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My toy dog 10 years old looks pregnant and stomache is hard

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My toy dog 10 years old looks pregnant and stomache is hard Why?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Cleo's appearance has changed. I am going to ask a few more questions so that I can help you and Cleo this evening.

Has her stomach started looking distended and hard just this evening or this something that has come on gradually? Is she spayed? How is her water drinking? Any changes? Is she jumping on and off furniture normally? Any change in eating, vomiting or diarrhea?

Please let me know the answers to these questions so that I can help you this evening.

Dr. Amanda

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Cleo eats good, does not appear to be sick,has a collapsed trachea,also is taking me heart meds for enlarged heart. She sleeps a lot drinks plenty of water,unable to jump on couch or sofa. No vomiting or diarrhea. She has been spayed. Her stomach is gradually getting bigger and hard.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Okay, thanks for the additional information. This is very helpful.

Based on your information, there are several possibilities that come to mind that could cause her distended abdomen:

1) Worsening heart disease leading to right sided congestive heart failure that causes fluid build up in the belly

2) Cushing's disease (here is a link to information on this disease: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1193 )

3) Cancer in the abdomen (on the spleen, liver, or intestines)

4) Back pain leading to tensing of the abdomen to protect the back

5) mild pancreatitis leading to abdominal pain

To make the diagnosis, your vet will need to examine Cleo again. There are blood tests for Cushing's and pancreatitis, an abdominal ultrasound can look for right sided heart failure, pancreatitis and abdominal cancer and spine x-rays can be helpful if the orthopedic exam doesn't reveal back pain.

Does this help?

Dr. A

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi,

How is Cleo this evening? Does her belly still look distended and hard? Did you end up taking her to the vet today?

Do you have any more questions for me?

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Best regards,

Dr. Amanda

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Lenora,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Cleo. How is everything going?
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