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My 1 year old lab mix just skipped s first meal ever. He was

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My 1 year old lab mix just skipped his first meal ever. He was on the beach today chomping fish -- I'm worried that his bowel is obstructed. He is passing lots of gas -- hoping that is good. He is also shedding a ton, but it is spring...
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

Any retching, gagging, lip licking, drooling, or vomiting?

Will Louie drink? Can he keep any water down?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Any breathing changes?