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Her belly is hard but showing no signs of discomfort. Her…

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Her belly is hard...

Her belly is hard but showing no signs of discomfort

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?

Her belly is hard but showing no signs of discomfort

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

She doesn't hurt

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. What is the dog's name and age?

J and she is 9

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 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 J, please?

A nonpainful "hard" belly suggests one that is effusive - full of free fluid as might be seen with right-sided heart failure or hypoalbuminemia (low serum albumin level) consistent with a lack of production of the small protein albumin in the liver or loss of albumin through the kidneys or bowel.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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