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After supper in the evenings he pants a lot : he's an

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after supper in the evenings he pants a lot
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: he's an english bulldog about 7-9 years old
JA: Where does the English bulldog seem to hurt?
Customer: imaybe his stomach. but he''s done this for as long as i can remember
JA: OK. What is the English bulldog's name?
Customer: Hoover
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Hoover?
Customer: his food is the same as always boiled chicken. nothing different
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Customer: Sometimes if i give him a bath he goes to sleep aqnd is down for th enight
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

So sorry Hoover has this behavior after meals. I can definitely give you some thoughts to try but if this is unsuccessful you may want to videotape an episode to have your veterinarian review it for further feedback

- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours about 15 minutes before meals
- More frequent smaller meals with elevated food and water bowls (less swallowing of air in a short nosed breed when eating off the ground)
- Add water to the meals to aid in digestion
- If able a 10-15 minute walk about 15-30 minutes after meals. Not running around but simple leash walks to aid in emptying of the stomach and reducing buildup of gas in the stomach as well

I have had a few patients that this has been quite successful with and has resolved the symptoms you mentioned. If there is no change you may want to ask your veterinarian for a dose of simethicone (gas-x) for him as well

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

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