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My dog’s belly feels like a balloon ready to pop, he’s not…

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Hi, my dog’s belly...

Hi, my dog’s belly feels like a balloon ready to pop , he’s not acting different or looks sick but he’s Nelly

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

He’s belly looks like a ballon ready pop he’s not acting differently

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your dog seem to hurt?

He doesn’t look in pain other then he’s belly looks hard and and he doesn’t wa t to eat he’s dry food

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. What is your dog's name and age?

Max is about 7 years and he’s a pappion papillon

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

But he’s not pooing like before , only small amounts

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Max has a swollen belly. Since you have not seen him defecate for some time, it's likely that he is constipated. I would try giving him some a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin to help soften and bulk up his stool to make it easier to pass.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I would also make sure he is hydrated by encouraging him to drink water. You can do that putting a teaspoon of low-sodium beef or chicken broth to a bowl of fresh water. Being well hydrated will also make it easier to pass stool.

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