Hi my name is*****'m an Emergency veterinarian and I'm hoping to be of help to you and Ricky tonight. What a naughty puppy eating all that food! Can you please let me know if Ricky has thrown up at all? And has he had any other medical problems since you've had him?
Good! I'm glad to hear Ricky has been a healthy puppy. It sounds like he has given himself a mild food bloat, similar to you or me overeating at Thanksgiving. His heavy breathing and abdominal distention would be of concern if it persists or worsens over the next 10-12 hours. I'm happy to hear he is comfortable enough to be resting though. He should be fine, but monitor closely for worsening bloating or development of vomiting or dry heaving - if these are seen he should be taken to a veterinarian as he will need abdominal X-rays to ensure he has not twisted his stomach or ingested something that is causing a gastrointestinal obstruction. He may benefit from frequent short walks for the next 24 hours and I would withhold food for about 12-16 hours to give him time to digest, he should have access to water but be sure to prevent him from drinking large amounts all at once.
I hope this is helpful and I wish you and Ricky the best of luck! Please let me know if there is anything further I can assist with!
You are very welcome!
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