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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Swelling - should I worry?

When you look at Joey from the back, his right side by the rib cage looks a little bigger than the left. He has no problem eating, drinking or playing, but does not like when I brush him.

He'll be seeing the vet next month for his annual bloodwork and stool sample, but should we go sooner?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 12:24 PM
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How long since you first noticed it? I would go sooner rather than later. I would not wait a month.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 01:30 PM
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People on the internet cannot see your dog or diagnose if there is a problem. If it were my dog he'd be in at the vet's to have it checked out right away.
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Took Joey to the vet today. They told us he's fine. They said it's probably the bulk of his winter coat. They could still feel his ribs. He only gained a pound since his last visit.

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That's great to hear. Thanks for the update!
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