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My 40 lb lab mix had a hard lower abdomen. Everything I've

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My 40 lb lab mix had a hard lower abdomen. Everything I've read sounds like it's either an obstruction or she's bloated. Can I give her a laxative or feed her something to help her move her bowels more easily?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Candy replied 2 years ago.

Hello. I am sorry to hear that Marley is not feeling well. My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help I just have a few questions.

Is her stomach just hard or is it bloated? If you tap on it does it sound like a drum?

Any attempts to vomit?

What color are her gums?

When did she last pass stool and was it normal?

Does she ever eat things she should not such as toys, clothing, etc?