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Interesting. Do you feel that he's ever vomiting? Is he drinking normally? Has your vet ever seen him for this or seen these events?
Did your vet see the specific event(s)? The reason I ask this is that being able to see what he's doing may be very critical here in determining what is going on. The best thing that I can recommend is videoing a few of these events so you can take that specifically to your vet for them to view it. Could he be doing this as he's not chewing things as well as he should or having things caught in his teeth that he's trying to get out? Could there be a primary dental issue? This could still be an acid reflux situation and maybe a different medication for it may be tried to see if it helps. Some may respond better to another medication to help with it. Could there be a motility issue with his esophagus? This is something that may be pursued with some x-rays to look at his chest and the area of the esophagus.
Getting some good videos of this would be again the best thing to do. If it is happening that regularly at that time, then you can be ready to capture that for them to see it. This is something that will help them to make the next recommendation. That is good that the previous x-rays didn't show anything, but they may have been more of his abdomen and not his chest.