Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary
This answer was rated:

My Rat terrier female dog has a bloating stomach problems,

what kind of medication is...
my Rat terrier female dog has a bloating stomach problems, what kind of medication is available as an over-the counter medications
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the rat terrier's name and age?
Customer: Diva, and I believe she is 5 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diva,?
Customer: I believe she ate some spoiled items from a a dumpster area. and since then has started bloating condition
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 42 minutes by:
10/18/2016
jadedangel57
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,045
Experience: breeder/ vet assistant.
Verified

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

It always worries me to hear about a dog with a distended stomach as this could indicate bloat. Bloat (Gastric Dilatation) may or may not involve stomach torsion (twisted stomach). Common symptoms are attempts to vomit (usually unsuccessful) and may continue to try to vomit, dog just doesn't seem like themselves, a hunched up posture, anxiety and restlessness, a distended stomach that is tight like a drum, gums may be dark red in early stages and white or blue in later stages. These are the most common symptoms and the list goes on.

If you believe your dog has bloat they should be seen immediately. Simethicone products like gas-x may help while you take him into the vet. Simethicone dosages can be found here:

http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/gas-x-for-dogs/

You can read more on bloat here.

http://www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm

If your dog eliminated recently then constipation should not be causing a distended stomach. Parasites can sometimes cause a distended stomach and lead to a loss of appetite as well though we usually see abnormal stools with parasites.

If your dog may have ingested a bone or sharp pointed object, it may have punctured the gastrointestinal tract. You can read about this here:

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/peritonitis-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Cushing disease can cause a bloated stomach as well. You can read about this condition here:

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/hyperadrenocorticism-cushing-s-syndrome-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Only you can see exactly how sick your dog is and make the determination on whether an ER visit is necessary, but I can give you the possible causes to help you make the decision. If the ingestion of items from a dumpster area may have included bones or other sharp objects then I would have him see sooner rather than waiting at all. They could do diagnostic imaging to determine what the cause is.

Let me know if finances are an issue as there are some places that give a free office visit.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer positively so I am compensated for my time.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question

I saw your other question and it really should have been a response on this page so you would not be billed for another question. You also need to rate the question before I receive any compensation. Below are places who help with vet bills. Following that list are other resources including the list of vet who offer an initial free office visit.

Veterinary Bill Assistance Programs:
1. The Big Hearts Fund: http://bigheartsfund.org/
2. Cats in Crisis: http://www.catsincrisis.org/
3. Diabetic Cats In Need: http://fdmb-cin.blogspot.com/
4. The Dog And Cat Cancer Fund: http://www.dccfund.org/
5. Frankie's Friends: http://www.frankiesfriends.com/
6. Handicapped Pets Foundation: http://hpets.org/
9. The Mosby Foundation: http://themosbyfoundation.org/
10. The Onyx and Breezy Foundation: http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/
11. Paws 4 A Cure: http://www.paws4acure.org/
12. The Pet Fund: http://thepetfund.com/
13. Pets-DC: http://www.petsdc.org/
14. Shakespeare Animal Fund: http://www.shakespeareanimalfund.org/

This site may have additional resources as well.

http://www.speakingforspot.com/helppayingforveterinarycare.html

http://maddiesinstitute.typepad.com/chewonthis/2014/12/helping-people-find-money-to-pay-for-veterinary-care.html

These vets may offer a free initial visit though you may have to pay for extra procedures and medications. See the next one for the coupons.

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/directory.html?utm_content=link.corp.ffe.locator.

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you for detailed responses and other websites to visit, Help me out on your last statement, about " let me know if finances are an issue as there are some places that give a free office visit." being in the Conroe/Magnolia Area area code 77354 what places would be available, name of the clinic, location and phone number.
thanks

I did give you the link to them but let me put your information in there.

There are 10 VCA hospitals close to you. They are listed on this site.

http://www.vcahospitals.com/locations/general/77354

Get your coupon here:

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer

jadedangel57
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,045
Experience: breeder/ vet assistant.
Verified
jadedangel57 and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask jadedangel57 Your Own Question
jadedangel57
jadedangel57
jadedangel57, owner
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,045
20,045 Satisfied Customers
Experience: breeder/ vet assistant.

jadedangel57 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,112 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,980 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,897 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,134 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,745 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
He is a 22 lb rat terrier that over the past few months has
He is a 22 lb rat terrier that over the past few months has had patches of his fur come out. It started when he gnawed at his paws. I treated with apple cider vinegar and as if a yeast infection with … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,049 satisfied customers
I fed my rat terrier a pork steak bone, and today she has
I fed my rat terrier a pork steak bone, and today she has been puking and shaking … read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
We believe our 5 year 14 lb rat terrier just developed
We believe our 5 year 14 lb rat terrier just developed symptoms of shaking, lethargy, and vomiting. We are in Todos Santos BCS. We plan on taking her to a vet in La Paz in the AM. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,124 satisfied customers
Lucy is a 9 lb. rat terrier and ingested most of an Aleve
Lucy is a 9 lb. rat terrier and ingested most of an Aleve liquid gel last night. This morning she went out and did both no issue but then after eating she has vomited 3 or 4 times. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
679 satisfied customers
My rat terrier is almost 15 years old. He has always been in
Second opinion] My rat terrier is almost 15 years old. He has always been in excellent health until recently when he has started to sleep more and the last few days he has been eating and drinking but… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,845 satisfied customers
Skeeter, our 14 yr. old Rat Terrier was found to have cancer
Skeeter, our 14 yr. old Rat Terrier was found to have cancer cells in her urinalysis for a bladder infection. She pees frequently, wears diapers to bed, and has begun to attempt and strain to poop eac… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
679 satisfied customers
Struggling to save my Rat Terrier, Teddy after Rimadyl
Struggling to save my Rat Terrier, Teddy after Rimadyl caused severe kidney damage. He refuses ro eat and is very weak and listless. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
She is a sm. Rat terrier 13 yrs old & bleeding fr. The
She is a sm. Rat terrier 13 yrs old & bleeding fr. The rectum, not eating … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
679 satisfied customers
My two small dogs, a Chihuahua mix and a rat terrier mix
My two small dogs, a Chihuahua mix and a rat terrier mix just ate my egg salad sandwich on rye bread. Dark rye. The Chihuahua mix weighs about 15 pounds and the rat terrier mix weighs about 21 lb.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a 15 pound rat terrier who just ate a one by one
I have a 15 pound rat terrier who just ate a one by one piece of onion should I give her some hydrogen peroxide or is that amount not required to treat … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,375 satisfied customers
My Jack Russel/Rat Terrier is 13 and was recently seen by
Hi. My Jack Russel/Rat Terrier is 13 and was recently seen by her veterinarian because of night coughing and shortness of breath. He prescribed Temaril-P and an antibiotic. She recovered but as the Te… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
679 satisfied customers
My 20 pound rat terrier is on tramadol for pain (50 mg) and
My 20 pound rat terrier is on tramadol for pain (50 mg) and is doing things like sitting outside in 40 degree weather shivering. He is also on Methocarbamol 500 mg - he hurt his neck jumping off furni… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,049 satisfied customers
Have small rat terrier, has been recently spayed at 8 years
Have small rat terrier, has been recently spayed at 8 years old. When spayed she had been out of heat two mo. But when spayed vet swore she was still in heat. Severe swollen stomach, cut food back, st… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
679 satisfied customers
I'm dog sitting a rat terrier and she has been vomiting and
I'm dog sitting a rat terrier and she has been vomiting and it yellowish and foul smelling … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,322 satisfied customers
I have a rat terrier; sensitive stomach and she woke up
I have a rat terrier; sensitive stomach and she woke up vomiting and diarrhea. She is 8 years old and has always had allergies. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,450 satisfied customers
My rat terrier, phone, My rat, terrier has, an anal sac,
My rat terrier JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your rat? Customer: Hi phone JA: Where does your rat seem to hurt? Customer: My rat JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or d… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My rat terrier MAY have sniffed and/or licked some roach
Hi, my rat terrier MAY have sniffed and/or licked some roach raid off the floor. How dangerous is this, what symptoms would he have? … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,124 satisfied customers
Itching in bottom rectum area, small rat terrier, captian
he chews scratches incessantly and rubs his bottom area… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,505 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x