I noticed last night that one of my 5 week old silkies has ascites (water belly). Unfortunately there is no cure. Her heart and liver are failing and her liver is draining fluid into her abdomen which has become so swollen that she is having trouble breathing. To confirm my suspicion I drained fluid from her belly and it's the classic "look" for ascites. I don't want her to suffer so I asked my husband to let he cross over to rainbow bridge this evening.