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I have a scottie that is very bloated. She had seemed to get

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I have a scottie that is very bloated. She had seemed to get better, I fed her pumpkin with her food, she ate a little, had a small bowel movement and now she isn't eating and just lays there. up until yesterday she was at lest moving. Exhusband dropped her off saying was fine. I am strapped for funds and can't afford an ER or local doctor due to every one wants paid at time of service. Is there anything I can do to help her?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
She's getting worse...Please help
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner, Ibbie. I'm concerned that your Scottie's bloating isn't due to gaseous distension of her gastrointestinal tract but, instead, an abdominal effusion (free fluid in her abdominal cavity). I regret that this isn't something you can manage at home. She'll need to have her abdomen X-rayed or ultrasounded to better understand why she's so bloated. I can only encourage your having her attended to by a vet at your earliest convenience. See if local vets offer CareCredit - a revolving credit card used only for vet expenses.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
SORRY COULDN'T WAIT FOR THE EXTENDED TIME WAIT FOR REPLY HAD LEFT TO VETS. HAD I RECEIVED THIS SOONER I MAY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STILL HAVE MY DOG. THANX FOR NOTHING REALLY. I KNOW YOU ALL ARE BUSY, SO I DEFINITELY WILL NOT BE BOTHERING YOU AGAIN. I HAVE REQUESTED NOT TO BE CHARGED FOR ANY OF YOUR SERVICES SINCE I DID NOT GET RESPONSE IN TIME. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.
SINCERLEY
IBOLYA *****
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I HAD TO PUT HER DOWN YESTERDAY MORNING. I ASKED FOR HELP THE 9/30/16. HAD YOU TALKED TO ME SOONER I WOULD HAVE TAKEN HER RIGHT THEN...BUT I IGNORANTLY WAITED . NEVER AGAIN.
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