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My golden is throwing his food up

Ok so he's about 4 and he's been in taste of the wild pacific stream for like a year now. His dog food ran out so I picked him up another bag about one or two weeks ago. Well 3 days ago there was throw up on the ground when I got home. No biggie it happens sometimes. Last night I woke up at 3 am to him throwing up again. Now I'm concerned. I fed him this morning but he didn't eat it. but tonight my girlfriend fed him and she said he ate half of it and then threw it up 20 minutes later. In between these couple of days his stool has either been half runny, or he seemed kind of constipated. I'm concerned, I feel like it could be his bag of food and maybe it's a bad batch but he was eating it for a week or so without problems.

He's on prednisone cause of chronic skin problems he takes a low dose every other day and he's been on that for like a month or 2. He'll be on that for life probably, I don't think that is causing it...?

What does this mean? My girlfriend is gonna give him some cooked white rce to see if that stays down and possibly that'll point us to the dog food? He drank a big bowl of water so at least he's drinking.
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I would be concerned that these may be symptoms of a blockage, among other things I'm sure, but that's what I thought of first. There could be something wrong with the new bag of food as well.

See how he does on the chicken and rice but if he becomes lethargic and loses his appetite (and it sounds like he is), I would take him to the vet right away. Let his stomach rest and don't feed for at least 12 hours after vomiting.

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Like Molly's mom above, my first thought was a blockage or partial blockage. I would have thought he would have had gastro symptoms soon after beginning to eat the new bag of food, if it was that which was causing the problem. Either way, I would think a visit to the vet, as gastro may require antibiotics to put right, & definitely need a vet to check out if there is a blockage. Hope all goes well for you & for your dog.
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Apparently I looked online and there's been a recall on taste of the wild dog food cause of salmonella
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I see a recall involving Taste of the Wild dating back to May 2012. For product manufactured Dec 2011 to April 2012. Product for Washington State was not mentioned. Check your bag for those dates. However, if you purchased recently, doubtful if the recall is the problem.

Vet visit would be a good idea.
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Yea I know I saw that too. I just looked at my bag to be sure. It's not contaminated. He ended up eating a lot of white rice and bacon bits. And he seemed to be feeling better. I won't feed him for a Few meals.
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If he continues to vomit I think you need to get him to the vet, like the others mentioned.
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Prednisone is very hard on stomachs - there may be an issue with that. I never, ever give it on an empty stomach. I would give the vet a call Monday morning, but if he seems worse, take him in.

For vomiting and/or diarrhea, my vet alwasy recommends nothing by mouth for 12 hours. Then we go back to water and a low residue diet for a couple of days, before slowly adding regular dog food in. If your dog is allergic to any of these ingredients, then don't use it.

Diet for Vomiting or Diarrhea – Low Residue
1 pound hamburger; boiled, drained
1 cup uncooked rice; cooked
2 whole eggs, hard boiled, shelled
2 tablespoons karo syrup, light
After vomiting stops, may start on water and ice as tolerated.
Give oral meds as ordered.
May substitute skinless chicken for hamburger. Shred meat/chicken. It is critical to drain the fat off, so boiling the meat is recommended.
Cook the rice according to directions on the box. One cup of uncooked rice will make approximately 3 cups cooked rice.
Mix all the prepared ingredients and refrigerate. Warm before feeding.
We start off slowly, with a cup of the mixture, wait 2 hours and feed 2 cups. The goal is 2 cups, three times a day.

If this doesn't work, or your dog seems worse, call the vet. My dogs love this food. Bennett managed to keep this down, even with a blockage.
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