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My chocolate lab- 13 years old has an extended stomach that

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My chocolate lab- 13 years old has an extended stomach that feels hard to the touch. He is uncomfortable and just went out to eat a bunch of grass. He rolled down a small hill this morning and I had to help him out of under a truck he got stuck under. I am hoping his intestines are ok. He did just poop a little. Not diarrhea.thank you!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

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

How long has he had these signs?

Any gagging, retching, lip licking, drooling or vomiting?

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

Since his belly is distended, if you press on his belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something harmful (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?