Re: Vommiting when we leave, separation anxiety?
I just read a bunch of articles on separation anxiety and what to do to try and help your dog. All the solutions were the same but i did not find them helpful, at least not for your case. Many of the articles suggested "practice departures" before actually leaving teh household for long periods of time. This can only be done two days a week for those who work five days out of the week and have to leave their dog alone without getting them use to departure cues. So I don't think that method would work for you. Also many articles suggested crate training... well obviously you have covered that. While this may be a case of separation anxiety since he does not vomit his food at other times, still you want to make sure there is nothing physically wrong with him. Is he throwing up his food? or does it appear to be liquid, is there color to it. What do you feed him?
If that can be ruled out then your left to deal with the separation anxiety. where is the dog exactly while you are getting ready? is he in his crate already? does he experience distress only when he is put in his crate? does he show signs of nervousness before he goes into the crate?
Perhaps feeding him in the evening time will keep him from vomiting his food in the morning. Although there are some things to consider with that. If he truely is vomiting to do stress and he tries to throw up with nothing on his stomach, that can do more harm than good possibly so thats something to think about.
I hope you find a solution soon, good luck
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