What could possibly be causing my dog to feel ill?
For the last month or two my 13 month old pit bull mix has seemed to have a rather upset stomach on and off. There have been a few instances where he will go out, eat some grass and attempt to vomit, but nothing comes up. He does this for a few minutes and then goes back to being normal, albeit a bit tired and lazy. He's still eating and drinking normally and in between bouts of yuckiness he's a normal playful puppy. He saw the vet about a month and a half ago and they told us he has some environmental allergies but is otherwise healthy, so I'm wondering what may be causing him to do this. Could his food be making him feel ill? Or could it even be the allergies?
on Aug 18th 2013
in Illness & Disease
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Okay, there are a few things you can do to help. If you are feeding grocery store pet food, it's time to upgrade to a healthier, pet store brand with no by-products, animal digest, artificial colors or preservatives. A good choice for your adult dog would be Nutro MAX in lamb (easier on the stomach). Mix it in slowly with the old food throughoutthe week until its all MAX. Then, ditch the apple mango tango scented laundry detergents, room sprays, floor cleaners, dryer beads etc. because your dog might be allergic to scents. Do not let him out in the grass except on a leash to pee within 48 hours of pesticide spraying. If you live in a complex and don't know when they spray, find out. Get a water fountan to encourage healthy liquid intake, and change flea medicines just in case he is allergic to his. Finally, feed healthy treats such as Nutro crunchy cookies (peanut butter- yum!) instead of overly processed moist treats. ^_^ This is a good starting list!!
Tasha (in memory) answered on 8/28/13. Helpful? / 0