Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My 11 year old pug has suffered on and off with gas pains.

Customer Question
My 11 year old...

My 11 year old pug has suffered on and off with gas pains. And now it's all the time. She has a lot of allergies and is on a special dog food. She has been to the vet many times for this but nothing has been done. I give her baby mylicon. She won't eat when she has flare ups. I don't know what else to do for her. We have put canned pumpkin in her food. Also probiotics. You can here her tunny making noises and stretches and moves to try to get the gas pains to stop.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Bootie

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

She has had a mass cell tumor before and has had patella surgery. She has had allergy testing. We keep her on 25 mg go benedryl twice a day. She weighs 14 pounds and is 11 years old she is a pug.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 14 minutes by:
12/22/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,509
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Bootie. Regretfully, her symptoms while important aren't pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder. Can you upload a copy of Bootie's most recent diagnostic test results to our conversation? I understand that you might not have a copy at home but her vet can give you one which you can scan into your computer and then give me the file link or you can photograph the pages and upload them by using the paperclip icon (if you can see that icon) or by using an external app such as dropbox.com/

I not only review the test results but also note which tests should have been performed but weren't.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have most of her records. I'll locate them and upload them.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I appreciate it. I'll watch for your next post.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. John Your Own Question
Dr. John
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 6,176
6,176 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience

Dr. John is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,499 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My 7 year old female pug has a growth on her skin which has
My 7 year old female pug has a growth on her skin which has changed and concerns me. … read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
943 satisfied customers
What are some symptoms of back pain in dogs? My dog is a 14
What are some symptoms of back pain in dogs? My dog is a 14 year old Pekingese. She is repeatedly stretching through her hind legs than sitting. She may take a few steps then repeat. Also she had very… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,947 satisfied customers
My 11 year old great Dane has had a "skin tag" on his booty
My 11 year old great Dane has had a "skin tag" on his booty area for about 3 months. Today after a walk and car ride we noticed it is red and swollen. I just wanted to see of there is anything I can d… read more
Dr. Stacy
Dr. Stacy
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
651 satisfied customers
My 14 year old black lab has awful smelling gas, and I would
My 14 year old black lab has awful smelling gas, and I would like to know if I can give her 1 of my tummy tamer pills. Each softgel has peppermint oil 181 mg, fennel oil 19.3 mg and ginger oil 17.6 mg… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,485 satisfied customers
Our 8 yr old black lab mix gets gurgling noises and won't
Our 8 yr old black lab mix gets gurgling noises and won't eat breakfast maybe once a month on average. She seems to have decent energy, isn't lethargic, but we can tell she is off. We don't want to tr… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
I have a 12 year old Westie. While grooming I've found one
I have a 12 year old Westie. While grooming I've found one side of her tummy is descended. It is fist size and feels kinda like jello. Causes her no pain. But her two mammary glands back there have ha… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,947 satisfied customers
Hello I have a 14 year old Yorkie that weighs 5 lbs....
I have a 14 year old Yorkie that weighs 5 lbs.... Even though she's 14 yrs old... she's in wonderful health & still runs around like a puppy. I think that's because I've always fed my babies the best,… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
My pug is 3 years old. In the summer, he had a few bouts of
My pug is 3 years old. In the summer, he had a few bouts of loose stools for which he was given metronidazole. He's been fine ever since. However, the last couple of days he seems to poop normally but… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,947 satisfied customers
My 1 1/2 year old female ShihTzu may have luxating patella
My 1 1/2 year old female ShihTzu may have luxating patella disorder. She does not appear to be in any pain, but the joint noise is getting louder. I want to help her and so I give her SynoviG3 (glucos… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
chin: we feed her ancana small breed, she ate beniful..allergy..fed
hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX ive gotta 14 month intact female pug named myla who started getting pug pimples about 2 months ago aroung her forhead/around eye, however we went away for 5 days and had … read more
DrRalston
DrRalston
Associate Veterinarian, NBVME & CSBVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,770 satisfied customers
Hi, my dog is a pug, 14 years old. He has a very high appetite, his stomach is making no
Hi, my dog is a pug, 14 years old. He has a very high appetite, his stomach is making noises constantly, gases, has allergies (eating z/d low allergen food for years), constant ear infections and bad … read more
Denise Colgrove
Denise Colgrove
Relief veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
6,383 satisfied customers
I have a newly adopted 7 yr old blind pug. Adopted Jan-11.
I have a newly adopted 7 yr old blind pug. Adopted Jan-11. Except for "honking" when taken out in the extremely cold weather, she was healthy, except for horrible breath- I knew she would need a denta… read more
Dr. BJ Hughes
Dr. BJ Hughes
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
4,674 satisfied customers
maltese: weight on her back right leg..give her a rimadyl--25 mg.
My maltese, Baby, can not put any weight on her back right leg. She has had trouble before with this and the vet said it is her patella going out. I want to give her a rimadyl--25 mg. She is 14-15 lbs… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,808 satisfied customers
pugs: raw diet..canned food..probiotics, clay, cod liver oil (efa)
We recently changed our 9 year old pugs diet to natures variety raw diet- Rabbit one time a day and then merrick canned food one time a day. We made these chages about 12 days ago. In addtion we have … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Practice owner
Doctoral Degree
6,702 satisfied customers
We have been to our vet with our 7 year old pug. Since we moved
We have been to our vet with our 7 year old pug. Since we moved to Fl. She has developedan allergy. Our vet back home said to give her benedryl twice aday. Thatjust does not seem to do it. She scratch… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,186 satisfied customers
pug: is breathing somewhat abnormal..like a louder than normal type
My pug is breathing somewhat abnormal. She is making a slight rattling sound, like a louder than normal type of purring. She has made purring sounds before but this time it is more of a rattle noise. … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Practice owner
Doctoral Degree
6,702 satisfied customers
My pug dog is having an allergic dermatitis flare-up brought
My pug dog is having an allergic dermatitis flare-up brought on by getting into the cat food (this has happened before and been diagnosed by our vet). We've been giving her Benadryl to try to control … read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Emergency/Critical Care Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,712 satisfied customers
dog: chewing..scratching herself all night long..bathed..baby aspirin
My dog has been chewing herself and scratching herself all night long. I cant see any bumps but she must have sat in something. I bathed her at 4:30 this morning and gave her a baby aspirin, but it se… read more
Bruce R. Coston
Bruce R. Coston
Medical Director,
Doctoral Degree
74 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x