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My 12 year old Shih Tsu appears to have a bloated stomach.

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My 12 year old...

My 12 year old Shih Tsu appears to have a bloated stomach. Should I

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the shih tsu?

Seek a vet tonight or can I wait until tomorrow morning.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the shih tsu seem to hurt?

He is not complaining. He is just bloated in the belly and is just sitting down.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

Nothing out of the ordinary.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is the shih tsu eating normally?

He has a healthy appetite. Is getting slower with his movements and even a slight limp but I attribute that to his age.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

Nothing on his paws that I can see. I'm just concerned because he is normally very slim in the belly.

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

He is on doggy Lasix and another pill daily.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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1- How long has he had the abdominal swelling?

2- Why is he on Lasix?

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