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5 Questions about Dog Bloat or Twisted Stomach

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5 Questions about Dog Bloat or Twisted Stomach

5 Tips for Dog Bloat or Twisted Stomach

5 Questions about Dog Bloat or Twisted Stomach

What is it? 

Dog Bloat, twisted stomach and torsion are all terms used to describe gastric dilatation and volvulus, in which a dog's stomach is distended and then rotates into a dangerous position.

Why does it happen?

The exact cause is unknown, but there are a multitude of factors that are suspected to cause susceptibility to bloat such as rapid eating, infrequent feeding, genetics, and more.

Who does it affect?

Dog Bloat can happen to any dog, but deep chested and large breeds have a higher risk. Great Danes, St Bernard's and Weimaraners are a few at risk breeds, but all dogs are vulnerable.

What are the signs?

Restlessness, pacing, unsuccessful vomiting, and enlarged abdomen are all signs. Unfortunately, sometimes bloat can occur without prior warning. Seek veterinary care immediately.

What can I do?

Ask your veterinarian about a procedure called gastropexy that prevents bloat. By performing this procedure, you can potentially save your dog's life.

 

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