So, my pup is soiling the blankets every night (or early morning) with vomit and it has me scratching my head. He still shows a TON of interest in food (both meals and treats), seems to be having normal stool twice daily and is otherwise full of energy.
A few weeks ago, he stopped showing interest in food and turtle poop was thought to be the likely culprit. So, at first, I thought it might be that he was getting into more turtle poop.
As I have not had time to get out back and police the yard for turtle droppings, I have been keeping him crated when I am not home. Though, he does wander out of eye sight and, in fact, his breath smelled a little turtle pooey a few days ago, I don't think he has gotten very much of it overall...
...but he continues to vomit.
So, I've searched this forum as well as others and found that dogs, particularly small breeds, can get "hungry" in the middle of the night and the build up of acid causes them to vomit. I am thinking this is likely the case as it has pretty much entirely been something I've noticed the following morning when I let him out outside of a few isolated bile vomiting. Dog Size:
Taste of the Wild (the one with lamb)
Recommended Serving amount: 1/2 - 3/4 cups (0-10lbs dog)
I supplement this with a good number of treats and snacks throughout the day... at least 1/4 cup. Schedule: M-F
Wake-up: 6:30am-7:30am (usually up and waiting to be let out)
Breakfast: 7:00am-8:30am - 1/4 cup
Dinner: 7:30pm-9:00pm - 1/4 cup
Bedtime: 11:00pm-12:00am (usually curled up besides me by 10pm) Sat & Sun
Wake-up: 7:30am-9:00am (usually up and waiting to be let out)
Breakfast: 8:00am-9:00am - 1/4 cup
Dinner: 7:00pm-8:30pm - 1/4 cup
Bedtime: 12:00am-1:30am (usually curled up besides me by 10pm)
(By "wake-up", I refer to when he is let out of his crate. By "bedtime", I refer to when I put him in his crate for the evening.)
Per some of the info I have seen, it is suggested to give the dog a snack before bed time. Is this action advisable?
Or should I bump up to 3/4 cups total, split into 3 feedings - one of which is specifically right before he goes in the kennel?
Or do I switch his access to the food by giving him a bowl and letting him moderate it himself? (Though he snarls down food and would be concerned he would over eat.)