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
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.