This little dog is a dog with a swollen stomach. Better yet, a Yorkie with swollen stomach!! We love him at the clinic. In this video, Dr. Smith discusses why the owners decided to seek help. When he came to the hospital, his stomach was swollen and Dr. Smith said: “It looks like he swallowed a bowling ball!” He is a dog with a swollen stomach. After running a bunch of tests, we procured two diagnosis: right sided heart failure and lymphangiectasia. UMH!! What the he!l is “lymphan….whatever?” Actually, it is a disease usually seen in Terrier breeds occurring when the lymph vessels of the intestines fail to function properly. This failure leads to fluid going into the abdomen. When the fluid builds up, the belly looks like a bowling ball. Very uncomfortable for these lil’ guys!! We treat these problems with a few different medicines.
For the heart failure, we are going to use Vetmedin and Lasix. For the lymphan….whatever, we will use prednisone. Hopefully, we can get Pepper feeling better and get him back to being his old self.
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