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My distend is constipated and he will not eat. He drinks

Customer Question

my distend is constipated and he will not eat. He drinks lots of water. Now that I look back he has not eaten enough fiber. Thank you
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 6 years
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Chip
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Chip?
Customer: He was to our vet last week..regular checkup
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has it been since he passed stool?

Is he straining to go?

Any vomiting, gagging, or lip licking?

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

If you press on his belly, 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)?