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My 7 year old Yorkshire Terrier's floating rib is visually

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My 7 year old Yorkshire Terrier's floating rib is visually protruding. I took him to the Vet with X-Ray and blood test about 6 months ago and the result is his liver is enlarged and nothing in the blood test indicate any disease. The Vet said no treatment and wait and see. He is active and happy and alert and love to play. Is it because I spoil him with his favorite US Made Bully stick?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the Yorkshire terrier's name?
Customer: Goliath. He is 7 pound. Is Bully Stick chew daily for 1/2 hour is bad?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Goliath?
Customer: No, just having a second opinion if what the Vet said to wait and see is the right approach we should take?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
How much longer do I have to wait for an answer?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 12 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 12 months ago.

The bully stick specifically is unlikely to be a direct cause for him not having any illness that has shown up on the blood work, but it is a testament to the quality of care that you give Goliath. It would be wise to have annual blood work run to continue to check for future issues, but it certainly won't hurt to keep giving the bully sticks since he clearly enjoys them.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 12 months ago.

Checking in, Customer. How is Goliath doing? Did you have any other questions?