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Hi there I am Dr. Kane and will do my best to assist you tonight with Hopper. I have a few questions for you- what type of dog is he? Any vomiting or loss of appetite? Anything else unusual tonight?
Sounds like his tummy is off. Did he eat his meals normally today? How long has he seemed "off" to you?
The cases of bloat that I have seen, the dog usually has a lot of dry retching (attempting to vomit with nothing coming out), the abdomen may seem very bloated/distended (but sometimes not), and they cannot seem to get comfortable. If he is bringing up something when he vomits- (yellow bile, foam, or food)- it is not very likely to be bloat- although there are some exceptions to every rule. If he has exhibited the signs of bloat I would recommend getting him checked as soon as possible as it can be come life-threatening very quickly. The "prayer" position, or "downward dog" position can often be an indication of abdominal discomfort- which can be due to many causes (intestinal foreign body, pancreatitis, parasite, etc.)- and these can sometimes be serious as well. I would get him checked out by a veterinarian if this continues tomorrow- or if his symptoms worsen (protracted vomiting, increasing discomfort)- tonight. Has this helped?
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