I rushed Cooper into the vet this evening when he started showing symptoms that looked like bloat to me. Earlier this afternoon he started gagging and tried to throw up but white slime just came out, it was hanging from his mouth like drool. I didn't think too much of it and later put him in his crate for about an hour. When I took him out there was more slime and a retching noise was coming from the back of his throat. I had never heard anything like it and he was panting heavily. Luckily my vet's office was still open and they took him right away. The Internal Medicine vet saw him and took chest and stomach x-rays. When he listened to his lungs, he said they didn't sound clear, therefore the chest x-rays. He also had a fever of 103.8. His chest x-rays came back clear but his stomach was full of gas. But no signs of torsion and the vet didn't think it was severe enough to go in with a tube. He gave him injections for nausea as well as penicillin and baytril because of the fever and possibility of infection. He told me to give him Gas-X and watch him carefully tonight and no food, only ice chips. Any changes and we are to take him to the ER vet. They would have kept him there for observation but they were closing and no one is there overnight, so he felt that he's better off at home where we can monitor him. He seems more comfortable now and isn't panting like he was. They said he was breathing from his abdomen rather than his chest (or something like that) when we came in. Bloodwork will be back in the morning to see if anything else is going on. I feel like I can breathe again.