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Old 01-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Animal Smiley 019 Do Most Yorkie's Have Sensitive Stomachs?

My 2 year old girl, Lola, seems to have an extremely sensitive stomach. She honestly throws up bile (sorry to be gross), pretty often (sometimes more than others). I try hard to keep her from eating grass, but then I heard they eat grass because they have an upset tummy. But then they throw up....it's a lose, lose. So basically, it sounds like you need to cut it off at the source.

I feed her Royal Canin (for sensitive stomachs), and was mixing it with some ID (prescription food for sensitive tummys). It ended up giving her really bad gas, so I got rid of that right away ! Now, I just mix a little fresh turkey/chicken in her dry food.

I try to make sure she doesn't eat of the ground or anything. I just don't know what is going on or how to fix it. I asked the vet, but they didn't give me much insight. The vet said to give her 2mg of pepcid AC everyday. I haven't tried that yet. I met a woman at the park, who said her dog has a sensitive tummy...she said it's common in yorkies. I feel bad for my little one though, and it's RUINING my carpet! Any suggestions?? Does anyone have this problem with their little one?? Thanks so much!! I love having all of you here for my questions!! This a great community!! I'm lucky to be a part of it
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My 2 year old girl, Lola, seems to have an extremely sensitive stomach. She honestly throws up bile (sorry to be gross), pretty often (sometimes more than others). I try hard to keep her from eating grass, but then I heard they eat grass because they have an upset tummy. But then they throw up....it's a lose, lose. So basically, it sounds like you need to cut it off at the source.

I feed her Royal Canin (for sensitive stomachs), and was mixing it with some ID (prescription food for sensitive tummys). It ended up giving her really bad gas, so I got rid of that right away ! Now, I just mix a little fresh turkey/chicken in her dry food.

I try to make sure she doesn't eat of the ground or anything. I just don't know what is going on or how to fix it. I asked the vet, but they didn't give me much insight. The vet said to give her 2mg of pepcid AC everyday. I haven't tried that yet. I met a woman at the park, who said her dog has a sensitive tummy...she said it's common in yorkies. I feel bad for my little one though, and it's RUINING my carpet! Any suggestions?? Does anyone have this problem with their little one?? Thanks so much!! I love having all of you here for my questions!! This a great community!! I'm lucky to be a part of it
I have two 10 weeks old,both with really sensitive stomach they will vomit and scratch a lot.
I think they have allergiee.
you know i`m feeding them royal canin to
maybe the food is causing the problem?
and like you I asked my vet, who just said keep changing foods until they feel better,,
is soooo frustrating
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we were feeding Royal Canine and had the same problem. Went to some holistic food and had hypo almost lost my 3 yr old baby. We are now eating Eukanuba but thinking of Canine Caviar or Blue Buff
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RC can cause itching...I use to feed RC but one of my yorkies itched so bad so I changed their food. I feed now Canidea and so far so good!
I have found quite a few yorkies do have sensitive stomachs and you can feed one type of food for a long time and they "CAN" develop allergies to that certain food. I would try and find a food they can eat. I have always heard it's good to change their food ever so often but make sure it's a very high quality food. I try and stay away from any kind of grains or corn if I have a yorkie with sensitive stomachs. I've even tried RAW and fed for awhile and a couple of my yorkies couldn't handle it...threw up and wouldn't eat it.
If your vet doesn't have any recommendations then I might would try and find another vet...JMO of course

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we were feeding Royal Canine and had the same problem. Went to some holistic food and had hypo almost lost my 3 yr old baby. We are now eating Eukanuba but thinking of Canine Caviar or Blue Buff
i`m affraid to try holistic food because it can be really strong on them... what happen to yours? what food did you tried>? I want to change to wellness or hundchen flocken puppy from solid gold. any bad experience with those?
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i`m affraid to try holistic food because it can be really strong on them... what happen to yours? what food did you tried>? I want to change to wellness or hundchen flocken puppy from solid gold. any bad experience with those?
I hear Wellness is a good food and you can research Merrick and some other good high quality foods.
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i`m affraid to try holistic food because it can be really strong on them... what happen to yours? what food did you tried>? I want to change to wellness or hundchen flocken puppy from solid gold. any bad experience with those?
I really do not remember the brand it was. But Brooklyn is right Wellness is a great food ..thanks I forgot about it.
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When we rescued our lil' male stud he was only 3 lbs @ a year-and-a-half. We tried all kinds of food, but could not get him to eat dog food. He was a picky eater. We finally got him to eat Science Diet, but it bother his allergies. Which also did the same for his mother. Finally last summer I found this web-site Premium Dog Food, Healthy Pet Food and People Products which I have been buying for all the furrbabies. They love it, I just had to change it over gradually to keep from upsetting their tummies. The mother who is 11 yrs is spunkier than ever now and all her allergies have disappeared --- no more allergy shots (YIPPEE). The newest addition who is almost a year-and-a-half has hair that has become soft, which used to feel wirey. As for Cashew, he is all muscle now, you don't see his ribs and weighs approx. 3lbs 14 ozs. and is healthy.

IMO - It is the best thing I have found for these precious little ones. It has to be ordered, but a bag goes a long way, We feed 3 Yorkies a 8 lb bag last us 2 months.

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IM feeding EVO red meat small bites and its pretty packed with 42% protien. I hear its tough on little yorkies digestive systems but I havnt had any problems at all as of yet. I am switching him to Ziwi Peak and Honest kitchen because I hear Raw is much better on their stomachs.
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When we rescued our lil' male stud he was only 3 lbs @ a year-and-a-half. We tried all kinds of food, but could not get him to eat dog food. He was a picky eater. We finally got him to eat Science Diet, but it bother his allergies. Which also did the same for his mother. Finally last summer I found this web-site Premium Dog Food, Healthy Pet Food and People Products which I have been buying for all the furrbabies. They love it, I just had to change it over gradually to keep from upsetting their tummies. The mother who is 11 yrs is spunkier than ever now and all her allergies have disappeared --- no more allergy shots (YIPPEE). The newest addition who is almost a year-and-a-half has hair that has become soft, which used to feel wirey. As for Cashew, he is all muscle now, you don't see his ribs and weighs approx. 3lbs 14 ozs. and is healthy.

IMO - It is the best thing I have found for these precious little ones. It has to be ordered, but a bag goes a long way, We feed 3 Yorkies a 8 lb bag last us 2 months.

Good Luck with your little one.

That sounds like a great idea. I think I will check it out. All the posts are giving me great ideas....WAY more helpful than the vet!! I love this site! I will definitely try changing her food....like you all have said, yorkie's are SO picky, so it can be a difficult challenge finding the right one. I've just realized that what I am feeding her now, is probably not what she needs to be eating. Thanks for everyone's suggestions!!
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Chip has a very sensitive stomach and any new treat or bone I give him, he either throws up or gets diarrhea. I have a pet diarrhea med on hand at all times for him. I've been feeding Nature's Recipe Easy to Digest formula and he's done wonderful on it.
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I have mine on Wellness Core no grain, it's put weight on both my girls, one still need a little more weight but they both like it. Protein 33%
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Thumbs up Same problem..

I had the same problem until I was told by my vet to give her a spoonful of cottage cheese when her tummy was upset...seems to be working.
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My furbaby has a sensitive stomach as well. She's on Solid Gold and has been doing wonderful on it ever since I switched food. I've heard wonderful things on Wellness to. I think if I wasn't using Solid Gold, I'd definitely try Wellness.
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I have 3 Yorkies and Pom Pom is the only one that has a Sensitive Stomach,
I have tried to STOP her from eating things off the ground too! I used to feed them Royal Canin Yorkshire mini-28, they were getting pretty heavy and constantly itching so I switched them to Royal Canin Weight Care 30 for over-weight Dogs and they have Stopped scratching and even lost alot of weight by just switching the Formula not the brand. Pom Pom is 2 1/2 yrs. old and 5 lbs. she is constantly throwing-up Bile too. I think they grow out of it as they get older? My other 2 w/c are older 5 & 4 yrs. old are not Food Sensitive at all, they Love to eat all the time!
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