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Q. My dog stomach got swollen and his mobility is slow and has no appetite not sure if he has bowel movement

A. A swollen belly could be an indicator of fluid in the abdomen, or possibly a stomach or intestinal blockage. If he also has no appetite and hasn't had a bowel movement recently I am definitely worried about a blockage. I recommend you seek veterinary care for him immediately in order to have x-rays done and see if the cause of the abdominal distention can be determined. I'm sorry I don't have more specific advice for you, however abdominal distention, no appetite and no bowel movement are all signs of a potential GI obstruction, and he needs further diagnostics and appropriate treatment.

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

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