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    Question Dog vomiting at night...

    My (just turned) one-year old lab has started vomiting at night/early morning over the last couple of months. Not real often but every couple of weeks he will upchuck during the night. I started giving him a handful of food before bedtime thinking that would help if this is happening because of an empty stomach. (I typically feed him at 7am and 4pm.). My vet also suggested giving him Pepcid AC before meals which I've been doing but he is still throwing up. I have been feeding Fromms Gold, starting with large puppy and now large adult. As a side note, another thing I noticed is that he seems to be shedding an awful lot - especially since he is only a puppy. (I never had this with my other dogs at this young age.) Overall tho, he is eating, drinking, peeing, pooping, and retrieving just fine.

    Any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Can you feed at 7 and 7, or 7am and 6pm? I have several young dogs who will vomit if I feed at 15 hr intervals.
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    My 3yo female was doing this about a year ago, at night, sporadically about every couple weeks. Feeding twice a day, 8am and 5 pm. At the time she was on a premuim dog food, 26/16, with chicken meal, brown rice and pearled barley as the first few ingredients. My other dogs were doing fine on this food, so we knew there was nothing wrong with the food but it wasn’t agreeing with her. We ran a bunch of tests and blood work at the Vet. They found nothing definitive. So we tried some novel proteins and a few different brands of food, thinking it was a food allergy.

    We ended up finding success with Victor Professional. Same feeding schedule and she has never had another incident of vomitting. We’re thinking she had an allery to something in her previous food. Also we started supplementing with Fido-Vite Flexx which Hillmann, and Mary Howley recommend. So far so good. Good luck!

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    Feed later or a high percentage of the overall amount at night.

    I have one dog who's stomach will just get irritated at night if it's empty.

    If I wait till 7 she's fine but if I feed at 5 she'll vomit early in the morning.
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    Thank you all for your comments. I truly appreciate it. I’ll change his feeding schedule to 7 AM and 7 PM and see if that helps. If not, the next step will be to look for a change of food. Thank you again.
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    Have you checked for clues in his vomit Is there any trace of twigs, grass, pieces of his bedding etc. Especially because this is sporadic and he is otherwise healthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by paodwyer View Post
    Have you checked for clues in his vomit Is there any trace of twigs, grass, pieces of his bedding etc. Especially because this is sporadic and he is otherwise healthy
    I have not noticed any foreign material in his vomit. Most times it is just a slightly foamy liquid. A couple times it may have a little undigested food in it.
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    Is the dog bedded down in a space that may get to warm for the pup? Or do you have something in the kennel that the dog may wrap up in and then get to warm? Just a thought I had, as I had a pup that did this when she got to warm at night...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampcollielover View Post
    Is the dog bedded down in a space that may get to warm for the pup? Or do you have something in the kennel that the dog may wrap up in and then get to warm? Just a thought I had, as I had a pup that did this when she got to warm at night...
    I don’t think that is the issue as my dog isn’t kenneled at night and can go anywhere in the house. Mostly, though, he’s in the bedroom with me and on his dog bed.
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    Feeding schedule change help?
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