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Emergency Rebecca Might Have Bloat Or Water Retention?

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I was giving Rebecca a cut and blow dry earlier and I noticed that when I would hold her up in my palm (she is a runner!), I heard what sounded like water does when it's inside a bottle and rushing to one side and making a 'plop' sound. I thought it was her squeaking to not be held but I tilted my hand a few times and the same noise would appear. I'm not sure whether she had just drunk but she has always been the fattest piggy and likes to sit around a lot, so I just thought she was a fat pig but perhaps she is bloated or has water retention? I always notice that, come time for a cut, her nether regions are always soaked with pee, but I thought that I might have picked her up when she just went or it's because she just sits around a lot, but when I was cutting her hair I noticed that it had stuck together so perhaps she is peeing a lot.

She has never been to the vet so I think I will make an appointment for her as I'm a bit concerned despite her not appearing to be in pain. Does any of this sound like classic symptoms of anything?
 

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Fluid bloat does sound like sloshing but she would be lethargic and miserable as it makes them feel lousy. Is she ok in herself generally and eating and pooing ok?
 

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Please have her seen promptly by a vet. If she is not eating normally or is looking unwell/in discomfort, then it could be an emergency.
 

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My long-haired ladies (Lulu and Ivy) both suffer with wet bum hair, due to the length of the hair around there - it gets sat upon - and especially Lulu isn't much of a mover. I keep the hair short at the back, but they still need a bum wash regularly. I would see the vet if you are worried (it's always best to be sure), but if she is well in herself, I wouldn't have thought it was bloat. If she does have a urinary problem, she may be constantly dribbling, so getting her checked out is probably wise as it's harder to tell with longer coats.
 

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I noticed that when I picked her up today her bum was (very slightly) wet despite me cutting it to nothing. I cut her sister's bum hair and she did not appear to be wet so I am coming to the conclusion that she might have some urinary issues or just be lying in her pee a lot - which is not realistic since I have fleece and it should wick to the bottom. I noticed that her stomach did not seem as bloated today and I am going to take her to the vet for sure.
 

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:hmm:There is a test , flick your finger lightly on the tummy , and notice whether the sound is a sharp sound, or a hollow sound.
If you are not sure pratice on a baloon !

But in all honesty it is never worth tacking chances with these type of D.I.Y tests as they are far to inconclusive .

If it were my pig l would phone a out of hours vet, as if it were bloat or some other tummy disorder it can be fatal very quicly
 

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Just thought ld add , do not try any human bloat meds, unless recomended by your vet, as you could
Turn many little pocets of gas into one big possebaly painfull ball of gas
 

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Oh no for sure. I never give them anything unless I have read it online (here usually) or the vet has recommended it.

It could explain why she has a tendency to sit down a lot and not move much since she has just been uncomfortable all the time. Though, she is a lazy and bossy bitch otherwise so it might not be anything lol
 

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She's fine. She has had it for months now I think about it so it's nothing new. I always just thought she was a fat pig and also didn't move very much so that's why she was so fat compared to the others but she is overdue for a 1st visit to the vet! She is 1.75 yrs old so nearly through a 1/3 of her life at the least.
 

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She's fine. She has had it for months now I think about it so it's nothing new. I always just thought she was a fat pig and also didn't move very much so that's why she was so fat compared to the others but she is overdue for a 1st visit to the vet! She is 1.75 yrs old so nearly through a 1/3 of her life at the least.
Please have her checked over by a vet.

This thread here can help you find out whether she is fine for her size or overweight and what you can do about it: The Importance Of Weighing - Ideal Weight / Overweight / Underweight
 

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In that case then she must be suffering from bloat as her weight is in the normal range but her belly is always fuller than everyone else's.

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