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My dogs stomach, 6 yr old male patterdale terrier, similar

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My dogs stomach, 6 yr old male patterdale terrier, similar to jrt fixed, is firm. he haddent evacuated his bowles so I did an abdominal massage which he enjoyed.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the terrier's name?
Customer: sorry, i wasnt done with infor pressed send by mistake
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your terrier?
Customer: he yelps with sudden light contact to abdominal area but when deep massage it seems to offer relief.. After the abdominal massage he had a small bowel movement but it hasn't chnged his stomach tension.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

Hello,
Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is***** am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

How long has it been since he had a bowel movment?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

Is he eating normally?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

He might be constipated and need an enema. Usually constipated dogs will be not eating, and often they will vomit. Other reasons for a firm abdomen are fluid inside the abdomen, an enlarged internal organ such as the spleen or liver or bladder. Is he drinking and urinating normally?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

I have not heard back from you; I hope you saw my responses! Can I help with anything else? How is he doing?