Wolfworthy - reguritation (aka sick burping)


I have an 8m springador intact female who is bringing up a little water and swallowing it 4-6 times a day.

  • This has only happened since she’s been on Wolfworthy, which we gradually switched her to from Ava medium in December.
  • We usually slow feed her twice a day with puzzles etc. For the past week we’ve given her part of her food in a bowl of warm water, and removed her water bowl for 10-15m to slow down her water drinking.

Our vet has suggested trying different foods before doing further medical investigation and trying a food with more fibre and easy to digest. The brands they’ve suggested are Royal Canin, Hills, Eukanuba & Purina which all score pretty low so I’m not keen to try any of them but am at a loss what food to try next.

Has anyone else’s dog experienced this symptom and successfully treated it by changing their dog’s diet?

Many thanks,

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Hello and welcome to the forum. This is a strange problem and one that I haven’t heard of before. I don’t know why your pup is doing this but it rather sounds as if it might have something to do with stomach distension. Kibble can take a number of hours to break down and be digested. We see this when dogs can vomit some hours after a meal and the kibble is still formed and recognisable.

When you put the kibble into the bowl of warm water are you giving it time to soak? With a high quality food like Wolfworthy it might take a good while to soften properly.

You are right about the quality of the products that your vet has suggested. They are completely different from the food you have chosen. Wolfworthy review is here and the nutritional rating is 92%.

I can’t say whether this problem has anything to do with Wolfworthy but it sounds to me like it is something that might be solved by adjusting the feeding regime. Make sure you are giving the correct amount. Sometimes dogs need a little less of these high protein/high quality foods. You could also consider splitting the food into three smaller meals and soaking the kibble until it is the consistency of wet food. After the meal, make sure your pup rests. With that mix I imagine she is quite a livewire so you may need to insist that she settles down. Teaching puppies to rest should be taught just as much as ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ or anything else.

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