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Had to switch my internet. My shih Tzu has a hard somewhat…

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Had to switch my...

Had to switch my internet. My shih Tzu has a hard somewhat swollen abdomen, is trembling

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?

Latte, female, 9 or 10

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Latte

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Latte?

We switched dog food about 2 weeks ago, and she had a piece of chicken breast yesterday

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Is she spayed?

3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?

4- Any pre existing medical conditions?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It has been going on just today. Yes, she is spayed. no vomiting, no diarrhea, no coughing. She has a heart murmur, similar to mitral valve prolapse. No medications
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

1- Is she lethargic?

2- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?

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