My bassett appears to be in pain all of a sudden. She trimbles/shakes, yelps if I try to lift her, seems to have difficulty coming up 3 steps from the yard to the house, not passing much stool (which is really unusual), and not eating
very much. She's 8 years old, no other health problems known, urinating
ok, and drinking water. Her abdomen appears to be firm, distended, and tender. No vomiting. Does she probably have a bowel obstruction? I can't afford a bunch of testing or surgery, I have some medical bills of my own!
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Bassett hound
JA: OK. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did She 's eat anything unusual?
Customer: No mess, not sure why you said that. No unusual food, hasn't been in the garbage-I'm positive.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about She 's?
Customer: No I think I've told you everything