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My dogs belly is really hard

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My dogs belly is really hard
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

HI this is DRB are you available for chat?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Is your dog eating? Is there any vomiting or any other signs besides a hard belly?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
A little vomiting 2 hours ago. Now he's just very docile.
Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Is there any panting or distress of any kind?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
A little gagging right after he threw up. My wife just gave him a treat and he ate it.
Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Ok, good. A hard belly can indicate pain in the tummy but if he ate a treat that is a very good sign.

Have you given him any table food or anything outside his normal diet today?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No. We rarely do.
Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Good. How is his attitude? Is he in a good mood?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Seems ok. Just quiet for a 3 year old.
Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Ok, well I think you are going to be ok based on our conversation. If there is any more vomiting tonight or an attitude change for the worse or if he starts panting and drooling then you should take him in to an ER. Otherwise probably ok to watch him tonight.

Can I answer any other concerns or questions for you?

Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Can I answer any other questions for you?

Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Are you there?

Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Ok, well since I am getting no response from you I am going to opt out of this question. Another expert can help you. Sincerely, DRB