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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Lola. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
Is Lola spayed?
Is she acting sick at all: not eating, vomiting?
If you check her gums, are they pink in color or pale?Thanks for the additional information! Since I can't see and examine her, the more I know about her the more I can help.
I hate to ask the obvious; could she be pregnant?
Can you post a picture of her swollen stomach?
If her gums are pink that is a good sign, as is a good appetite and no vomiting. She could be distended with gas, and that could make her uncomforatable.
There is a condition seen in dogs that are not spayed, an infection called a pyometra that could enlarge her uterus and make her stomach look swollen. Usually it happens when a dog is older, not just 3 years.
Her nipples are prominent, has she had puppies or has she recently been in heat?This could be a false pregnancy, if she was in heat about 2 months ago. Dogs may have a false pregnancy 9 weeks after being in heat and will gain weight, act hungrier, even make milk and treat toys or socks as if they were puppies. This resolves on its own after a couple of weeks.
If she was in heat 8 or 9 weeks ago, this may be what is going on. Please let me know how she is doing and what other questions I can answer. Kindly consider rating my answer if this was helpful, so the website knows I am assisting you!
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