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Q. A 26 lb jack Russell with extreme bloating 15 year old can I administer a glycerin suppository or a simple enema with safty

Answered By
JESSICA L DESROSIERS

A. Bloat is a serious emergency condition and may indicate that the stomach or intestines have torsed. It is best to seek care at your local vet or emergency clinic ASAP rather than attempt home care which could be harmful.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. I would not recommend doing that. The bloat might not be due to constipation, it might be fluids in the abdomen due to heart problems or a tumor. It could also be due to a gastrointestinal blockage.

I recommend bringing him to the vet in order to get this problem diagnosed and hopefully treated.


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