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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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Had him to the emergency vet about a month ago. He had

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Had him to the emergency vet about a month ago. He had extreme pain in his stomach. They took x rays and said he had some small gas pockets, nothing twisted or blocked. They gave him pain killers. Then he was fine. He is now in extreme pain again with the same symptoms. Should I take him back ? Is there something I can give him to get rid of the gas. He is in so much pain
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

You can use gas-x to help with flatulence, but I would recommend going back to the ER to have treatment started again. If blood work was not run last time, I would request it this time to be sure there's no obvious cause for this pain such as pancreatitis.

Here's the dosing info for gas-x:

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
He is shreaking in pain, seems to flare up every 10 minutes or so. We are returning to ER. No blood work was run last time, just x rays. Does that sound like pancreatitis?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Pancreatitis can cause vocalization in dogs, absolutely. I would be concerned about a back problem, as well, as this can also show up as pain but look like abdominal pain.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. I didn't hear back from you yesterday. How is your companion?