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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 28935
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog's name is Snickers he is a springer mix he weighs

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my dog's name is ***** ***** is a springer mix he weighs about 25 to 30 pounds he's breathing very hard constipated very hard for him to move around the biggest problem is he's got fluid in his stomach I can feel it he dribbles out is cuckoohe seems to be very weak he won't eat when he drinks water Evonik up with film in it
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I regret that I'm not allowed to communicate with customers by phone. If Snickers is breathing hard (dyspnea) - taking more than 40 breaths per minute - and you can feel fluid in his abdomen - right-sided congestive heart failure should be considered and Snicker's would need to see his vet at your earliest convenience. Other disorders resulting in an abdominal effusion (collection of fluid in the abdominal space) include both hepatic and renal failure, bleeding from a ruptured hepatic or splenic tumor, and inflammation secondary to both infection or neoplasia (cancer). All of these disorders are life-threatening and so time is of the essence.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.