I have a 7 year old westie, Charlie, who is having tummy problems AGAIN. We got him a year ago, do not know a thing about his past life, except his age and name. He is a good tempered, happy little dog, BUT.......
He tends to vomit in the mornings. He has been doing it on and off for quite a while, with two or more vet visits in between to try and solve this problem.
He gets up late, won't eat, goes out into the yard, vomits a small amount of yellow foamy bile, and then won't eat until around 2 to 4 O'clock in the afternoon. After that he is fine, until the next day, when it starts again.
When he eats late at night, SOMETIMES he feels fine in the morning, but not always. He usually eats a small amount three or four times a day, as per one vets advice, to keep the acid from building up in his stomach.
I've been giving him a mild anti acid pill at night, which seems to help (the vet has prescribed them at one point) but I'd like to not have to give him pills at all!
He used to eat Purina Pro Plan, Salmon and Brown Rice, but I heard that Natural Choice with Chicken, Rice and Oatmeal is better for his sensitive stomach, so I am trying that.
Please give advice. I feel like it would be a waste of money to take him to the vet again for the same problem, as he would only do the same things he did before, which only helped for a short time. (He gave him antibiotics, special food, and anti acid pills)
Today he had some mucus and what looked like bloody diarrhea, but that has not happened for 4-5 months, usually very healthy in that respect.