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    I wondered if anyone here could help?

    I have a 6 month old lab, a few months ago he started having diarrhoea a lot. We took him to the vet who gave him some medication and some vet food for 4 days. After the 4 days we changed his food to Chappie (vets recommendation) he has been fine since finishing the meds about a week ago until today. He has ben sick twice about an hour after eating, the vomit was solid and looked more like a stool than vomit. Now he is very unhappy just lying on the floor not moving or responding to us very lethargic and sad. I will leave him a wile to see if he starts perking up. Do you have any advice? is this a one off occurrence or do you thinkhe should be going to the vet?

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    I would be going to another vet for a 2nd opinion ASAP. That's NOT normal.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks for your reply Garth.

    I contact another vet in my area.

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    Let us know what you find out. That is definately not normal.
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    Hi all

    Just back from the vet. What they think has happened is... There was some chunks of rawhide in is vomit, it may have been sitting in his stomach and when breakfast was piled on top his tummy wasn't too happy. Have to keep an eye on him, he has certainly perk up a lot since being to the vet.

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    Why my dogs don't get rawhide.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Now I know. won't be making that mistake again.

    I have takin him of treats all together now. Probably best to keep it that way I don't think he needs them for training anymore.

    Does anyone here give there dogs treats? What would you give them?

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    What I have available here in the US is probably different than what you have there. I buy very tiny dog bone treats - the toy dog size. Keeps the calories down and they get just as pumped about getting a goodie. I also use Nylabones for chewing - no chance of any blockage with a DURACHEW Nylabone.

    One thing you should do is check packaging to be sure that you don't buy anything made in China as there have been numerous problems with those products and they seem to have very little if any regulation on production of consumer products.

    You can give your Lab lots of natural snacks - like carrots, green beans, apple slices (all good for them). Grapes are raisins are toxic. You can also use the kibble you feed as a treat. Just subtract that amount from what you are feeding at the main meals.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    What I have available here in the US is probably different than what you have there. I buy very tiny dog bone treats - the toy dog size. Keeps the calories down and they get just as pumped about getting a goodie. I also use Nylabones for chewing - no chance of any blockage with a DURACHEW Nylabone.

    One thing you should do is check packaging to be sure that you don't buy anything made in China as there have been numerous problems with those products and they seem to have very little if any regulation on production of consumer products.

    You can give your Lab lots of natural snacks - like carrots, green beans, apple slices (all good for them). Grapes are raisins are toxic. You can also use the kibble you feed as a treat. Just subtract that amount from what you are feeding at the main meals.
    Good info thanks a lot.

    He does love chicken and apple so will stick to those type of things.

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