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15 Jan 2006

Swollen Belly on 2 week old pup
His belly was normal when I went to work this morning and is swollen to about twice it's normal size currently. No vet is open until Monday morning. Anything I can do until that time or is this puppy going a die?
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01 Jan 0001

The most common reason for sudden enlargement of a puppy's tummy is overeating or gas accumulation. This will normally resolve overnight. If not, or if the pup gets worse it needs to be examined by a vet. Al vets will have emergency contact details on their answering service.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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