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Q. Golden Chow,(fairly large dog), is having a symptom I'm not sure of. Intestinal Rolling Gas. No flatulation. Is he sick or will this pass? I'm concer

Answered By
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

A. If your dog appears "fatter " than usual or his abdomen is extended, you need to take him to an emergency room or veterinarian right away as he could be suffering from a bloated stomach or, worse, a GDV (gastric dilatative volvulus----twisted stomach caused b y excessive gas). This is a life-threatening condition and time is of the essence here.


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