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My 4-year-old Beagle/Brittany has an incredibly sensitive

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My 4-year-old Beagle/Brittany has an incredibly sensitive stomach. She's in an almost constant state of nausea. I've tried about a dozen different types of food in the year that we've had her. Currently, we're feeding Earthborn Holistic White Fish. I had her allergies tested, and we have to avoid: beef, bison, chicken, dairy, shrimp, soy, tuna, corn, rice, molasses, sorghum and wheat. I've gone through all the foods my trainer recomended and am at a loss. I just want Maya to feel better! Can you suggest a food that might work for her? I'm fortunate to be able to afford most any price point. Thank you!!!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.


I am sorry to hear about Maya's stomach being so sensitive. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Is she vomiting, or just not eating well? How does her nausea affect her?

Any diarrhea at all?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi, Rebecca!She doesn't vomit very often, but she gags throughout the day. She definitely has a beagle appetite, although, I joke about her being THE Picky Beagle. :-) She doesn't have diarrhea, but her poops are fairly inconsistent considering her diet. We're diligent about not govinger her people food and she can only have treats that have been pre-approved.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

Gagging may not be from what she is eating. How long has she been gagging? Usually nauseous dogs are not eating, and are vomiting.

Gagging can indication a respiratory problem, inflammation in the throat.

To avoid the foods she is allergic to, you could try a limited protein diet such as venison/sweet potato, or duck/potato. Limited ingredient diets are ones with only one meat and one grain/starch.

You can try Pepcid AC (famotidine; 5 mg per 20 pounds of body weight twice daily) or omeprazole (Prilosec) 10 mg per 20 pounds twice daily for nausea. Let me know what other questions you have

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She won't eat sweet potatoes and pepcid seems to make her worse.Her nausea presents with strong swallowing and lots of licking.Our vet checked her sinuses and throat thoroughly and doesn't see any inflammation.Can you suggest a line of lomited ingredient foods?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

If she can't take Pepcid you might try the Prilosec (omeprazole).

Royal Canin and Natural Balance make lines of limited ingredient foods. Royal Canin diets can only be purchased from a veterinarian or on a website like (they will contact your veterinarian before shipping it). Natural Balance can be found in pet stores.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.
Hi Cecily,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Maya. How is everything going?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

I hope you saw my last response; I have not heard back from you! Was this helpful; did I answer all your questions? How is Maya doing today?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

I hope Maya is doing better and that my suggestions were helpful.

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