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Q. My 11 yr old chihuahua mix has a couple of bumps, bad breath, coughing, abdomen bloating, sleeps alots & sometimes has diarrhea,

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LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. I would be very concerned for his health and recommend you get a complete health check as soon as possible. Abdominal bloating can indicate a fluid build up which compresses both the intestines and lung fields and can cause coughing and diarrhea. If this is present, it is important to investigate underlying medical causes such as heart or liver disease in order to guide appropriate treatment


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