Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine has created a survey to assess the medical phenomenon referred to as 'the gulpies' within the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier community.
Clinical signs of dogs experiencing the gulpies may include anxiety, spasmodic gagging, retching, gulping of air, excessive swallowing, inappropriate eating, increased salivation, etc.
Owners on forums may associate these fits with gastric reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, and/or protein-losing enteropathy.
If you are unsure if your dog suffers from this condition please watch the video below on our Youtube Channel which depicts common manifestations of this syndrome.
This video is not inclusive, and we urge you to complete the survey if you feel that your dog may have this condition. This survey contains 15 questions.
In order to be as complete as possible, please take this survey when you have access to information regarding your pet's food and medical history. The goal of this survey is to obtain knowledge that may help lead to an understanding of this phenomenon and how veterinarians can best treat it.
Anyone, from any country can take the survey, please don’t worry it only refers to AKC. Towards the end of the survey is a section which asks for contact details, please add your country there.
To go to the Survey - select this link (opens on new page)
The YouTube video can be viewed by selecting this link (opens in new window )