babyreba wrote:oh my god, what a mess. i wonder how this poor dog managed to make it in that shelter, where they probably fed him crap food and didn't do anything to ease his discomfort. he must have been absolutely miserable.
personally, i'd probably start out with one small, bland meal of boiled chicken mixed with a bit of brown rice and see how that sits. if it doesnt' set him off, then i'd stick to it for a couple of days and see what happens. i know dogs can be allergic to pretty much anything, but hopefully he'll be able to tolerate a simple meal of chicken and rice.
SisMorphine wrote:My friend has a pit with megaesophogus (spelling is not my strong point). She tends to puke when she eats or drinks too fast (and she also have a GAZILLION allergies, I didn't read all the way through the thread, but I would also suggest having an allergy pannel done). How much water does he take in? Does he guzzle it fast? I would try a few days of not leaving water down, but rather having scheduled water times and only filling the bottom of the bowl. When he is done drinking stand him upright and "burp" him. See if that helps at all. Doing that with the water, in addition to figuring out all of the dog's allergies, has helped my friend have a much happier, and healthier pit bull in her home.
concreterose wrote:ccc2006 wrote:Maryellen wrote:if he cant handle the chicken have steve bring home turkey....
I thought Turkey was the thing most dogs have a problem with. Is that true?
I could get Turkey no problem...
Turkey is fine!
Malli wrote:beef is a very common allergen for sure.
I would also do the bland diet.
Do you know what was in the Gastro food they fed at the Vet? That'd help you eliminate some of the things he might be allergic too (since you already know he was allergic to at least one of them)
My own dog (an APBT) has allergies wich we have been trying to solve for almost his entire life, lately they have been getting worse and more frequent in the outbreaks and we cannot figure out why.
I understand completely how frusterating it is.
If you are going to wait and raise money, keep a close eye on him and take him in immediately for unusual behavior. It is my understanding that GI blockages and complications of, etc, can get very severe very fast.
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