Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2479. A new puppy has a swollen belly



Post-purchase vet examination. 
Swollen belly in this beagle just purhased. Worms? Over-eating?
X-rays show fluid in the abdomen. A diagnosis of ascites.

"Can it be cured?" the pre-teen daughter was reluctant to return the puppy to the seller.
"It depends on the cause," Dr Daniel said. "It could be a liver or heart problem."
"You are not fated to keep a puppy," the mother said to her as one of her previous 2 dogs died and the other had to be given away owing to excessive barking.
 

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