Friday, January 7, 2011

Advice on Jackal's tummy.

One of my turkey hens got out of her pen somehow and someone ran over her on the road. :( She was our friendliest hen and came to greet us every single morning. I can't believe she's dead! This is one of the reasons I really dislike living near a city by a busy road. I want to move back out into the middle of nowhere so that if an animal escapes it just wanders around the barnyard until you put it back up again. Sigh.

Sorry for ranting. I shouldn't write when I'm upset, but I did want to ask your advice on something. Jackal has been vomiting yellow bile off and on during the night for the last couple of weeks. He used to do this as a puppy and it's because he's going too long between meals. I'm feeding my dogs a raw diet and normally I just feed them once in the morning. So I'm thinking of splitting their breakfast into two meals and I also need to find a snack for late at night. So can anyone recommend a healthy, but fairly inexpensive snack for at night before bed? It can't be too calorie dense because he gains weight like there's no tomorrow (darn Beagle genes lol). It doesn't have to be raw, in fast I would prefer it's not just for ease of handling right before bed. I've tried canned pumpkin and it's a fight to get him to eat it. It doesn't like it at all. I would use a spoonful of peanut butter, but it gives him awful gas. I also tried cooking white rice, but it doesn't seem to be enough to help. Thank you for your suggestions.


  1. If he was a cat, I would say he has acid belly and to give him some Pepcid AC once a day. You might want to look up to see if it is safe for dogs and what the dosage should be.

    It worked for one of my cats, and it worked for my sister's cat, too. She only had to do it for a short term. My cat had kidney disease, and I think she may have had an ulcer. I gave it to her for 6 months, then she refused to take the pill, I quit and the vomiting didn't come back.

    It is over-the-counter at the drug store, and there is generic versions.

    I'm sorry about your turkey. That is such a shame.

  2. Aw poor baby. Mason this summer was puking randomly and turned out he had 'travelor's tummy' and a round of antibiotics fixed him up.
    If it's not that, maybe try canned green beans (ask vet if ok but I know people who feed that to their heavy dogs) or split meals in two feedings?
    Mason loves steamed butternut squash but I've only given a couple of spoonfuls to him when I make it for not sure about a feeding of it...but he loved it and doesn't like canned pumpkin either.
    Good luck! :)

  3. yogurt? Lance used to throw up bile at night but thankfully outgrew it or something. We did switch to feeding him just 1hr later (we already fed x2/day). Vito occasionally does it before dinner.

  4. I'm sorry about your turkey :(
    I'm not sure what to do about Jackal. Maybe your vet will have some advice?

  5. I've been reading your blog for awhile, just never commented before! :)
    Anyway, I would feed at least twice a lab goes through this ALL the time, and it's usually related to hunger etc. I too feed raw, and I find a couple meals a day is better. You could try a bit of yogurt before bed? I give all 3 of my dogs that with their breakfast and they love it. (just plain). Or if you want a grain, other than rice (I don't feed any grains, to be honest!), you could try a bit of oatmeal porridge.

    Hope this helps!!

    Jen and the Blak Dog Crew


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