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My dog is wining, won't leave my side, stomach is hard.

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My dog is wining, won't leave my side, stomach is hard. could he be constaped.he has never done this before. he is about 8 yrs.old.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Sorry to hear Shadow is not feeling well...May I ask if the stomach is also swollen? Has he been trying to vomit without success or is vomiting?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I apologize if you are having difficulties with the site. I am online another 10 minutes before exiting for the evening but my primary concern is bloat or GDV, CLICK HERE for more information...

Recommend a veterinary er if any of the symptoms below are seen:

- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration
- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it
- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable
- Swollen abdomen
- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest
- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5
- No interest in food for 24+ hours
- No urination for 12+ hours
- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour
- Productive coughing
- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress

I truly hope Shadow is doing better and not showing any more alarming symptoms listed above. My thoughts are with you and again I apologize if I missed you or if you are having difficulties with the site

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Good morning, I wanted to check in on you and Shadow after you asked your question last night? Was he able to settle down? I would love an update when you are able...

If you are satisfied with our chat please rate or accept so I may be compensated for my time. Thank you and I apologize once again for any issues with the site. You are welcome to type in any issues you had so I can send the question to customer service...