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What breed of dog do you have?
Age of dog?
Has the dog been trying to eat items like grass?
Any vomiting attempts?
Licking the air?
Drinking a lot of water?
Anything else unusual?
Thank-you! I am very concerned about Bloat in your Dog. Pit Bulls have a broad chest and are on the list as a good candidate for this problem. This is a link that talks about Bloat: http://www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm Bloat if not addressed immediately can kill a dog. The hunched up appearance and the fact he went down so quickly after eating, is sending up red flags. Please get him into the ER asap. I like to err on the side of caution in this situation. He may not be showing sign and I cannot examine him. A hands on exam I feel is warranted. If you need an ER Please supply a State and Zip code.
I am very concerned the two times we see this behavior is Blot or a back injury. Was he running today or jumping where he could hurt his back? A back injury could also cause this type of a problem. Please listen to the abdome for somach sounds to be sure you do hear them. If absent then it still could be bloat. I would like to rule that out. Could you also run your hand down the spine and see if he flinches. I will stand by.
The stomach sounds you heard was a blessing, because absence would have meant bloat. So now we need to look at a possible back injury. hip or leg injury. He is showing pain, but we cannot locate it. If he gets worse tonight, the an ER Vet will be needed. I suggest crating him and minimizing his activity, to help keep him quiet. You can try a rice sock on his spine and area where he seems to show pain. A rice sock is a tube sock filled with Rice and tied off and heated in the Microwave. Shake it out and wrap in a towel and apply to the areas. This will offer relief if the spine or joins are in pain. He will require a hands on exam if no better tonight or tomorrow first thing to be checked out thoroughly. I would make sure he is urinating ok.
You are welcome! I wish I could pin this down but where the pain is coming from is the big issue and I cannot palpate or check areas that would normally be examined. https://www.petpremium.com/pet-health-center/symptoms/arched-back-or-tucked-up-abdomen/