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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow 2 yo with diarrhea and morning vomiting, plus skin lesions...

Our boy has had quite the GI problems and I'm just wondering if anyone else has had similar issues with their V. He was always a very picky eater and had diarrhea for probably the fist 6 months of his life. We had vet workups and switched foods a few times and the diarrhea cleared up. Probably 6 months ago he started vomiting a small amount of bile once or twice per week, typically if he was overdue for breakfast. We've also always had a very hard time keeping weight on him and he got rather thin. I upped his food to 5 cups per day and he finally put a bit on, but then started having emergency poops in the middle of the night. We saw the vet again and I think she correctly picked up a food sensitivity. We've had him on the Royal Canin hydrolized and all of a sudden he wolfs down his food and his poops are about half the size, plus no midnight accidents. But.... he does still puke in the mornings every now and then. I think it's just reflux, but are we missing something? He's had parasite testing, blood work, stool analysis which were all good. Oh and incidentally he also developed a large fungal tumor on his leg at 1 year which had to be removed surgically and now had a BB size and shape nodule on his trunk. The vet recommended watching that for now, probably will end up having it removed. I feel bad for the poor guy and it seems weird that he has all these GI plus skin issues. I'm starting to wonder if he has some sort of immune issue or some sort of colitis? Does this run in vizslas at all?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 12:11 PM
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Our boy used to do the same thing - vomit bile in the early morning. We resolved the issue by adding a "second supper" (a 9pm feeding). He is a high energy boy with a high metabolism. He now gets 3 meals a day - breakfast, dinner, and his 9pm snack. He is 65 lbs and gets just over a cup of kibble at each feeding (give or take). As long as we stick to this schedule, we have had no bile issues (he is now 4 yrs).

During his first year we also had some tummy issues. These seemed to be due to his chicken/potatoe kibble, as well as too large of feedings. We have found he does much better on lamb and/or fish based kibble, and feeding 3 meals vs. 2. We also add canned pumpkin as necessary if his stools soften.

We used to have a tough time keeping weight on him as well. I always use the feeding instructions for his kibble as a guide only, upping as necessary if he thins out.



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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 01:41 PM
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Kaylee finally has good poops for the most part now at 18mths. It took a while and I to take her off grain food. She still does the bile throw up thing every now and then. I've found like Canadian Expy that it happens when she goes longer in between eating so I've just resorted to a small "snack" before bed and it seems to have solved the problem.
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