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Have you ever rubbed your abdomen or a child's to check for appendicitis? You do not press very hard, but you are firm keeping your fingers together as you "search" with pressure. Any knots, areas that produce a whimper (other than being annoyed they are on their back in Linus's case"), or you see any signs of bleeding--go in. Signs of internal bleeding usually look like burst capillaries under the skin or, of course, blood in the stool. But these types of injuries are usually so uncommon from just getting tangles up with a dog unless the dog was actually kicked several feet.
If you were already doing belly rubs and a petting session, sounds like your dog is fine.
Any attitude change? Nervous when anyone moves? Sometimes dogs do not show they are in pain, but subtle cues help you know they are.