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  • My pit bull is a puppy and has a fat stomach but I can see his ribs. Is this normal?

    This is not normal. I recommend that you take him into see your veterinarian as soon as possible. This can be a sign of intestinal parasites, not being able to absorb nutrients from his food, or another underlying medical condition.

    Your veterinarian can talk to you more about what is causing this after they have examined him. They may also need to perform some laboratory tests to help with the diagnosis. The treatment that he needs will vary depending on the underlying cause. 


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