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I gave my dog a ham bone with the intentions of taking it

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I gave my dog a ham bone with the intentions of taking it from her within a couple minutes, within that time she managed to chew and eat quite a bit of it. I took it from her and then noticed that she looks almost pregnant. her underside is very heavy and not much give like there used to be. Almost appears as she gained about 10 pounds. Should I be worried about it or see what she looks like in the morning. Also, at what point should I worry.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with 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 wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

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

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

If you press on her belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Any straining to pass stool or changes to her breathing?