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My 13 week old puppy appears bloated today what should I do?

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My 13 week old puppy appears bloated today what should I do? Faster for 12 hours she's being and pooping normally and acting normal
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Sofie she is a Labrador
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sofie?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Has she been dewormed recently?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
At about 9 weeks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We got her five weeks ago. She's acting normal but didn't eat all her dinner lunch usually does
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Ok thanks.

That would be my first concern, intestinal parasites. We can see intestinal worms cause bloating of the abdomen.

I would collect a fecal sample to be analyzed by your vet. If there are worms, then they can start some Panacur or Pyrantel.

If the fecal is negative, then it may just be some gas distension of the stomach and intestines. This is not too uncommon in puppies if they swallow too much air. It will usually resolve on its own over 12-24 hours.

I would hold off on any more food tonight. You can offer water normally. In the morning, I would offer a normal breatkfast. If she refuses it, then I would definitely get her seen. Otherwise, I'd call and see if they can run a fecal for you to check for parasites and then treat accordingly.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you very much
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. Happy to help.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know if I mentioned she had gotten into a bottle of my vitamin B 12 I don't think she ate a lot of them might've just kind of crunched on them they're not that tasty
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

That is pretty safe. We could potentially see some GI upset and bloating- but it should resolve over 8-12 hours if that's the case.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks! Puppies can be a handful, smile
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Nothing but trouble... good thing they're cute!

Customer: replied 1 year ago. true
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Good luck and take care

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Any time.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

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

Dr. Gary