Q. My dog won't eat or drink. He is sensitive if I touch his lower back. He keeps stretching downward with his face on the floor and his butt up in the

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A. This a posture dogs take when there is abdominal pain. It relieves discomfort. He should be seen by your vet for an exam and possibly xrays to determine the cause. If you can't see a vet just now, consider withholding food and water for 12-24 hours. Afterwards, try offering a very small portion of a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). If he doesn't eat or the behavior persists, you should definitely have him examined.

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