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I just recently took over care for a dog and she is over six

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I just recently took over care for a dog and she is over six years old and looks to be malnourished but eats fine and drinks plenty of water. It also looks like she is swollen on the right side of her abdomen. What may be some causes ?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Jazz
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Jazz?
Customer: She is not spayed.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
She also has a good amount of energy for a dog her age.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 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 8 months ago.

1) Is Jazz 6, or at least and probably much older?
2) Can you attach pictures of the abdomen and her general appearance?
3) When was her last heat cycle?
4) How is her stool?
5) When was the last time she had diagnostics like bloodwork?
6) How is her appetite?