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I can’t tell weather my pet is bloated or fat. She’s 9 weeks…

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I can’t tell weather my pet is bloated or fat. She’s 9 weeks old... eating fine... drinking and acting fine. But she just looks fatter than normal

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Puppy, red cattle x staffy

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the puppy's name?

Bella

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are concerned about Bella.

If she is eating fine, no vomiting, no diarrhea, she is probably not bloated.

Has she been tested for worms? Some worms can give a puppy a distended belly. Not all parasites are worms and some are too small to see with the naked eye, so having a stool sample tested microscopically would be a good idea if she looks fatter than normal.

The serious condition we call "bloat" or GDV is not seen in puppies, and when it happens, the dogs are very sick: not eating, trying to vomit.

Let me know if this is helpful and what other questions I can answer.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I have not heard back from you; how is Bella doing?

Please let me know if this was helpful and what other questions I can answer.

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