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Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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Thank you Dr.. My dog can jump on and off the bed with a

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Thank you Dr. Amanda. My dog can jump on and off the bed with a lower bench to help him. He can lift his head. We do have a 2 story house, and he's going up and down the stairs. Can back pain make his abdomen so tense?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How old is your dog?

Can you tell me more of what is happening with your lad? How long has he been struggling?

Has he had any traumas, injuries, or falls?

You noted that he had a tense abdomen, if you press on his belly, does he have any tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

Any changes in breathing, thirst, or appetite?