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Have an Italian greyhound who is in pain. Crying off and on.

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Have an Italian greyhound who is in pain. Crying off and on. Seems to be internal. Have not seen him eat or drink and his tummy feels very hard
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the Italian greyhound's name and age?
Customer: Jax and he is 10
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jax?
Customer: No. Never been sick before. Does sometimes eat or chew stuff he shouldn't but has never been a problem before. Nose is cold and wet and he does not seem hot.

Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. I cannot make a diagnosis over the internet, but I can give you some advice regarding your dog. Have you noticed any vomiting or diarrhea? For the pain, you can give a baby aspirin (81 mg) every 12 hours as needed for pain. If you are noticing some vomiting or diarrhea, you can give some Pepto Bisomol (1/2 tsp every 12 hours). I would also feed a bland diet of boiled chicken and white rice to help with appetite as a bland diet. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no vomiting or diarrhea. does not seem really interested in food or water. pain isn't constant just every once in a while. i have not seen him go to bathroom of any kind at all. i was concerned he may be constapated . his little tummy feels very hard to me

I see, I would see if he is interested in boiled chicken and white rice. It's a good diet for a dog that's constipated. You can add in 2 tsp of canned pumpkin for the constipation. You can also give him 1/4 tsp of Miralax as well to see if that helps. Sometimes if they are having back pain they will tense up their stomachs as well, so I would give some baby aspirin to help if that is the case. If he still does not want food and is very tense despite my advice, I would take him to the vet for an xray and possibly an enema if they feel it is necessary.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
thank you very much! i really appreciate it.

You're welcome, I hope that helps your dog.