Thursday, October 24, 2013

Canine Bloat

Gastric Dilation Volvulus (AKA:Bloat, gastric torsion, GDV). Large, deep-chested dogs are predisposed to this condition where the stomach rotates around itself. Risk factors associated with this condition include stress, once a day feeding, dogs that eat too fast and/or exercise after eating.

The signs of bloat include abdominal distention, abdominal pain, salivation, retching and/or vomiting. If your dog shows these clinical signs, immediate veterinary intervention is necessary and surgery to return the stomach to a normal position.

Dr. Leo Londono D.V.M.- HAH
University of Florida 

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