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    Does anybody else have problems with this when their dog is sick. Little Britches ran and played alot this morning. We had over 8 inches of snow and he just couldn't help but go wild. Him and Sandy had a ball, but he paid dearly for it for most of the morning. :-[. He got sick, threw up, and then stretched over and over like he was having cramps. No drooling this time. I ended up giving him 4 gas-x pills, which seemed to help a little.
    Anybody know what the stretching is about? ???

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    I'm beginning to think Little Britches is the only one that does this ???. Can anyone help me on this?
    It's truly often and the vet doesn't know why.

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    DefaultRe: "Excessive" Stretching

    Yeller stretches a lot both during and after a big retrieving session, or a long, long hike. With her, I'm pretty sure she does it because it feels good, much like when humans stretch during work outs.
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    Thanks for your reply. Just wondering, does your dog seem to be in pain when he does this? Mine can't do anything else. He turns his head really funny and is just in a terrible shape for awhile :-[

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    I'd ask your vet, especially if this cycle of vomitting repeats itself.

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    DefaultRe: "Excessive" Stretching

    Quote Originally Posted by tinat1
    Thanks for your reply. Just wondering, does your dog seem to be in pain when he does this? Mine can't do anything else. He turns his head really funny and is just in a terrible shape for awhile :-[
    If that's what's going on, I'd take him to your vet, especially after exercising so they can see what's going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaytris
    I'd ask your vet, especially if this cycle of vomitting repeats itself.
    I second this, definitely talk to your vet, please let us know how it goes.

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    I have had him to the vet over this....2 different ones and they thought it might be bloat. I know it's not because it happens too often. I guess he's just one of a kind :-\

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    I would start making a journal of these episodes - how long after eating they occur, how much activity he is getting before an episode, etc.

    If your vet thinks this is bloat and it keeps recurring, you need to be ultra careful, bloat can be fatal and surgery may be needed - did your vet recommend changing how/when/what he's fed? Or give other suggestions? How old is he?

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    He's 5 yrs. and the vet didn't suggest anything. It's not the best around here . I think he only does it when he runs and gets excited and I know there's no way to stop a lab from this.

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