I've been a longtime reader of this Forum, and I can't tell you how much it's helped me with raising my best friend: my sweet bullie that's now over 10 years old. In reading the Forum, I've gained information on what may be going on with him, but I just felt the need to share this with people that can relate. I've been very lucky with my bullie's health for all of these years. But in recent months, he's begun showing signs of gastric or digestive issues that he's never experienced before. It started with an ear infection about six weeks ago. The Vet has actively tried different meds, none of which has completely cleared it up, and now is going to do the culture/lab work for a more exact diagnosis. In recent weeks, he's had episodes of excessive salivation and slight bloating (not large/dangerous bloating) starting almost immediately after he eats. It doesn't happen every day, but has happened a few times in the past six weeks. When he starts salivating, it doesn't typically stop for hours. He also licks his feet, and often licks the air, especially after he eats. Since it doesn't happen every day, the Vet hasn't been overly concerned so far. But I'm starting to highly suspect that he's got a serious food allergy or gastric reflux, or all related together. Seems odd that he would suddenly start such a reaction to the food he has eaten for over 10 years, but I know it happens. After another salivating episode this morning, he's spending the day at the Vet. I'm nervous about what they may tell me when I pick him up. I just want him to always feel comfortable and happy, especially in his difficult senior years. Thanks for letting me ramble and I'll post updates.