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Barnaby, The Special Senior Years

My poor old boy had one of his swallowing incidents last night. DH and I took turns taking him out, where he ate LOADS of grass. This happens roughly every three weeks or so, I have spoken to the vet about it and he just said to carry on with the antacids. Barnaby seems more comfortable and ate a light meal and is sleeping now. I feel really sorry for him as he gets really frantic when this happens. Paws crossed he will be ok for another couple of weeks, of course I worry every time it happens!


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I'm so sorry, hope he continues to do well.
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Poor boy! I hope he feels better.

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Poor little guy. I wonder if you kept him on the antacids all the time, if you could avoid these episodes ???



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I was very upset to see this thread; thoughts, prayers and hugs for all! Feel better quick sweet sugar face!


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Poor little guy. I wonder if you kept him on the antacids all the time, if you could avoid these episodes ???

I was wondering that too, Clyde took pepcid twice daily to keep his tummy in check.


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Poor little guy. I wonder if you kept him on the antacids all the time, if you could avoid these episodes ???
That's interesting as I asked the vet the same thing. He said that he didn't see the need as he wasn't in discomfort all the time. I am going against his advice on this one and give them to him daily. If it doesn't work fair enough, but we shall try.


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Is it only after eating grass?

Poor boy. Rub his belly for me and sniff his butt for Cuddy


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Hugs and good vibes sent over to sweet Barnaby, feel better baby!


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Just reading this. Aw, poor Mr. Barnaby. I hope he feels better today already.

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