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    The past three nights my dog has been throwing up his dinner. I have changed his food from those meat rolls from the supermarkets to dog mince and chicken necks. I don't think this is whats doing it, i think it is because he doesn't chew the chicken neck. I went to clean up his spew from the patio floor and there was the whole chicken neck intact!!! I'd love to continue giving him chicken necks but not if he keeps doing this, would chicken wings be better? or should i give it a miss altogether and just give him those greenies bones? he chews them. After he threw up tonight i just gave him more dry food, incase he was still hungry from throwing up his food, and he ate them all up straight away.

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    What is the size of your dog?

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    um... lol dont know his measurements, but hes a cattle cross mini foxi, he's sort of a little bigger than a silky terrier maybe

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    Could you try handfeeding the necks one at a time so he doesn't gobble? Is there another dog around that he's worried will eat his food if he doesn't finish it quickly? I know it sounds gross, but do you let him eat the vomit? One of mine eats bones too quickly and when she spews it up I let her eat it so she doesn't go hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthless View Post
    Could you try handfeeding the necks one at a time so he doesn't gobble? Is there another dog around that he's worried will eat his food if he doesn't finish it quickly? I know it sounds gross, but do you let him eat the vomit? One of mine eats bones too quickly and when she spews it up I let her eat it so she doesn't go hungry.
    mine eat their vomit too...they will even share it.....eewwwww....if I am not quick enough picking it up. I guess they think....what belongs to you...belongs to me

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    sometimes it can be due to weather change...really hot to really cold etc etc but only on a very odd occasion - shouldn't be happening regularly

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    Raw meat can make a dog vomit if they are unaccustomed to it. As you said he was on processed food, I'd be switching to a mix of the raw and roll for a short while to see what happens.

    You can cut the chicken necks into smaller pieces too if he is swallowing them whole.

    I do not feed my dogs bones that they can eat becuase they do the same thing but mine also choke on them. I'd rather forgo the risk of choking and give them really large bones that they can only gnaw on and not actuall swallow to clean their teeth.
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    Sounds to me like your dog is gulping down his food and not chewing AT ALL. Hence the chicken neck coming back up intact.

    Changing diets suddenly can give drastic results, as Anne has pointed out above. Do it more gradually. Try cutting up the chicken necks or wings etc into smaller portions. (A good butcher cleaver will do the trick well.)
    Even hand feeding for a couple of days so you can control how quickly he eats the portions until his stomach is used to the new raw diet is a good idea.

    I just don't get why ppl feed both a raw diet and commercial stuff? As you've seen, if it comes up undigested the dog will eat it. Might seem gross to us but is perfectly natural instinct to a dog.

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    Chicken wings are great, you can pop the joint by hand then just cut through the meat. I am accustoming the pups to everything, raw,(chicken, beef, lamb) puppy kibble is on offer 24/7, puppy tins, that supermarket roll stuff, suitable leftovers. This lot will have cast iron stomachs. I monitor their poo, no problems yet and their mother is now also digging up stuff she has stashed over the months for them. My advice is like the others, introduce new stuff slowly with a mix of the old.

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    aw cool, thanks everyone for all the advice. I only gave him a little raw meat tonight and more dry food and no chicken neck and tomorrow i'll go and buy a roll and mix it in with the raw food, i'll also chop the chicken neck into smaller pieces. If i get him a massive bone he'll just go dig it up and it will stay there forever.

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