Throwing Up

Lots of good points here…she may just be over eating. Try smaller meals during the day.

You didn't say if you had changed her food from what she was eating at the shelter. This could be a reason too.

Thank you for all the great advise. I have changed her to one cup in the morning and one cup at night. I am still putting and egg in and she eats everything right away. I haven't had her throw-up in about 3 meals now so I would say that I am on a roll.

I will keep my fingers crossed. 🙂

The egg usually isn't a problem.

Under feeding is always better for health anyway. Is the stomach bloated?

No, she seems happy and healthy.

Lately Chance has been throwing up too. I cant figure this out. Some mornings right before I get up he starts making those gagging sounds so I rush him to the bathroom. Just today after taking him outside to potty he started making those sounds again. Thank god he is loud. It gives me time to grab a bowl and set it down right in front of him (less mess)
Is this normal??? His puke ranges from liquid to his food. We feed him 3 times a day and it is measured out. Nothing in his diet has changed and he hasn't gotten into anything.
Hhhhmmmm

@Vanessa626:

Lately Chance has been throwing up too. I cant figure this out. Some mornings right before I get up he starts making those gagging sounds so I rush him to the bathroom. Just today after taking him outside to potty he started making those sounds again. Thank god he is loud. It gives me time to grab a bowl and set it down right in front of him (less mess)
Is this normal??? His puke ranges from liquid to his food. We feed him 3 times a day and it is measured out. Nothing in his diet has changed and he hasn't gotten into anything.
Hhhhmmmm

Is his eating habits still normal? How long has this been going on? Liquid I would guess is just bile in the gut.. however, how long after he eats does he throw up food? I also think he is old enough to be on 2 meals a day…

Update:
I ran out of eggs yesterday, so she didn't get any with her dinner last night. When I woke up this morning she was heaving, a couple mins later she threw-up her dinner from the night before. She seemed just fine afterwards though. So I didn't give her breakfast this morning, I am going to get some eggs on the way home from lunch and give her, her food then. I am still confused about the egg thing.

What kind of food are you feeding her?? The egg may be coating the food and that's why she isn't throwing up when she eats it with egg. You may need to change her food again. Also How many times a day is she pooping and how is her poop. (gross thoughts, I know)

@tanza:

Is his eating habits still normal? How long has this been going on? Liquid I would guess is just bile in the gut.. however, how long after he eats does he throw up food? I also think he is old enough to be on 2 meals a day…

Tanza:
We have been feeding Chance 1/2 cup 3 times a day. I was thinking that it was about time to cut back to 2 times a day since he is 6mts now. The vet said his weight is purfect and he isn't tubby. He said it was fine to keep doing that. What do you think. 1 cup 2times a day from now on?

As for the throwing up…it's not after he eats. Honestly...its usually first thing in the morning before he even eats breakfast. After he pukes, he eats his food like nothing happened. Yesterday he puked a few hrs after lunch. He still had food in his bowl then ate somemore. It doesn't happen all the time. If I had to give a time amount...maybee 1-2 times a month. Sometimes the consistency is food but then again...it can sometimes be liquid. Especially if it is first thing in the morning. I believe the morning puke is bile which is tough as heck to get out of the carpet!

Chance's puking is what I would say is normal for a Basenji. If Shadow or Sugar get an empty stomach they puke too. What times are you feeding him? A lot of B's puke when they get an empty stomach.

@nomrbddgs:

Chance's puking is what I would say is normal for a Basenji. If Shadow or Sugar get an empty stomach they puke too. What times are you feeding him? A lot of B's puke when they get an empty stomach.

I didin't know that they would puke on an empty stomach. Ha! He is really good about staying in the same place when he gets sick. Im able to stick a bowl under him to get the mess.
Thanks nomrbddgs

Sugar gets this look on her face, runs around in a circle and then flys outside to puke!! Shadow stands there and pukes.

My best friend has worked at a vet for years and here is what she has always told me…..if your pet throws up more than 3x in one day, take it to the vet.
if it doesnt, wait and watch....

flourescent vomit is usually from chewing up grass. No biggie. They will try to re-eat it.

eating grass in the yard with cause them to immediately throw up, sometimes they eat grass to make themselves throw up (bad to do, giardia can be caught this way if they are eating grass that has been peed on by another animal)

arizona, I would stop with the eggs and start feeding boiled chicken. If you want to throw an egg with the chicken, it shouldnt matter. If your pup handles the boiled chicken without throwing up, maybe it is the food you have been using.

If it isnt the chicken and throwup continues, it could be something going on with your pup....

The best thing to do is try to elimanate outside influences first to narrow down your possibilities.

what are you using for food?

we have been feeding Chance Nutro Nugget since we brought him home. He loves it.

Thanks again for all the great advise. We have been feeding her Purina One Sensitive Stomach. I feed her one cup in the morning and one cup at dinner time. I would love to try something else, but my income doesn't allow me to afford the more expensive foods (I spend about $17.99 on a 20lbs bag). As far as boiled chicken, I wouldn't mind, because I love to cook, but chicken is sooooo expensive here in California. Its usually about $5.00 or more for a couple of breasts. 😕

If anyone has any other suggestions or can recommend a food that is close to my budget, I would appreciate it.

thanks 🙂

There is a whole myriad of food out there-some are better than others. The big thing is to take a look at the ingredients. I used to feed nutro chicken and rice-Now I've gone to the Sensitive stomach chicken meal, oatmeal and rice. They seem to do okay on it.

@Vanessa626:

I didin't know that they would puke on an empty stomach. Ha! He is really good about staying in the same place when he gets sick. Im able to stick a bowl under him to get the mess.
Thanks nomrbddgs

Known as the empty tummy syndrome… 😃 Many Basenjis do that first thing in the morning, especially puppy's... you might try a cookie right before bed time... And I would think that he is OK for 2x a day feeding... oh by the way.... if he is not finishing the food it should be taken away... 15/20 mins tops for eating, what is still not eaten is "gone".....

@Arizonaskyy:

Thanks again for all the great advise. We have been feeding her Purina One Sensitive Stomach. I feed her one cup in the morning and one cup at dinner time. I would love to try something else, but my income doesn't allow me to afford the more expensive foods (I spend about $17.99 on a 20lbs bag). As far as boiled chicken, I wouldn't mind, because I love to cook, but chicken is sooooo expensive here in California. Its usually about $5.00 or more for a couple of breasts. 😕

If anyone has any other suggestions or can recommend a food that is close to my budget, I would appreciate it.

thanks 🙂

Honestly, you will find with the better quality foods you will be feeding less and therefore not spending any more…. they will get more benefit out of a better quality food and less "waste".... As they say, you get what you pay for...

😕 Ok, I know this thread keeps going and going. I have not had her throw-up for about a week now. She is getting an egg with every meal. I have had a couple people tell me they are concerned that maybe its not a good idea to give her an egg everyday. However, when I ran out of eggs last week the throwing up started again. She really confuses me 😕 and I want to do what is best for her.

Any thoughts on the egg thing? Thank you again.

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