6 month old throws up after eating

I have searched different threads and seen different answers to various problems to Sheepies throwing up their food. All seem a tad bid different than our Maggie. She will be 7 months old November 4 and will not eat anything at all in the morning. She is starving by late afternoon and it was recommended to us that we add some moist food to her dry food. We were feeding her two scoops twice daily, but since she was not eating her morning feed, we added a complete can of moist food to two scoops of the dry and she went to town on it the first couple of times. We did not let her have water right away because I read somewhere that this could be a problem with OES, so we made her eat first and then gave her water. Now she eats like she is literally starved to death and no less than five minutes later, hacks it right back up :( What is the problem? This doesn't happen every time, but most times. Her bowl is NOT elevated, so that is not the problem. I have even split this meal up into two and that is not the problem, so I have totally exhausted all efforts. We are taking her to the Vet Friday to be fixed, so I guess he may have the answer, but until then, I thought maybe one of you might have experienced something similar.
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Is she drinking? and going to bathroom ok? How about feeding by hand a little bit and see if she throws up. Maybe eating to much to fast making her throw up my pup was doing that got him to slow down and he was ok.
Oh trust me :D - she has no problem with potty time!! I cannot imagine her eating out of my hand though. The only thing she takes out of my hand is her breath treats or biscuits, which she gets about 3 of a day. She is a pacer - will hardly stay still. My husband and I both work out of home and she follows both of us everywhere we go :roll: to the point of aggrivation sometimes. Don't get me wrong, we absolutely love her to pieces, but don't they ever just lay down and chill? Maybe she is an ADHD OES? Is that possible? You can tell I am grasping at straws here!!
I think I would try skipping the canned (incase it is too rich for her) and divide the dry into three meals to be given in the afternoon and evening. Her stomach may not be physically large enough to hold all of that food at once.

Try giving her a couple of pieces of kibble in the morning, not a meal, but just a small something on her stomach. Or offer a couple of bites of the wet then, if you like. My girls often skip breakfast, but vomit later if they don't have a bite or two.
I think it has been suggested around here a couple of times to maybe try to slow her eating down by putting an object into the dish so that she has to eat around it. What has been suggested previously? A tennis ball? A large can? I forget. Maybe someone can jump in.
I guess I'd be concerned about bloat and a dog that's eating so fast and furious. Is she underweight? This might help you to tell...
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm ... icleid=661

You might try this bowl... http://www.brake-fast.net

We were feeding her two scoops twice daily

What is the amount of food in cups or half cups that you're feeding? My 61 pound, 3 year old OES gets about 2 1/2 cups per day as does my 48 pound 3 year old special needs OES. Same amount of food for two different size dogs but different activity levels. My other two OES's are 4 years old and 63 and 64 pounds each... they get a little less than 2 cups per day. (We feed Eagle Pack Holistic Select dry 403 kcal/cup.) So food needs to be balanced according to age and the activity level.

There's sometimes a delicate balance between feeding too much at a feeding and a dog refusing the next meal... and a dog throwing up or having loose stools. Our special needs pup arrived very skinny due to a cleft palate... in order to get the weight on her, we tried free-feeding but she would simply pick throughout the day. We then then tried giving her big meals but there were times that she would refuse to eat so we had to back off to a closer to normal level with treats in between.

so I have totally exhausted all efforts.

If your girl is underweight, I'd make an appointment with the vet to make sure nothing else is going on like megaesophagus or something similar. (I've heard of this in older dogs.. not sure what age it starts).
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm ... icleid=848
Just some additional thoughts...

My husband and I both work out of home and she follows both of us everywhere we go Rolling Eyes to the point of aggrivation sometimes. Don't get me wrong, we absolutely love her to pieces, but don't they ever just lay down and chill? Maybe she is an ADHD OES? Is that possible? You can tell I am grasping at straws here!!

What comes to mind is the beginning of separation anxiety. I've got a rescue that follows us from room to room too. She arrived at 10 1/2 months of age with severe separation anxiety... we couldn't even close a door between us or she'd become destructive or poop/pee in the house. http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1502

Try to encourage separation and times alone but in a positive way. It will help her to grow up to be a more stable adult. As for the pacing, sometimes exercising a dog will burn off that extra energy (but observe the bloat recommendations by not doing it before/after a meal... ours wait an hour before they can play).

Try behavior modification first. If after a few months this hasn't worked, talk to your vet about this behavior... medications can take the edge off. I wonder if this nervousness might have something to do with her vomiting?
OES do follow you around, Sami at my feet now, if I go to kitchen she will be there, room to room you think she would get tried following me. Blue now he does not do it. Maybe late evenings when we are getting ready for bed. But he wants his bedtime treat pee break and off to the bathroom to bed.
I think I read in a thread on here about OES bloating that puppies should have dry food with some moist mixed in so it will prevent the bloating. I printed out the article and that is when my husband and I decided to purchase the moist food. Did I dream that? The amount of dry food we feed her is roughly two scoops a day which amounts to about four cups - which she comes nowhere close to eating. She is VERY active and we take her on three pretty long walks a day to exercise her. I don't think she is underweight - she weighs 53 pounds and will be seven months on November 4. As far as separation anxiety - she was the last of the litter and the owners held onto her for some odd reason. They still have the mother and father, but let all of the puppies go. They said this was the hardest one to let go but yet they did not name her - strange, isn't it? :?:
I have a 6 month old and she would gulp her food down. So I got her a not gulp bowl. That made the throwing up not so bad. Then I started to kennel her after I feed her and that would help also. Well, tonight she threw up 3-4 times. So I just ended up putting her to bed. Good Luck with you dog. :)
There's a reason puppies are given mini meals.....their tummies and tubes aren't well developed. Moistening their food with any enticement......chicken stock, cottage cheese, kefir....whatever works will help them. Years ago recommendations were to feed 3x a day until 6 months.

If your pup vomits, skip a meal. Then try again with just a wee bit of food, maybe 1/4 cup at most. If that stays down you can give more in a couple of hours.

Over feeding is a problem and will cause vomiting.....good thing or else the stomach may rupture. Don't go by the printed stuff on the kibble bag. Go for what is right for your dog. Learn to recognize too skinny, too fat.

Putting an obstruction in the bowl, as Ron said, will also slow them down, making them work for those kibbles. Rest after eating, time for a chew toy.....after the trip outside to pee.
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