My name is David and I am new to CavalierTalk. I have a 2 and a half year old tri colour male King Charles called Charlie, original name I know!!!!
I am looking for some advice from Cavalier Talk members, (particularly Karlin as I have read a lot of your tips advice before which I have found helpful). I have been feeding Charlie Royal Canin Cavalier breed specific food since he was a puppy, firstly the puppy one and now the adult one. I feed him once in the morning and once in the evening which has always suited him. In the last week or so everytime he eats his food he has vomited straight after, it has been kind of white and foamy with a good bit of food in it. He otherwise seems his usual self, happy and energetic and not doesn't seem to be in any sort of pain and after getting sick he runs straight back to his bowl looking for more food. After contacting a vet by phone and going through all the symptoms I was told that he more than likely has an upset stomach and to try feeding him some chicken and rice or egg and rice for a few days to see how he is. I have been doing this for the last three days and he hasn't vomited except for this morning when I added some of his Royal Canin in with his rice and egg! What quantity of chicken and rice is a suitable daily amount for a Cavalier King Charles, who is approximately 11kg and walked regularly!
Just to note that a couple of weeks ago he did have an incident with a bone, which seemed to get partially stuck on the way down which made him very uncomfortable. I rushed him to the vet and by the time I got there he was fine but I still had the vet check him out and I was assured that he was fine. I am not sure if this is relevant but thought that it might explain him having a sore tummy and vomiting?
I WILL NOT BE TREATING HIM WITH BONES AGAIN, LESSON LEARNED!
The last week or so has encouraged me to go and research Royal Canin and other dog foods to see if there are any other foods I could or should be feeding Charlie. After reading loads of stuff both on Cavalier Talk and online I am more confused. Some people say that certain brands of food are premium quality and good for your dog while others say that the same brands are unhealthy and not good for your dog. I would like to find a dry food that I can trust and feed Charlie regularly, as well as making home foods for him such as chicken and rice. Is Royal Canin a wise choice or not?
I realise that different dogs are going to have different tastes etc. but all advice and opinions are welcomed and appreciated.