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What can I give my dog for bloating and gas

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What can I give my dog for bloating and gas?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Theresa replied 8 years ago.
How old is your dog?

Any vomiting?

Is he eating?

What breed?

What does your dog weigh?

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Age: 11; Male; Breed: Black Labrador retriever


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

How old is your dog? 11 1/2

Any vomiting? no

Is he eating? yes

What Breed? Black Labrador retriever

What does your dog weigh? 80 lbs

Expert:  Theresa replied 8 years ago.
Bloating in a large breed dog especially an older one is very concerning actually and you may want to consider having him evaluated because bloat can be life threatening and is life threatening if the stomach twists.

If you feel that this is not the issue then you can give him 3-4 gas x capsules as a single dose which can be repeated after 6 hours if necessary.

If wretching, restlessness, pacing, increasing larger abdomen or pain occur then please take him to a vet immediately as he may need a stomach tube passed to release the air or possibly surgery if the stomach twists.

If you feel this is a normal condition for him or it is the result of the diet change then the gasx capsules should help.

Please let me know if further assistance is needed.

Thank you

Theresa
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