|Barked: Wed Jun 20, '12 10:46am PST |
|Oh yeah, I've mentioned it to the vet loads of times and they've been as unhelpful as ever. Actually, I've asked multiple vets if they had an explanation for it, and each one has shown me their expert training in providing vague, useless answers to questions which won't result in a prescription charge... They've mostly avoided the question and said "If it gets worse, bring him in I guess", which is... obvious.
The whole thing's been going on most of his life, it fluctuates in severity. Some weeks he will hardly spit at all, other weeks it's 3 times a day until I regulate his water intake so intently that I feel like I'm depriving him of hydration, which is no good. I may just be worrying myself about that one, though, as he's never once shown signs of dehydration or exhaustion or any ill effects from this spitty condition. It's just a bit icky for everyone, I think.
Rocky, I've been regulating his water intake for years, but only with vocal commands. He listens really well, backs right off the bowl when I say "That's enough" or "don't drink too much". He doesn't drink excessively fast, or excessively often. There's no warning prior to upchuck, even for him! He's surprised himself multiple times, in fact, haha. He doesn't eat grass, but he'll nibble on it if we're playing outside and he's REALLY riled up! He likes grabbing onto stuff when he gets hyper, like a toy or a ball, and if we're outside he'll try to grab the grass. (: He overall a really healthy dog, though. Active, happy, eats a great food (Orijen), has fantastic eye, ear, skin/coat, & dental health, good stools, etc.
Mika&Kai, gastric reflux sounds likely. It never occurs with food though, I mean unless a spare bite or two comes up with the water, but that's only if he's eaten AND drank too quickly right after. Do you think it is a problem with the structure of his stomach/esophagus?
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