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Since 3am yesterdy the 3rd, my Shih Tzu, Molly has had

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Since 3am yesterdy the 3rd, my Shih Tzu, Molly has had severe pain. She will lay down and a few seconds later run a short distance and lay down again. Also come to me for comfort. I haven't been able to figure out where yet. But her belly is harder than usual and I think it might be constipation. She usually has dry ones . very dry ones. This am she seems to be more comfortable but will still do the short run to change positions. I do think it is constipation. What could I do to help this? "She has eaten for the 2 days prev.
Also felt she had a temp last night because her eyes were red and her ears were very warm. I place a damp cold cloth on her ears and head for as long as she would let me.
Today my vet is dealing w/emergencies and was told I could take her to Cornell. right over an hour long away and I am 73 and have no idea where to go, or wait til tomorrow. Also she is 10yrs and 4 mth old.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is she walking any different?

2- Any vomiting?

3- How long has it been since she had a bowel movement?

4- How much does she weigh?

5- Any pre existing medical conditions?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
walking same, wags tail for today looks better---no vomiting---I have 2 shih tzu's so it is impossible to tell But did find 2 of them on paper and 1 on another so my guess is she did some
12 lbs
she has had trouble w/gas problems in past
this am she did fart which I don't usually hear but did this time
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

1- Is she eating and drinking?

2- Can you describe the symptoms that she is showing?

3- Can you see if her gums are pink or pale?

4- Can you take her rectal temperature?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
noises usually when in distress but not this time
how much more for phone
her eyes look better today
what can I do to relieve her now or maybe just let her go
food of some sort that would help?
I have coconut oil if that might help
she is resting more calmly today, more like sleeping
my gut says she is better
that was wet food she has had
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry, I can not make a live call at this moment. But, I am glad to stay with you on this thread. Or, I can opt out so another expert could help you. Please let me know.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I am leaving now, I do not expect to be charged as you have not helped at all
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Friend, I was getting information from you so that I can understand better what is going on and make some suggestions. But, if you don't want to continue I understand.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Any questions about charges please contact customer service. I don't deal with charges issues.