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Second opinion] hello! I currently have a French Bulldog who is 3 and a half months old. About 2-3 weeks ago she began to almost spit up like a baby. Nothing comes out because she swallows and starts licking. About 2-3 times, pretty spread apart she has actually had an episode of vomiting/spitting up a clear, slightly fo***** *****quid. No real rhyme of reason why. She has been eating, sleeping, playing, and going to the bathroom normally. Took her to the vet and they suggested getting her to eat slower and possibly changing her food. I am just trying to get another opinion to figure out what is wrong with her.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

She hasnt been to a dog park, kennel, etc. She has had her canine influenza and parvo shot. And her first round of heartworm and flea and tick medicine.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Frenchie. I reviewed your previous conversation. It's important to recognize that her breed is over-represented with a condition called chronic hypertrophic pyloric gastropathy or pyloric stenosis which describes the narrowing of the pyloric canal (where ingesta exits the stomach) due to an overgrowth of muscles of the region. The exact cause of the disease is still unknown but it has been found to be congenital (existing at birth) in bulldogs. The severity of symptoms directly correlates to the extent of the pyloric canal's narrowing; these include chronic, intermittent vomiting (often several hours after eating), inappetence, and weight loss. Vomiting may contain undigested or partially digested food, and does not settle with the administration of drugs. The diagnosis is usually made by X-rays + barium swallow although fluoroscopy might be needed for confirmation.

If adjustment of diet isn't helpful, please feel free to share our conversation with your vet. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish. I need to leave my computer for much of the day but I promise to reply as soon as I return if need be.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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