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Our dog is licking his mouth in bouts, restless at times and

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Our dog is licking his mouth in bouts, restless at times and his tummy looks a little distended.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Sampson 8 golden retriever
JA: How old is Sampson?
Customer: 8
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sampson?
Customer: No otherwise healthy he does pant when he's moving around but he is able to get comfortable for an hour or so at a time
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry for the delay in response. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- How is Sampson doing since posting the question? 2- How long has he had the abdominal distention? 3- How long has this been going on? 4- How much does he weigh? 5- Did he get into anything? 6- Any other symptoms?There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. He's seemed to settle some and finally rested. He has bad gas this morning.
I just noticed the belly last night.
A day or so. I think it maybe his food. He is currently on Tast me of the a wild.
He weighs 80 lbs and is slim for his frame.
We don't think he ate anything strange, but does get a daily walk so maybe on the walk.
No other symptoms. He woke up at his normal time spunky.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Is he back to normal now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pretty much except the gas.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Friend, excessive gas in the stomach can be caused by dietary indiscretion, imbalance of friendly vs unfriendly bacteria in the intestinal tract, etc. I would recommend the following: 1- Gas X (simethicone) 100mg every 6-8 hours for 1-2 days. You can buy Gas X over the counter in any pharmacy. 2- Supplement with a probiotic like Fortiflora, these are friendly bacteria that help with excess gas production in the intestinal tract. 3- If at any point he becomes restless, vomiting, lethargic, abdominal distention, etc. have him checked immediately by a veterinarian; these are all symptoms of a bloat. My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.