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    Puppy with swollen side/belly

    I have a Papillon puppy who is the runt of his litter - half the size of his 6 littermates, but he still eats and plays and acts chipper, so it looked like he was going to turn out ok.

    But last night before bed I saw that he has a swollen belly... not the entire belly, just one side! It looks awful, and I don't know what to do! I wormed him, and there was some worms on the floor this morning, but he was still swollen. Please help!






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    Re: Puppy with swollen side/belly

    Vet.........

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    If you noticed this last night before bed, and it is now 2:30 in the afternoon the next day, WHY ARE YOU HERE ASKING THIS QUESTION?? That puppy should have been at the vet ASAP!

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    Vet now! Go to the Emergency vet if your regular one is closed. Do not wait.

    (He is probably the cutest puppy I've seen...please update after he's seen the vet).
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    I really hope that you have taken him to the vet by now.

    Please update us when you find out what is going on.
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    I cannot believe you would discover this and find it so urgernt that you only ask an internet forum and then wait. I hope that poor thing makes it. Take him to the vet and judging from not just this thread but your few other posts, stop breeding.

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    Something is wrong inside.....one of my ferrets had a swelling like that, and he turned out to have liver cancer (he was old) . Or it could be the spleen, judging from the location. Either way, it's bad! He needs to see a vet ASAP! Internal swelling is never a good sign.
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    Re: Puppy with swollen side/belly

    I too hope that you got this little guy to a vet.

    Possible herniation could be what that is also.

    Please let us know what the vet tells you.
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    My god.
    You get this puppy to a vet RIGHT NOW.
    This looks like a herniation and could kill the pup.
    I don't understand why you even have to ASK whether this is an emergency or not.
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    Re: Puppy with swollen side/belly

    Get this pup to the vet NOW!
    Is the pup of your breeding?

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    Looks like a fairly serious inguinal hernia. I'd take the pup to a vet ASAP. I've not personally seen one that large....

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    Re: Puppy with swollen side/belly

    Quote Originally Posted by GypsyJazmine View Post
    Get this pup to the vet NOW!
    Is the pup of your breeding?
    From what I gather from his few other posts (shipping one of his dogs, the runt of this litter of whatever) s/he is breeding. I don't know if I can stomach one more of these type of posts.

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    Looks like a hernia, take the pup to the vet ASAP.

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    Re: Puppy with swollen side/belly

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoseWordsAtBest View Post
    From what I gather from his few other posts (shipping one of his dogs, the runt of this litter of whatever) s/he is breeding. I don't know if I can stomach one more of these type of posts.
    I SO hear ya'!

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    Re: Puppy with swollen side/belly

    VET!!!!

    This post makes me so sad on so many levels.
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