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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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Pacing, hard stomach, excessive gas, trying to throw up but

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Pacing, hard stomach, excessive gas, trying to throw up but it's clear
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Nope. Just the usual mixture of dry and wet food. He didn't eat yesterday but ate today
JA: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: JD. He is a pug and 11 years old. Having difficulty with a herniated disk for hind legs. Have him on an anti inflammatory and pain pill
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about JD?
Customer: No other issues
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Should I be worried
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

It sounds like he is pretty distressed with the hard abdomen, pacing and panting. Hopefully this is all due to pain from his herniated disc. Bloat is always a concern when there is dry heaving, though he's not the typical large breed that we usually see with bloat (aka twisted stomach).

To be on the safe side, I would get him looked at. X-rays of his chest/ abdomen will help to rule out anything too serious internally. If those are normal, then extra pain meds like Gabapentin or Tramadol or a sedative like Trazodone can help to get his signs under control.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.