Dog Veterinary

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

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

My 14 year sheltie can't stand up anymore. His stomach is…

My 14 year sheltie...

My 14 year sheltie can't stand up anymore. His stomach is swollen, but his BM has been normal. Is this just old age?

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

Einstein

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

He is alert, suffers from arthrits

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
1/15/2018
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 12,054
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
Verified

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I AM NOT SET UP TO MAKE PHONE CALLS, BUT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ONLINE. THE WEBSITE SENDS THE REQUESTS; NOT MYSELF. If he has an enlarged or distended abdomen, that is usually due to some type of disease process. It could be a mass in the abdomen. It could be an enlarged stomach from trapped gas (bloat). Or it could be fluid buildup in the abdomen (most common) from liver or kidney problems, right sided heart failure, bleeding from a tumor or chronic gastrointestinal issues. It is difficult to say if the issues with standing are related to arthritis or just weakness from whatever is going on. Either way, I would highly recommend getting him in to see your vet to get a full exam, blood work and x-rays. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

My goal is to make sure that you get all your question answered and all the information you need. IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH MY ANSWER, PLEASE RATE IT. Rating it is the only way I get compensated for helping you, and we can still continue our conversation after rating at no additional charge. If you feel like it is not helpful to you, or if there is more information you need, please respond back to me before rating. Asking more specific questions usually helps a lot. Realize that our conversation is not intended to diagnose or treat a condition. There has to be a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship established with an exam, according to law. You should always follow up with your vet.

Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 12,054
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
Verified
Dr. John and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. John
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. John Your Own Question
Dr. John
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 12,054
12,054 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

16,147 satisfied customers

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

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,315 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,063 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

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

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,533 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,299 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My 13.5 year old French Brittney had an acute arthritis
My 13.5 year old French Brittney had an acute arthritis episode Saturday night and was in extreme pain. He seems to be doing a little better now. He has been on Galliprant due to elevated liver enzyme… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
711 satisfied customers
He has arthritis. When he takes Galliprant he gets diarrhea
He has arthritis. When he takes Galliprant he gets diarrhea now what? … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,299 satisfied customers
Upset stomach. He has an upset stomach and just threw up.
Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: not that we could see ..might have eaten something in yard there was a little green glob along with just kibble… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
711 satisfied customers
There is a bulge on the bottom of our puppy's stomach it
There is a bulge on the bottom of our puppy's stomach it looks like it's right where she had the surgery for getting fixed we want to know what it could be … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
711 satisfied customers
Upset stomach. He has an upset stomach and just threw up.
not that we could see ..might have eaten something in yard there was a little green glob along with just kibble … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
929 satisfied customers
Dog started bleeding from his mouth. There is slight
Dog started bleeding from his mouth. There is slight swelling on the left side of his mouth where the bleeding seems to be coming from. He is licking his paws and legs (normally) and leaving behind pi… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,440 satisfied customers
Can I give my dog tramadol for her arthritis while she's on
hi. Can I give my dog tramadol for her arthritis while she's on dexamethasone? Thank you … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,315 satisfied customers
She's seems to have arthritis is her back leg. limping at
she's seems to have arthritis is her back leg. limping at the end of the day in the evening. … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,315 satisfied customers
He's in pain. I think it may be either arthritis or a lyme's
He's in pain. I think it may be either arthritis or a lyme's flare up. I made an appt with his vet, but they can't see him until Friday. I've been giving him 1 baby aspirin a day to try and help the p… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
411 satisfied customers
My Dog has been taking Tramadol 50 mg. Tablets for Arthritis
My Dog has been taking Tramadol 50 mg. Tablets for Arthritis of his hips 1 tablet twice a day along with Carophen 1/2 tablet twice a day He ran out of his Tramadol yesterday can't get it till vet open… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,299 satisfied customers
11 year old Great Pyr/Wolfhound cross. Has arthritis. On
11 year old Great Pyr/Wolfhound cross. Has arthritis. On Rimadyl 100 mg 2x a day. Doing pretty well. Tonight panting. Needs me to be petting constantly. In pain for sure. Anything I can do until get t… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
411 satisfied customers
He has severe arthritis and is walking backwards, yelping
He has severe arthritis and is walking backwards, yelping when touched in certain areas and having a hard time pooping. The vet has him on cosequin, carprofen, tramadol. What else can I give him to he… read more
Dr Z
Dr Z
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,715 satisfied customers
I took my dog to the vet today and for arthritis she said
I took my dog to the vet today and for arthritis she said human panadol is perfectly fine for dogs, he is 14 and his blood results for liver/kidney damage was clear. Not thinking, i crushed 1x500mg pa… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
411 satisfied customers
Pain, believed to be arthritis can I give him ibuprofen and
Pain, believed to be arthritis can I give him ibuprofen and if so how much. … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
568 satisfied customers
Super loud stomach/intestinal gurgling. Super loud stomach
not really, he's a picky eater...we tried some new treats from barkbox he had a few extra yesterday… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,533 satisfied customers
Edge of ear bleeding from dog bite. We can get bleeding to
we can get bleeding to stop but once he shakes his head it starts bleeding again… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,533 satisfied customers
Arthritis pain. He ran out of veterinary ibuprofen. Is it
Arthritis pain. He ran out of veterinary ibuprofen. Is it safe to give him ibuprofen for humans? … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,326 satisfied customers
Older dog with arthritis in her hips. Was taking Nabumetone
Older dog with arthritis in her hips. Was taking Nabumetone 750mg daily. Did very well for years, Son runs out of the medication. She has be without it for almost 2 months. Son took her to the vet bec… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
939 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