always mix other things in when I do give kibble. But soft food only is going to cause them teeth and gum problems.

    General feeding advice is this: Leave down 10 minutes. If they don;t eat it then lift without comment and put away til next feeding. NO TREATS IN BETWEEN. Do NOT turn mealtimes into a social interaction session where their fussiness is REWARDED by your extra attention -- eg with you fussing over them and adding things to their bowls when they stall on eating and praising them, talking to them, anything at all. Just make up the bowls, food down, 10 minutes, food removed. Meals are an easy manipulation point for dogs and they can learn very quickly that all sorts of rewards come to them by refusing to at. Frustrated owners immediately shower the dog with attention rather than ignoring the behaviour and setting strict and clear guidelines:eat or go hungry til your decide to eat and stop faffing around. Only the tiniest percentage of dogs truly dislike anything so much that they will not eat it at all! Isn't it curious that they will refuse something in their food bowl and then eat eat trash off the street, or anything that falls on the floor in the house in a nanosecond (including the shunned kibble...)? That's because they quickly learn the tradeoff to being stubborn at meals is quite a handy way to get lots and lots of attention. In the same way, many of us know our dogs start to bark and fuss as soon as we are on the the phone -- they quickly learn when we hold that thing to our head we will ALWYS give them attention if they bark, to try and get them to stop! They are smart little things!

    If you are feeding more than one dog it might be adviseable to feed in their crates if you start to have any issues with them fighting, guarding, or one trying to eat the others' food.

    The throwing up could be due to many things and may well have nothing to do with changing food. Puppies (and dogs) sometimes just vomit. I have never had dogs vomit up food after changing but some may well do that. I feed my dogs different things almost every day so personally would side with your husband that just changing over usually isn't an issue. I never did the slow changeover but at the same time this sometimes does work better with some dogs especially puppies. BTW if your dog continues to vomit for more than 24-36 hours, be sure to get him to a vet.
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Lily Tansy Libby Mindy
    In memory: Lucy Leo
    Cavalier SM Information site:www.smcavaliers.com

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Darwen, Lancashire, England
    Posts
    2,828
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Karlin View Post
    . I feed my dogs different things almost every day so personally would side with your husband that just changing over usually isn't an issue. I never did the slow changeover but at the same time this sometimes does work better with some dogs especially puppies. BTW if your dog continues to vomit for more than 24-36 hours, be sure to get him to a vet.
    if its any help - I did the slow changeover because Merlin has a very sensitive tummy - I suspect i could change Oakley's everyday as he seems to have a tummy made of iron.
    Kirsty
    Merlin and Oakleys Mum (Merlin -Male/B&T/5 years, Oakley - Male/Ruby/3.5years)

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ackerman, Mississippi
    Posts
    143
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    When we first got them they were just starting to eat kibble and it was the kind that we have now but we ran out and we had to order it off the internet and something happened to my order and it didn't go through. So they were without kibble for a couple of weeks. I talked to my breeder and she said to feed them the tripe until the kibble came in. Dudley took to the food super easy but I think it just upset Bailey's stomach. After feeding them this morning neither one has vomitted so that's great!! I just think it was a little too much for his system. I have one big crate that's divided into 2 sections and that's where they are fed. They had also just gotten over a stomach bug, do you think that may have been a factor?
    April
    Doggie Mom to Bailey (Tri) and Dudley (Blenheim)

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Darwen, Lancashire, England
    Posts
    2,828
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wildandcrazyguys View Post
    They had also just gotten over a stomach bug, do you think that may have been a factor?
    Quite possibly - but mixed in with changing diets probably didn;t help at the time. Try and keep to the same for a week or so so their tummies can settle down
    Kirsty
    Merlin and Oakleys Mum (Merlin -Male/B&T/5 years, Oakley - Male/Ruby/3.5years)

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ackerman, Mississippi
    Posts
    143
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    They did great with this meal too. I'm guessing it was just too quick of a change. Bailey is eating all of the kibble and loving it. Thank you for all of your help!!
    April
    Doggie Mom to Bailey (Tri) and Dudley (Blenheim)

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Darwen, Lancashire, England
    Posts
    2,828
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Thats great news
    Kirsty
    Merlin and Oakleys Mum (Merlin -Male/B&T/5 years, Oakley - Male/Ruby/3.5years)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •