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My 5 year old Pitt spits up water --not a lot -- about

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My 5 year old Pitt bull spits up water --not a lot -- about 75 percent of the time she takes a drink. I think it's because she drinks fast, but I've never had a dog that did this. It's been going on for about 2 months or so. What should we do. She basically spits up her drink and then licks if off the floor
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.
Hi, Mark. Does she vomit up food when she eats, as well, or just the water?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.

just water

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.

I will wait for your response

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.
Her vomiting only water does suggest, as you had suspected, that she's drinking liquid too quickly. This, in fact, is not an uncommon concern with bully breed dogs. There are a few ways that this is commonly addressed. First, serve her water as ice and allow her to consume only what she can lap up (aim for a large dish such as a cake pan and not small ice cubes which may cause choking) . Second, you can try a pace-reduction bowl like this one: she does not already have access around the clock to water, increasing the amount of time that she has access tow water may help to slow her pace. If she continues to have problems, you can also soak her food in water and allow her to consume a liquid gruel instead of giving her access to food and water separately. If these issues are persistent, talking to your vet about GI x-rays to be sure that there is nothing exacerbating the problem would be wise, but most of the time we see that this is secondary to behavior and not a medical issue. Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had regarding your companion? If you have other questions, please reply and I’ll help you further.Once you're satisfied with our dialogue, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me. Until this is done, I will not be compensated for helping you today.

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