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He had been pooping over 8x times a day for over a week. Today

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He had been pooping over 8x times a day for over a week. Today I noticed his lower belly feels very haters and I can feel his spine ut dosent look like he lost weight but feels like it. I'm taking him to dr at 8am but I'm worried. He is acting normal but yet now a lil not.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: Very hard
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
His nose is dry and now I am scared. I chgd his food a 3x times this month bc he started going 3x and now it's about 3wks and increased. I shud hv taken him todsy I'm so upset. There is an emergency vet place neat me shud u not wait til morning.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

What the stool look like? Loose, hard, small pellets? What color?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

I suspect you meant the belly was hard but if you press on it, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?