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My dog had acupuncture last week and slid down a half of the

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My dog had acupuncture last week and slid down a half of the stairs in our house she has swelling in her ankles and her stomach feels hard she is eating and drinking normally she doesn't want to walk very far which is understandable my main concern is the stomach feeling hard she is not showing signs of discomfort no excessive drooling she has been sleeping okay eating etc
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Customer: She is 11 years old a Saint Bernard has arthritis and weakness in her rear legs
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.
Good morning, JACustomer. Thanks for your question.Can you tell me more information?1) When did the hard stomach feeling start?2) Are you seeing any changes in her appetite?3) Any excessive panting?4) Any vomiting or diarrhea?5) Has anyone addressed why her ankles are swollen (I ask because it may be related).6) Any history of other problems aside from those within her joints? Thyroid problems? Heart issues? Cancer?7) Has she had x-rays performed on her hips, spine and rear legs?

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