Getting sick

My Basenji has been getting sick after he drinks water. Just started a couple of weeks ago. He is now a year old. I will be taking him in for his update shots in less than a month and will ask the vet. He seems to act fine afterwards and is very hyper. I just know this is not normal. Sometimes it is just water and if he has just ate it is also his food that comes up. I have been keeping just enough water in his bowl for a couple of drinks at a time and seem to help a little.

Has he been keeping any food or water down? I would be concerned about some kind of intestinal blockage… Lenny got into some stuff he shouldn't have but it took a few months before it resulted in an actual blockage. Apparently it was just sitting in his stomach for a while and then when it started to make its way into his small intestine, THATS when he started throwing up.

@Tayda_Lenny:

Has he been keeping any food or water down? I would be concerned about some kind of intestinal blockage… Lenny got into some stuff he shouldn't have but it took a few months before it resulted in an actual blockage. Apparently it was just sitting in his stomach for a while and then when it started to make its way into his small intestine, THATS when he started throwing up.

And that is what happened with Kristii years ago also….

Yes….he does keep food down...he will just eat again. It is only when he sits and drinks quite a bit of water...? when I see him drinking, I make him stop after a few licks and he seems to do okay. For some reason he will sit and drink the whole bowl?

@Zandersmom:

Yes….he does keep food down...he will just eat again. It is only when he sits and drinks quite a bit of water...? when I see him drinking, I make him stop after a few licks and he seems to do okay. For some reason he will sit and drink the whole bowl?

You could try ice cubes in lieu of the bowl of water. That will slow him down. We put food in the water so they don't eat so fast as well. That may help too.

I know some breeds have raised water/food bowls so the dogs are "level" when they eat.
Don't know if this will help here, but its worth a try.

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