Q. Bloating, labor breathing sleeping, pink gums I think, 20 breaths

Nov 25, 2022

Bennys breathing and stance

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First of all, I’m sorry that I couldn’t answer your question quickly.

Did the bloat occur all of a sudden without any particular incidence? If the bloat occurred due to eating too much food, hydrate her well and gently massage her stomach to assist with digestion. If not, without any first-hand palpation or experience with the patient, it is hard to tell. However, if the stomach bloat persists, you need to bring him to the ER as a life-threatening situation such as GDV(gastric dilatation and volvulus) can be suspected. Common clinical symptoms found in GDV are bloat, retching, stomach pain, collapse, abdominal distension, and excessive drooling.

And if he still has trouble breathing, the causes of this include respiratory infection/inflammation, heart failure, persistent pain, heat stroke, etc.
Whatever the cause, prompt veterinary intervention is essential. So please take him to the animal hospital as soon as possible. If you don’t have an animal hospital to treat him right now, please consider visiting the emergency room.