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

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Bless him, I think these are what Chester has, he had a very bad one the other evening too. He's on permanent antacids but they still occur. We are looking at him having an endoscopy, we can't tell if it's his tummy per se or if it's his nose and there's excessive drainage down the back of his throat into his tum which makes him nauseous. He constantly yawns too.
Love and pats to Barnaby x
 

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Tiny had what sounds like the same thing, but my vet felt it was more of a throat spasm than an acid problem. She would get frantic to eat grass (or artificial grass!) or weeds or anything she could get. It happened her whole life, would seem to happen several times over the course of a couple of weeks, and then not again for a couple of months.
What helped her was giving her something to eat, like a handful of kibble or treats, and massaging her throat.
Poor Barnaby. It's hard to watch them go through something like that.
 

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Just seeing this now. How is your sweet Barnaby now? It IS so hard to watch something like this - you just want to help. I know having you there would have been comforting to him.
 

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Thanks everyone, Barnaby is much better today. He slept well and did the happy dance when I got back today. I just feel sorry for him when this happens, I wish they could tell us what's wrong!
 

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Next time that happens, please try giving him a few dry cookies and see if it helps him??
 

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This happened to my Autumn as well. It was usually in the middle of the night, although towards the end it would happen in the daytime. I started giving her famotidine 20mg twice a day and it seemed to help. I feel for you as it gets them quite frantic. As long as I was there to take her out, grass helped ( I kept grass in the fridge!!) but I also gave her chicken broth and pepto or a half cup of pumpkin or a handful of kibble and she would go back to sleep. In hindsight I now know that all those things she chewed up (cardboard- books, boxes etc) were probably during one of her episodes. She would even pull the toilet paper roll out leaving the paper intact and chew up the cardboard! Maybe you should get her stomach xrayed just to rule out anything going on in her abdomen. I never did but wish I had. I have to say though I saw a lot of early morning shooting stars waiting for her to get her fill of grass. Best of luck to you with this and hugs to Barnaby.
 

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Next time that happens, please try giving him a few dry cookies and see if it helps him??
Thanks Barb I will do that next time it happens. I gave him dry bread a couple of times in the past, which helped on one occasion. Thanks for the advice its really appreciated.
 
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