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My name is ***** ***** and my golden retriever is bloated,

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My name is ***** ***** and my golden retriever is bloated, lethargic and not urinating he has been on antibiotics and lacix for 5 days and hes not getting better

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I'm sorry to hear of this with your golden. How old is he, please? Has the cause of his bloating been determined? I believe you're referring to an abdominal effusion - a collection of fluid in his abdominal cavity which has caused his bloating. This has many different etiologies including right-sided heart failure, both hepatic and renal insufficiency resulting in too low of an albumin level in the blood stream, inflammation from infection or neoplasia (cancer) in the abdomen, or there may be free blood present if the spleen or liver has ruptured - usually due to a ruptured tumor.

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