dog is running in a circle & panting like he needs to go out?
Hello - I am Dr. Matt - I would be glad to help you with your question.Is your dog vomiting?Is he able to urinate and defecate normally?How old is he?What type of dog is he?Is he eating and drinking normally?
not vomiting - has been urinating & defecating normally today.
he is 8 yrs old - shiz zu/laso apso mix - ate & drank normally all day - just started this about 1 hr ago - was on bed next to me- got up & started to pace like he needed to go out
Is he having any labored breathing?Is he able to lay down at all?Does he seem uncomfortable when you squeeze his belly or push on his back?
no labored breathing - he's laying down no problem - squeezed belly & pushed on back - no sign of discomfort or pain - could it be upset stomach - gave him some roast beef today.. maybe too old? Bought Wednesday
Thanks for the additional information.I am glad to hear that he does not seem uncomfortable when he belly is squeezed or his back is pushed though sometimes they can hide pain fairly well unless the exact spot is found. Therefore I do not want to completely rule out some discomfort in these areas. An upset stomach is very possible at this point. Panting and pacing around is definitely an indication of something in his abdomen or joints/spine bothering him. Here are some of the other common disorders that could cause his symptoms:- Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas (most dogs will vomit though not always)- A kidney infection- Liver or gall bladder disease- A urinary bladder infection or a urinary bladder stone- IVDD or intervertebral disc disease which is a bulging disc in the spine that causes dogs discomfortAt this time an upset stomach from eating something different could definitely be causing his symptoms. You can give some pepcid AC to help with the stomach discomfort. This is very safe and virtually has no side effects. I would give him 5 mg for every 25 pounds of Weight every 24 hours. This medication usually comes in 10 mg per tablet. You can get this medication from a local drug or grocery store over the counter.If he does seem to keep getting up an you are concerned that he may be experiencing some pain you could also give him some over the counter aspirin for discomfort. The dose in dogs is about 5 mg per pound every 12 hours. This is relatively safe in dogs though occasionally a dog will get an upset stomach. IF he does vomit or has any diarrhea I would recommend not giving or stopping the aspirin.Overall I do think that if he is resting now you could continue to monitor him overnight, but if he starts to have any trouble breathing, starts to vomit quite a bit, or acts incredibly painful I would consider taking him to a vet tonight.Hope this helps -please feel free to reply if you have any other questions. If you are satisfied with my answer please do not hesitate to click on the "great service" button as this will compensate me for my time. Thank you in advance!
DVM - 10 years experience in canine medicine and surgery.
Hi,I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?Dr. Matt