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    Ever since I started to feed Milo on the raw diet 2 months ago. He has vomitted his raw chicken meal out twice since. The first time was after I played fetch with him after his meal, and the second time was about 5 minutes after he finished eating (didn't play or run). I checked the vomit, and it was still undigested raw chicken. There weren't any foreign suspicious objects in the vomit. The bones were well crushed up and the meat were not in clumps, so he did chew it well before swallowing.

    1st vomit meal: quarter chicken
    2nd vomit meal: whole chicken carcass

    My question is, does chicken have a higher risk of stomach upsets? Is there something wrong with the chicken?

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    NFI

    Some guesses...

    chicken really cold, eats too fast, up chucks.

    definitely no fetch immediately after meal (oops - on my part, my dog often runs around like a looney just after dinner but its more she needs to number 2).

    main cause of my dog vomitting - car sick.

    High fat meals make me feel sick. Could this be a problem.

    Is it human grade food eg bones for making soup stock or pet food?

    There aren't many rules regards meat sold for petfood.

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    All raw meat I buy are from the butchers, so it's human grade food. I don't really know what they put in the pet food..

    I've learnt from the first experience of fetching after dinner.. not doing that again!

    Could be the chicken is really cold... I defrost his meal 2 days before serving, but I serve it right after taking it out of the fridge... Anyone else with experience of this?

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    I know that hot food gets vomited back real quick. I imagine very cold food eaten quickly might have a similar effect.

    Some butchers do sell meat that is not fit for human consumption. But if you never said the stuff was for your dog, then it should be ok for you to make into soup for you. It depends on whether butcher checks or makes assumptions about what you want it for. When I buy mince I never say. Sometimes if I mention having a dog (I try not to), they will mention they have pet food available.

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    I feed mostly raw and feed the defrosted foods almost straight out of the fridge. The canine digestive system is nowhere near as susceptible to bacteria as the human (which is why dogs will bury food and dig it up and happily eat it, well rotted, much much later) so the meat is unlikely to be "off" in that sense.

    In my experience some dogs will regurgitate the meal simply because they have eaten it too fast. I know that you said it was well chewed, but that does not mean it was chewed slowly enough to add sufficient saliva to the meal to make his stomach happy.

    If he ate it again afterwards (gross, but quite normal for dogs) then it would have enough extra saliva second time around to stay down.

    Twice in two months wouldn't worry me, but if it worries you then you can serve the chook frozen - he can't eat a frozen carcass too fast...

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    My standard had a wonderful piece of beef/bone which he kept chewing and throwing up.
    Eventually he stopped.
    Gauging by his energetic approach he enjoyed the process.
    In the end, he shared the 'meal' with his buddy Marley.
    They had a feast. (yuk, double yuk! I stopped watching)

    But I have also started to keep them quiet before feeding, so I don't "reward" a busy dog, and quiet time AFTER feeding, so they have time to digest.
    It all together gets them calmer and calmer.

    Little Marley sometimes throws up when she is nervous.

    I hope that helps. Just keep watching them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaer View Post
    All raw meat I buy are from the butchers, so it's human grade food. I don't really know what they put in the pet food..

    I've learnt from the first experience of fetching after dinner.. not doing that again!

    Could be the chicken is really cold... I defrost his meal 2 days before serving, but I serve it right after taking it out of the fridge... Anyone else with experience of this?

    I learnt to keep them quiet after eating.
    There are no paths, paths are made by walking
    www.rightnowyoga.blogspot.com
    2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.

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