Saturday, August 16, 2008
Icky yellow frothy stuff
I was reading on my buddy Ricky's page that he was having trouble with the "ickly yellow frothy stuff" that he sometimes throws up in the morning. I also had this problem so my mom thought it be useful to share what we found that has helped this. Mom was so worried about me doing this that she took me to see my doggy doctor (sigh....I like her....she always gives me lots of lovin). Anyway she recommended that I take charcoal tablets, but mom had trouble finding those. What she did find was "Old Mother Hubbard" Char-Tar Dog Biscuits (she found them at Petco). She gives me one every night just before bed time and since she has been doing that, I have had no icky yellow frothy stuff mornings. Mom had also been doing some reading up on this and has found it is a common problem in we Shelties. It is also why we like to drink so much water as it helps dilute the acid and at night time when we don't drink (because we are too busy chasing dream bunnies) it builds up in our tummies and come morning, splat.....icky yellow frothy stuff. The charcoal in the cookies actually helps to neutralize and absorb the acid. Mom says I should say that this is what I found helps me and that you may want to check with your own doggy doctor to make sure there is nothing else causing it. I really like my Char-tar cookies as they made with oatmeal, apples, carrots and eggs with the charcoal baked in and they also help to clean my teeth which as you can see in my photo are sparkling white. Mom really likes them too (not to eat) but because it means she doesn't have to clean the icky yellow frothy stuff off the carpet anymore!