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    Hello there I have a sick dog that is throwing up and it is worrying me

    My dog is a miniature sheltie and she just turned 1 in Nov.2008

    we had started feeding her Iams Smart Puppy 1-12 months Pro-heath , and then when she turned 1 years old we got her Mini chunks 1+ years.

    But as of yesterday she has been throwing up this orange stuff, and shes doing it alot today she is gagging and then she sometimes comes up with it... my mom thinks its because of the food, maybe she cant handle the heavy food....idk, and we live in Canada and its been a little cold hear so maybe its cuz she got a cold, when i took her for a walk.. Im not sure all I know is it worrys me

    if anyone has any advise or knows what is happening to her, please help, because this really worrys me

    Thank you-Keegan

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    Did you gradually change her food, by mixing different proportions of old and new over a couple weeks? Sometimes if you just make a sudden diet change it can be tough on the dog. Either way if it keeps up go to the vet, if she can't keep her food or water down then it's definitly scary . Hope everything works out!
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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    yes we added the old and new in..

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    You're feeding her horrible quality food. Shelties don't do well on bad food.

    I live in Canada as well and it's definitely not too cold out for a sheltie unless you're very far up north. My sheltie puppy loves the cold and dogs don't get sick because of the temperature outside. They get sick from a virus or from a bacteria.

    A "miniature sheltie"? There's no such thing. How healthy has this dog been? Maybe there's something wrong other than the food. What does she weigh? How "Miniature" is she?

    I'd definitely head out to the vet if I were you. Dogs don't throw up repeatedly without a good reason. You need to find out what's wrong.

    EDIT: Ingredients in that food:

    http://www.lakesuperiorpets.com/home...9/Default.aspx
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    Whole grain ground corn, soybean meal, meat and bone meal, wheat middlings, poultry fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), digest of poultry, salt, choline chloride, minerals (zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, manganous oxide, mineral oil, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate), vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement).

    HORRIBLE, horrible quality food. Please get her on a better quality food.

    See here for good quality foods: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_f...ndex.php/cat/1
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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    I think she needs a vet visit.

    It could be the IAMS a lot of dogs seem to have problems with it

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    well not miniature but she is the runt of her clan but when we went to the vet he had no prob with Iams.. and well if you think hes wrong with Iams then maybe he will be wrong about my dog also

    we are prob going to wate till tommorow let her relax for tonight and if anything happenes then, then we will take her in

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    Well, if you're interested in doing some reading about dog food, here you go

    If you read these links in the order given below, they will educate you about commercial dog food, what ingredients are good, which are bad and how to choose a good kibble.

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=intro

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index....e=labelinfo101

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index....betterproducts

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index....badingredients

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index....g_food_reviews

    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_f...ndex.php/cat/1

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    thank you I am deff going to look at this.. I really hope my mom is right ... I hope she will be better tommorow, it pains me to see her like this

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    It's always awful to see our "babies" sick. Let us know how she is tomorrow.

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    will do thank you for your help

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    Please let us know how she is tomorrow.

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    see just now, I went upstares and shes laying in her bed and I thought I would rub her ears and her belly a bit, then she started again, and , im sick of her not drinking after her trow up and so i put her food by her bed and shes drinking water now, that makes me feel better

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    You and your Mom may not realize that most vets who sell food make pretty good money on it. Corn causes problems for a lot of dogs. Two of mine can't eat corn.

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    but why all of a sudden she was loving the puppy for 5-12 or w/e and she was fine.. now shes on this chunky stuff and she does this... maybe thats just it since shes so small, it might be she cant hande the big suff

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    No, this new food you're feeding her is really poor quality food. It's even worse than Iam's, if that's possible. You could also be over feeding her, which would make her throw up.

    Really, if you have time, read the dog food project links so you'll understand more about dog food and why the new stuff is probably making her ill. I had no clue when I had my first sheltie and he lived a very short life - I'm still convinced it was because he ate horrible quality food.

    My dogs are on raw, which doesn't suit everyone, of course, but there are some really good quality kibbles out there these days. Do be careful not to overfeed her, though. Shelties CAN be a tad sensitive in the tummy - but so can any dog.

    What you might want to do is feed her cooked hamburger and cooked white rice with a bit of pumpkin (not the pie stuff) for two or three days and see if she calms down and stops throwing up. (After a vet visit, of course, and if there's nothing seriously wrong).

    If you feed her a bland diet of hamburger, rice and pumpkin and she does really well, stops throwing up, etc., then you'll know it's probably the food. Hopefully you can find her a good food to eat that'll sit well with her

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    I said I will, but the fact still stands that she had no prob with the old stuff...

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    A lot of dog food ingredients cause harm over time. How is her breath? How firm are her stools? How soft and silky is her coat without a ton of baths? How is her skin? How clean are her teeth?

    Just because she does "all right" on a food doesn't really mean that she's "thriving" on it.

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    Bottom line: Your dog is sick. You don't know why. You're worried.

    Please call the vet.

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    well good news my dog is just fine now, it was the food we looked at the bag more closely and there it was..."for larger dogs" so thats what it was she couldnot handle the food..

    thank you for all your advisethank you

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    Re: .:My Dog Is Sick:. she is throwing up alot:(

    That is NOT what the problem was. The problem was the food you switched your dog to was horrible garbage. There is no such thing as larger dog food and smaller dog food. That is a marketing gimmick.

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