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Distended Abdomen Dog 10+ Years No Vomiting Not Painful

Based on the answers you provided, the Web-DVM Symptom Checker has determined that the following are possible causes for your dog’s distended abdomen. Please bear in mind that with the exception of splenic hematoma, not included in the list below are other abdominal masses, some benign (not cancerous), some malignant (cancerous) that can arise from any number of intra-abdominal organs at this advanced age and lead to a distended abdomen. Please read the Web-DVM articles for more information on these diseases. If you still seek further information, please visit our Ask The Vet page to submit a one on one consultation with a licensed veterinarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Intestinal Parasites
Partial GI foreign body obstruction
Cushings disease
Pyometra (unspayed females only)
Splenic hematoma

18 thoughts on “Distended Abdomen Dog 10+ Years No Vomiting Not Painful

  1. Cathy says:

    Male dog. 11 years old. No appetite for two days. Mostly laying in bed all day, no eating and little drinking. Abdomen seems bloated. Also today has diarrhea. Very lethargic. This came on very suddenly, since two days ago he was perfectly fine.

  2. Paige says:

    Did you ever get an answer as to what was actually going on with your dog? Did he eventually get well? I’m wondering because reading your comment I thought it sounded just like what my female cocker is currently experiencing & I am starting to get really worried about her! She has barely eaten or had anything to drink or even moved in almost 3 days now!!

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