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My 13 year old, very slim, female has had a very noticeably bloated tummy for 2 days.

-Eating is normal--very healthy appetite

-she eats senior dry, moistened w/ water, 1.5 cups twice a day

-drinking fresh/clean water is normal

-not pooping enough, (small amount)in my opinion, and has not for a few months

-Behavior, attitutude, temprament are all normal yesterday, and today. No different than any other day. No signs of distress of discomfort.

I immediately pulled up the info for Bloat from wikipedia and other sources, and that sounds like it would definitely not be a 2 day situation.

Please tell me if I am wrong. I will be in the car with her right now. I just don't see signs of an emergency, but I worry.

Advice Please :huh

 

 

 

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If it's a very noticeably bloated tummy, I'd want her seen sooner rather than later. She could have a partial obstruction, and that can get worse very quickly.

 

Sending prayers.

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Agree with Batmom. I would take her in sooner rather than later... just in case.

 

 

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Certainly DOES sound like a vet situation! Might be bloat, an obstruction ... could be anything! Love, hugs and good luck!

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Any gurgly noises or tummy rumbling?

 

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Any gurgly noises or tummy rumbling?

No noise, no gas, no gurgling.

Also, it is sooo unlikely that she has any foreign object in her tummy. This house is very "grey-proofed", and she is not particularly interested in toys or small objects, string...anything...never has been. I am super-protective, and I stand out in the back yard watching them every minute they are outside. An obstruction is unlikely. Not impossible, but highly unlikely.

 

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I would be concerned there might be a mass.

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Bloat is an acute emergency not a 2 day situation. However, there could be many things going on. At her age and with a noted extension of her stomach I would take her in.

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Obstruction isn't necessarily something she ate. As Greytlady notes, could be a mass, could be a bunch of things. It isn't normal, and it's something that has the potential to go bad fast.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Thanks to all who replied. It all happened so quickly, as you know. We took Teton to the vet, and they found fluid in her adbomen/belly region, which is not good. X-rays found nothing, but the fluid continued to build, and she pottied constantly because it was pressing on her bladder. The fluid was tested and cancer cells were found. We let Teton go in peace before she took a turn for the worse, and she has joined Smokey at the Bridge. I will miss my beautiful princess, my little white shadow.

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I'm so sorry.

 

Godspeed, sweetheart.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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:(:grouphug

 

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Oh no, I am so very sorry.

 

 

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Thanks to all who replied. It all happened so quickly, as you know. We took Teton to the vet, and they found fluid in her adbomen/belly region, which is not good. X-rays found nothing, but the fluid continued to build, and she pottied constantly because it was pressing on her bladder. The fluid was tested and cancer cells were found. We let Teton go in peace before she took a turn for the worse, and she has joined Smokey at the Bridge. I will miss my beautiful princess, my little white shadow.

 

 

I am so sorry. That is the same thing that our Brandy had, and I was so fearful when I read your post. We all feel your pain.

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