Help! Loud Retching Questions

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  1. SDFrenchie

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    Help! Loud Retching

    Hello, does anyone have any experience with what our 7yr old frenchie is going through?

    About 2 1/2 months ago he got kennel cough and after seeing the vet a couple times he had had been through three different rounds of antibiotics. During this time, after about a month later he started to do something odd. After he finishes eating he started to make these loud vomiting/belching sound (twice), but no food would come out. It’s as if hes got something in his throat and hes being very bocal about clearing it.

    Its now happening after every meal and every night in the middle of the night. It is Very loud. He will just be sound asleep and then do it twice. Weve taken him to the vet a few times since and they've done Xrays and blood tests and said everything looks normal. We’ve tried giving him wet food only, raising the dog bowl, giving him smaller portions, wetting the kibble, slow feeder bowl and it still happens. I have a video but it wont let me attach it to this post with my phone.

    Some may read this and say kennel cough but this seems to be different than before and vet doesn’t think so. The kennel cough symptoms from before this seem to have been taken care of by the antibiotics. At the last vet visit he was given a small steroid and that was the only evening/middle of the night he never made this sound. The vet thought it might be some stomach gas/reflux and hes on day 4 of omeprizol now but it doesn't seem to help. Please help! We’re very concerned.
    Thank you!
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  3. Malka

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    I am sorry I cannot help you but my opinion is that if your vet thinks it might be some stomach gas/reflux after Xrays and blood tests appearing to be normal, I would suggest taking your boy to a different vet for a second opinion and, if necessary, a referral to a veterinary gastroenterologist.
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    Thank you for the reply. I agree with you. Our vet has been so great and knowledgeable (practicing 30 yrs) and she did mention next step if needed would be a specialist. We may get a second opinion and then specialist. Thank you
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    I do hope your boy will be OK - it is horrible when something is not right and you do not know what it is or how to fix it.

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