Q. Why is my french bulldog regurgitating his food frequently?

A. Determine if he is vomiting or regurgitating. Differentiating between the two can help your vet reach a diagnosis. Vomiting is an active process while regurgitation is not. When a dog vomits, you will see the stomach working and contracting, the back may be hunched and the neck extended as the food is forcefully ejected. Food that is regurgitated simply spills or flows from the esophagus when your dog lowers its head. An exam and xrays may be helpful in the diagnosis of conditions such as megaesophagus or even a foreign object in the stomach. Bloodwork may show metabolic disease or even pancreatits. You can try feeding a bland diet in small, frequent amounts. Elevate the bowl. If he still brings up his food afterwards, schedule an exam with your veterinarian.

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