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Old 07-27-2013, 07:24 AM
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Lilo has had a bloated/swollen belly ever since we've had her (not just after she eats). It got better when we switched her to the raw diet, but never went completely. We thought she might have worms at the start, but the vet didn't mention it during her check up so we assumed it must be fine. She was also scooting a lot at the start, but that got better. It's not hugely bloated, but it is swollen. Coco's belly was not like that at all as a puppy.

So anyway, yesterday I heard her whine and noticed she left a white(ish) pale brown kind of 'creamy' looking discharge on her bed (no smell). Her belly also seemed more swollen than usual. She was also calmer than usual all day. Then when we took her for a walk at the end of the afternoon, she vomited. She ate boiled chicken later on and it went down fine though.

I read about a lot of things online, but was curious to know what people here thought it could be? We called the vet and she asked us to come in on monday, but I thought I should ask on here in the mean time.

A lot of the results online were about heat/pregnancy, anal glands issues, pyometra and urinary infection/vaginitis, but she's not even 5 months yet... and shows no other signs of heat anyway. There is no horrible smell like they say it should be for anal sacs problems... she doesn't have difficulty or pain when peeing so urinary infection seems unlikely. I don't know, am I worried about nothing? It's just that on top of the ear infection/ear mites that was treated last month, the skin turning dark grey, the patch of hair thinning out on her side, etc... I just want her to be healthy.
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Has Lilo ever been deworm? I would take a stool sample to be sure everything's right.
How you maybe take a picture of her belly?
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Sorry I don't know but just wanted to say hope she's ok xx
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The previous owner said she did, though there's no way to know for sure if that's true. We've been giving her Advocate drops each month (which protects against roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and fleas, I think).

That was taken a week ago. My red curtains create a lighting that makes her skin look worse than it really is btw, but it kinda shows the bloating.
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Poor baby!
It worried me that you say she has been like that since you got her. How old was she then?
Is that the same breeder that sent her with ear mites??
About deworming there are, within this forum a lot of mixed feelings, but I have read that puppies get worms from the mother so you should deworm them, if that is the same breeder from the ear mites I wouldn't believe anything he/she says.
I would say no matter what, bring with you a sample on monday if it comes back negative at least you'll know.
What is Advocate? is that a dewormer?

What does she eat? you said raw? does she eat anything else? How much does she pee? is it dark pee?
I would say she is definitely not in heat
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We got her at 13 weeks old (she's 21 weeks now) and yes she had ear mites already! :/ Though we didn't realise it at the time... the vet put her on Canaural ear drops for 4 weeks and that's sorted at least... but the drops made her lose hair on her ears and other side effect. Poor little Lilo. :/

We've been worried about her bloated belly from the start, but the vet didn't seem to care during her check up.

Advocate is an external dewormer as well as for prevention (I believe)... but it only treats the worms I listed above.

As for her diet, she eats Ziwipeak and raw.

The colour of her pee is normal I think.
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I not as well educated about chis as a lot of other members, but my instinct says "worms!" My vet gives two doses of dewormers several weeks apart. Poor LILO! I hope she's feeling better soon!
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I not as well educated about chis as a lot of other members, but my instinct says "worms!" My vet gives two doses of dewormers several weeks apart. Poor LILO! I hope she's feeling better soon!
That's what I was thinking too. That's why I'm surprised the vet wasn't bothered by it. She just told us to give her Advocate each month and that's it. I've been checking her stools and haven't seen anything abnormal... though I know it's not always visible.

She seems to feel fine today though. I bought her a new toy and a deer antler stick this morning so she's running around all excited. :]
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