When he gets acid reflux he becomes very anxious - jumps on us and wants to be held. He coughs and gags frequently and he won't settle down. We and his vet think the acid in his esophagus causes discomfort and maybe even nausea. To help him he gets a Famotidine (Pepcid) tablet twice a day and we feed him smalls amounts of low fat food several times a day. The instances aren't all that frequent - December 2016 and just weeks ago on August 13. We think that the incident this past Friday may have been caused by a small piece of twig stuck in his esophagus because when he regurgitated some of his food there was a lot of foam and the twig was in the mix. Luckily when he gets reflux we have a few things we can do to help him: mucositis to coat and soothe his throat, more Famotidine (Pepcid) to cut the acid level, Tramadol to her with pain and Ondansetron for nausea. It's nice to have a protocol when it happens but I would really love to prevent these attacks altogether.Teddy (8 years old) has had what we believe to be acid reflux most of his life. We call them his gulping/gagging episodes. I don't know if it has anything to do with how fast he eats (even though he has a slow feeder bowl), but his episodes will sometime last off and on for a day or two...unfortunately his means to dealing with it is by pulling out and eating his tail fur if we aren't around to stop him.
We will give him a Pepcid to try and help...also rubbing under his chin/neck seems to comfort him, but what usually ends up happening is that he will slowly stop having the panic and gulping episodes and about 2 to 3 days later throw up a big furball. ��
What are Connor's symptoms?
walterj3 Our Dichi is Sam, also from Gambler and Moxie (2007). We picked him up exactly 11 years ago. Hope you can share some pictures.Sorry, Augusto, that it doesn't seem like you're able to connect with any recent Dichi puppy families. I wish I had found this link a number of years ago. We have, correction--had, two Dichi Goldens. Lexus is out of Chance and Breezie (2004) and Allie was from Gambler and Moxie (2007). Allie was one of the ALL GIRLS litter and I often hoped to meet any of her 7 sisters. We lost her recently to a hemangiosarcoma. Super sudden loss. It would also be fun to talk with any of Lexie's 12 siblings' families, too.
(Photo of Lexus at age 12, below)