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I have a beagle who's overweight. I think she has dog bloat…

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I have a beagle who's overweight. I think she has dog bloat but cannot afford a vet bill. What can I do?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?

Bella and she's 9 yrs old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bella?

Her chest is more like a basset hound. she's burping and turning away from her favorite foods.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Any changes in diet or treats?

How long has she been uninterested in food?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Is she drinking water?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no but licking floor to try and make herself vomit. also burping. drinks water from palm only. past 3 days not wanting food. She has had mylanta tablets per a vet
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
cant afford to call. iam disabled
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

You are right to be concerned. This could be bloat, pancreatitis, something being stuck in her intestines (like a sock or toy etc), and given her age we also need to be concerned there may be a growth internally ( cancer) that is causing these symptoms.

We can add in some Prilosec ( antacid available over the counter). It is dosed at 0.5mg per pound once a day.

The site automatically offers a phone call just ignore that.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I would also see if she will take chicken broth diluted with water so we can try and keep her electrolytes up. You can use a meat dropper/baster to facilitate getting more fluids down Bella.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
what will that prosilec do the same as mylanta tablets?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
can it go away? How will I know if its twisted. What can I do if I cant afford vet?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

These situations are tough because this could be something really serious going on that only an exam and some imaging or blood work will diagnose.

Bloat can sometimes resolve on its own but sometimes it cannot and if this is something more serious it may not go away on its own. I know this is hard. I am so sorry this is happening.

Is there a low-cost veterinarian you can see in your area? Sometimes shelters will provide low cost veterinarian are.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Can you apply for care credit to help pay for an exam and some diagnostics?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
She already took my savings of 600.00 dollars last month the vet ran blood work and test showed nothing. They said give her tums and something for nausea and said that its and that was a discount
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
how many times a day for the prosilec? Is there anything for pain or discomfort?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
can u give beano or gas x
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Prilosec is once a day and can help with discomfort

Your veterinarian should be able to script our some pain medications like gabapentin since Bella was just seen last month.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I take prescription gabapentin. can I use that?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Yes you can. How much does she weigh?

Gas X she can have 125 mg twice a day

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
60 lbs
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Her dose for gabapentin in 200-300 mg every 8 hours as needed for pain. May cause sedation

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Good luck I hope this helps.

If this was helpful I would be most appreciative if you could take the time to rate my assistance so the site will credit me with helping you

Without a rating (the stars at the top) the site will not compensate me for helping you.

I am also here for additional questions you may have, just reach out to me here and I will be more than happy to assist you.

Kind regards,

Dr. Meghan Denney

This Content is not intended to be a substitute for a professional veterinary exam, diagnostics, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your attending veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition of a pet

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
ok. thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

You are very welcome. If she is not doing better in 24 hours search for low-cost clinics and call some of the shelters and see if they do low cost.

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