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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I have an 8 week old pup and his stomach is really bloated.

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Hello. I have an 8 week old pup and his stomach is really bloated. He has had his first shots and also been dewormed but he is still bloated
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Tiger
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. This is not too uncommon in puppies. The most common cause is intestinal parasites. I would probably give a 3 day course of Panacur as opposed to the one time Pyrantel. I find that it works better to rid the gut of parasitic worms. Round worms are very common in puppies and they are a typical cause of abdominal distension. I would also repeat the Panacur dewormer every 3-4 weeks until he is 4 months old. As long as he's eating and defecating ok, it's not an emergency, but that is what I would do for now. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hi Stephanie,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary