BLOAT in Dogs, is also known as gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV.
The stomach becomes distended with gas and puts pressure on the diaphragm, which can cause breathing problems.
IT’S USUALLY A MEDICAL EMERGENCY
ANY DOG CAN GET BLOAT, but it’s much more common in deep-chested, large breeds, such as Akitas, Boxers, Basset Hounds, and German Shepherds. Some dogs are at a higher risk than others, including Great Danes, Gordon Setters, Irish Setters, Weimaraners, and St. Bernards.
SIGNS and SYMPTOMS of Bloat:
- distention of the abdomen
- unproductive attempts to vomit
- excessive salivation
- blue colored gums and tongue
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