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I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for Macey.
Are her gums pink and wet?
Is she eating, active and passing normal poo and pee?
Thank you, sure.
Has she had any panting, coughing or excess thirst?
Is she slowing down or struggling with her mobility?
When did she last see a vet?
Has she been neutered?
Sure thing, thanks.
Do you know when her last season was?
Has she had any vaginal discharge or has she been licking at her back end?
Ok, got it.
Before typing my full reply is there anything else I should know?
Please bear with me as I type my reply which will take a few minutes.
I'm sorry Macey has been bloated and know you will be worried for her.
Given her age and breed, this sign is a red flag.
Bloating like this can have a range of causes including:
Given that there are several serious things that could be going on, it is important we schedule her in to be checked over ASAP.
The vet will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test and abdominal scan.
Once we have a better idea of what is going on, we can determine what the treatment plan may be.
No problem at all.
Do you have any further questions today?
And you, and wishing Macey all the very best.
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