Q. The vet said our rotttie may have an intestinal blockage because he has a lot of gas build up. The xrays were clear. Should I be concerned?

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A. You should be very concerned. If intestinal blockage is undetected it may lead to serious complications. It should be rule in or out as soon as possible. Your dog may need another x-ray or contrast study. You should talk to your vet about further investigation if he/she hasn't offered any yet.

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