Congenital Megaesophagus is an unfortunate condition that causes food and liquid to get lodged in the dog’s oesophagus, causing them to regurgitate their food.
Severity can vary from one dog to another and can often depend on their food. For some, regurgitation may happen once every few days whilst for others it may occur daily.
There is no treatment, so prevention is key. Affected dogs should be fed a high calorie diet, in small frequent feedings, to make up for the meals they don’t keep down. Perhaps more importantly, you should utilise the effects of gravity by feeding them upright which will help food travel through the oesophagus.
The biggest issues that come from Congenital Megaesophagus, besides suffocation, are pneumonia and malnutrition but unlike the initial condition, these can be treated.