French Bulldog Puppy vomiting issue
French Bulldog Puppy vomiting issue, my French bulldog puppy (born 9/1/2018) vomits on a consistent base. Sometimes 3-4 times a week (sometimes undigested food or sometimes bile). The doctor has tested her for vascular ring anomaly and addisons and ruled out both items. Right now we are currently tweaking her diets. When i got her i was feeding her the following food. The vet then prescribed her a prescription blend rx diet . Since the problem persisted, we have also tried the canned version of that food. However, the problem continues. Being that all of these foods are chicken based, we are thinking she might have an issue with chicken. This is only an assumption. Can you please provide me with your thoughts being that you specialize in bulldogs. Please note, asides from the consistent vomiting she also sheds and scratches herself tremendously.
Answer for French Bulldog Puppy Vomiting Issue
Answer for French Bulldog Puppy Vomiting Issue. Dear Brian
Sorry to hear about your French bulldog puppy. Vascular ring anomaly is a very rare and so is Addison’s (hypoadrenalism) disease.
If he was Addisonian I would expect electrolyte abnormalities, a depress sick dog. Those two differentials should be / would be way down on my list of rule outs in a case like the one you describing.
I typically start from the most likely to the less likely in my search for an answer and a solution.
1. Dr. Kraemer Answer for French Bulldog Puppy Vomiting Issue FOOD ALLERY: If your dog is itchy and vomiting there is a good chance, he/she has a food allergy, try a hydrolyzed hypoallergenic diet instead of the blend one
2. Dr. Kraemer Answer for French Bulldog Puppy Vomiting Issue IMAGING: Have contrast radiographs done and if needed ultrasound and even endoscopy. R/o megaesophagus (very common to the breed especially if they suffer from the brachycephalic syndrome). Note: megaesophagus leads to regurgitation (vs vomiting). Either way, your French bulldog puppy is at high risk for aspiration pneumonia.
3. Dr. Kraemer Answer for French Bulldog Puppy Vomiting Issue PYLORIC STENOSIS: Could be gastric emptying issues (pyloric stenosis) and undetected forging body
4. Dr. Kraemer Answer for French Bulldog Puppy Vomiting Issue TESTING: Also, you should look at fecal testing, pancreatic testing, biopsies, explore, etc. (parasite, IBD etc)
Good luck and keep us posted
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