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My bulldogs tummy is hard and he is breathing heavy, we did

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Hi my bulldogs tummy is hard and he is breathing heavy, we did have storms last night but I'm not sure what to do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. How old is tummy?
Customer: he is 8 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about tummy?
Customer: he us an English bulldog
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Since you noted that he is breathing heavy, can you take a breathing rate (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?

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

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

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?