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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Jiffy today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Does Jiffy have any problems with defecating? Did they take x-rays of Jiffy when you took him to the vet.
How is Jiffy doing today? Does his stomach still seem hard? If you were looking to do any further diagnostics, I would still recommend x-ray to r/o any orthopedic issues as well. Otherwise i would think about possible constipation
If you haven't seen him defecate as of yet that I would be worried about constipation. I see that commonly in some chihuahuas causing the issue with the hard tummy that you are describing. Once they get fluids it usually helps but he may need a laxative prescribed and given regularly to him to see it that helps with his stools.