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    I'm JUST now reading this… I'm so sorry you had such a scare w/Riggins!!! I'm so glad that he's home now, and doing much better...

    I'm also very sorry to hear about all of your losses… I have lost 3 dogs in the last year, and I know how devastating that can be. You obviously care very deeply for your babies… everyone here at EBN has been unbelievably supportive and caring to me and my family. Please know that we are ALL here for you as well…

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    So glad to hear he's doing good & it wasn't serious. Good thing you took him in right away though. Now on to the Birthday celebrations!
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    [QUOTE=mer55;493525]
    Quote Originally Posted by Rigginsluv11 View Post
    Thank you! I was so scared but I'm so happy it seems to just be lots of gas. He is tooting some so that is good. I worry so much about him so I'll probably check his tummy 1000 times today!  But I am so happy he is home!!! He is laying on my pillow next to my head. ❤️

    Soooo glad to read this, BUT, are you sure you want a bully full of gas laying next to your head??? Just sayin'

    As long as he is home with me, I'll take the toots! 💨💨 haha 😃😃


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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    @Rigginsluv11 You're a good mommy for doing what you did! Thank gosh, who would ever imagine we would be so happy about bully farts!!

    Happy Birthday Riggs, you super cutie!!
    Hahaha I know right!! I get excited when he toots! He seems so much more comfortable and his belly looks much more normal now. 😃 just need to get all the gas out of there! 💨💨💨


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    So Relieved to hear Riggins is OK!!! You guys need to have a snuggle stress free day!

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    [QUOTE=Texas Carol;493557]
    Quote Originally Posted by Rigginsluv11 View Post
    Thank you so much everyone! Riggins is home with me!! I just picked him up. The bloating has gone down some and the X-ray was better as well.  The dr said that I need to give him gas-x with his food. I'm also going to feed him in smaller meals during the day. The dr wasn't sure exactly why he ended up with all that gas in his tummy. He did say that Rigs was full of food. He had eaten 4 1/2 hours before the X-ray so he shouldn't have been so full. After talking to the dr, we decided that we are going to slowly transition him back his old Fromm food from the Canidae he is now on. The pieces are smaller for him to digest and he didn't have these gas issues while on Fromm. They did tell me that I did the right thing by calling them and rushing him in. Based on the drs initial exam, he really thought he had bloat and not just terrible gas. He said time is of the essence when it comes to possible bloat so never question it. Get your bullie checked just to be safe.  I am so happy to have him home with me to snuggle. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and kind words!

    If I might ask...why did you take him off his old food? Also, how much
    do you feed at each meal (what is his weight & age, again, please).
    What treats might he had yesterday to create this issue?

    All the above so as to help us understand & avoid the same~Thanks!
    We switched him to the Canidae All Life Stages per the recommendation of my friend. He actually bought Riggins for me after I lost my first Boston. He has fed his bullie the Canidae virtually his whole life and raved about it. It was MUCH cheaper than the Fromm so we transitioned him over maybe month and a half to two months ago. It just seems like the gas has come out of nowhere. His chin bumps seem worse. His coat doesn't seem as good. So I was just talking with my husband yesterday about transitioning back. He didn't have these problems before. It could be a coincidence but maybe it's not.

    Riggins is a petite male. He is 1 today and weighs 32lbs. He gets 1 cup at breakfast around 7am, 1/2 cup for lunch around 12:30 and 1 cup for dinner at 5:30. My regular vet says that he looks excellent. He does not get any human foods at all, ever. He rarely gets treats either unless I'm trying to train him and even then, it is a tiny piece. He is allowed to get little treats when I take him to Lowes so that's a big trip for him! 😊 The only thing he had differently yesterday was a very small treat that was homemade just for dogs. It had sweet potato, apples and cranberries. He got that at the local pet store/bulldog rescue. But the was very small as well. Nothing seemed different.

    He is doing so much better now! He is running around and being crazy. It's probably because we just took a nap. 😃

    Thank you all again so much! It was so nice to know I could come here to feel some support. Not everyone understands how how these bullies take our hearts instantly! He sure scared me!!!


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    Just read this, so happy Riggins is doing ok!!! What a sweet face
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    It comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.


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    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Sherman had the exact same thing when he was about 9 months. They finally gave him barium in order to get the gas moving. We cut back his feedings and he has to be calm for 30 to 45 minutes after he eats. No similar issues since. It was scary though so I an glad he is back home!

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    I'm glad your Sherman is fine after cutting back his feedings. I'm going to do the same with Rigs and get him back on Fromm. It's definitely scary to hear bloat! I'm just glad it's 💨💨💨😃 Here is his birthday pic today 😊🎉


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    Oh Happy 1st Birthday Riggins!!! Sorry it started out in the ER… what a way to party… LOL


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    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Such a cutie! Happy Birthday Riggins! So glad you are home to enjoy your birthday celebration and are feeling better!
    Happiness is a warm bulldog!

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    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    I am just reading this now and as I getter further down the thread I see Riggins is home what a relief, So happy he is all good.

    Happy Birthday Riggins you beautiful boy

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