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Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** and I've been a veterinarian for 15 years. I'm sorry to hear about this guy's situation. What anti-inflammatory did you give him and size? How much does he weigh? Is he acting like he is trying to vomit at all or retch? Does he look any larger in his abdomen region?
Thank you for answering those questions. I have a few more. Since he started to act like this has he drank anything or ate anything? Does it look like he's breathing harder than normal or quicker than normal? Do his gums look pink?
That is great that he's lying down at long last. With him having had the previcox, hopefully that is finally kicking in. It is an NSAID and it can't be combined with anything else that an owner may have at home. As far as his situation, if he was to at all start to retch / vomit with nothing, have a distended belly, act painful in his belly, strain to urinate, have pale gums, or have weakness - those would all be red flags for possibly more emergent of a situation. These would warrant a trip to an ER clinic if they were seen. I'm hopeful that he'll now lay down and continue to rest.
Anytime I have a bigger, deep chested dog act this way, the situation of a twisted stomach always gets brought up. When that happens, they can look similar initially but then progress to the abdominal distention, the retching with no production, and weakness.