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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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My has obvious gastro problems. gagging, pacing. when I take

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My ***** ***** has obvious gastro problems. gagging, pacing. when I take him outside he starts digging. Hasn't really done this since he was a puppy or when on the Beach.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: not coughing
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about the puppy?
Customer: age 12 years. History of eating sticks etc. I think that is what he has done. gave him Bismuth, after speaking to Vet. he is drinking lots of water and peeing. I have massaged his stomach. think he needs to pass something
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 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 wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How is he just now?

Do you think he is drinking more than usual?

Does his urine look watery?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Any access to toxins (ie chemicals, medications, grapes, plants, etc)?