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Concerned- Upset Tummy??
by Teri
Concerned- Upset Tummy??My 9 year old female Maltese (bitch) is showing this strange behavior and I'm a bit concerned. I'll try and describe this as best as I can. It starts by her quickly jumping up and quickly walking around. As she is doing this, it looks like she is slightly bending her back as if she is holding in her tummy. She walks with a brisk trot with her head down, as if looking for something. Then, for no reason, she will lie down as quickly as she got up and everything seems to be fine. She may do this one or more times. It's as if she is looking for a place to "go" and desides against it. I can't tell if it is gas pains or a tummy upset. (Hopefully, nothing worse.) She usually shows this type of behavior if she has eaten something that doesn't agree with her. However, I have not changed her diet and I have been avoiding giving her any type of food that could cause this "problem". If anybody has seen this in their dog's behavior, or knows a reason for this, I would be very grateful to hear from you.


Teri: Sounds like she is in pain, if this continues, I recommend a visit to your Vet. When KoKo has a tummy ache she rings the bell to go outside. She searches for the right place and can't find it. We go inside and she rings the bell again, this can go on for 1 to 2 hours before she finally goes and it is usually loose. Thank god it has only happened 2 times in her life, however, seems to always be at night. Haven't had but one loose situation with Shayna and I wasn't home, but she made a mess of herself. (Long Coat) Let us know how she is doing and what your Vet says.

Teri, I think you should call your vet and see what he/she says....you may want to get her examined.
Libby & Buster
Hi Terri, My Phoebe has done the same thing - but it wasn't because she was constipated, she just had some sort of tummy ache. I took Phoebe to the vet and he gave her an antibiotic. She was better the next day. Phoebe is 5 years and it has only happend 3 times - none in the last 2 years. I'm sorry I don't remember the medical term for what it was - but your vet can tell you - please take her ASAP. But don't worry, she'll be fine :)

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