BLOAT - THE MOTHER OF ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

What is Bloat?
Bloat is a life threatening condition in which the stomach rapidly fills with air. Sometimes the stomach then twists upon itself, preventing the air from escaping. If not treated, this condition can rapidly progress (in less than one hour) to death. Twisting of the gas filled stomach is known as GDV (gastric dilatation and volvulus).

GET TO A VET OR EMERGENCY CLINIC IF YOUR DOG HAS THESE SYMPTOMS
Excessive Drooling
Panting
Distended Firm Belly
Dry Heaving and Retching
Restlessness

What Causes Bloat?
As of yet we do not know exactly why dogs get bloat, but here are some strongly suspected risk factors:

What Can You Do?

How is Bloat Treated?