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Bloated tummy & off food, sleeping & vomited twice. Vet

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Bloated tummy & off...

Bloated tummy & off food , sleeping & vomited twice

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Really worried , he don’t seem to be n pain .. but huge bloated tummy off food & sleeping ore than usual . Sad eyes
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on your dog, please?

A "huge bloated belly" can be caused by air distending the gastrointestinal tract, organomegaly (enlargement of the abdominal organs), or an abdominal effusion (free fluid in the abdominal cavity). His vet will want to perform a complete physical exam which should include diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests, and imaging in the form of X-rays or ultrasound of his abdomen.

How old and which breed is he, please? How long has he been symptomatic in that manner?

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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