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We have a maltese little dog. He has been mopping around

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We have a maltese little dog. He has been mopping around today and acting like he doesn't feel well. I felt his tummy and it feels hard and distend. What can I do to make him feel better until I can take him to our vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  William Withers replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. I'm Dr. Tim. Has he had any vomiting? Is he eating? Any diarrhea?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No vomiting, No diarrhea, eating a small amount, he likes treats , but would not eat his treat tonight
Expert:  William Withers replied 1 year ago.

No vomiting and no diarrhea are definitely good signs. One safe thing to try is a small dose of an antacid like Pepcid which might help calm his stomach and relieve some gas. One dose of 1/4 of a regular Pepcid 10mg tablet should be safe to try.