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I have a 7year old female bull mastiff. She has been ...

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I have a 7year old female bull mastiff. She has been spitting up bile often. I took her to the vet 1 1/2 wks ago. He ran blood test to check kidney, it came back fine. He suggested 10mg of otc "pepsid" for 3 days. I did that & she was fine for a day. Then went back to spitting up. Tried "pepsid", pepto-bismol tablets, no help. Yesterday, she didn't eat at all. This morning, she didn't want her breakfast. She weighs apx.130lbs. & I feed her Purina One lamb&rice. I also have her daughter, who eats same food, and hasn't has a problem. I thought about trying the boiled rice&ground meat, but thought that was more for diahrrea(her stool is solid but soft). Thank you for any help you can suggest. I plan to try to take her to a different vet this week. -Gabrielle
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  ask_me replied 9 years ago.


I'm sorry to hear that your girl is having this issue. As kidney problems were ruled out, there are several other things that may be causing this. Inflammatory bowel, GERD (reflux), pancreas problems, structural issues,, and gastric inflammation could all be possible culprits. Seeing a different vet for a second opinion is a good decision. You can see about getting her a prescription dog food for sensitive stomachs (such as Hill's prescription brand) to see if this helps. Be sure to consult with your vets before making any dietary changes though. Boiled chicken and rice can also be offered in small meals spaced throughout the day. Following eating, take care that she does not run or play excessively. I hope she's doing better soon. -Robyn

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thank you robyn and andrea. I don't know if it will help, but about 4weeks ago Witherspoon ate a bunch of cookies & some candy (maybe 3 small chocolate truffles, 3 almond nougat candies-box,foil,and all, and maybe 3 or 4 hershey kisses-white chocolate & peppermint flavored-foil and all. She did not show any symptoms til about 1 1/2 weeks ago. could that one incident have caused all this?