We’ve talked a little about the fickleness of Frenchies stomachs before, and while it’s always best to get the opinion of a vet if you’re really worried — we have found a simple solution to the problem.
Lebron started throwing up a yellow bile at night when he was around 1 year old.
He would be fine all day and evening, and then we would randomly wake up to him vomiting in the corner of the room in the middle of the night or super early morning (icky).
BUT he would go back to sleep immediately, didn’t seem to be in any pain and it didn’t seem to phase him too much.
The problem was, that as he was only getting fed once a day (early morning), his tummy was too empty during the middle of the night. And when their tummies are empty, the natural reaction is to vomit up the bile that is sitting in there.
Essentially — he was hungry. It wasn’t that he didn’t get ENOUGH food, it was simply due to bad timing.
Luckily we found a quick and easy solution. Here’s what we did…
- Rather than feed him once a day — we gave him his main portion of raw food in the morning as per usual, around 7am.
- Then we added in a second feeding time — we gave him another scoop of his dry kibble at the time we ate dinner, around 7pm.
- Immediately he stopped throwing up at night
Despite what most information sources say — which is to feed your pup once a day once they’re an adult, Frenchies are best off being fed twice a day.
We still advise seeking out your vet’s advice if you’re Frenchie is sick, but this is a simple solution to try if your fur baby is having the problem described.