A twisted stomach is the number two killer of dogs.
Twisted stomach pinches off the blood supply and causes a host of other dangers to the animal’s health.
Twisted stomach condition is extremely life threatening.
Dogs that have a deep chest and a small waist are at risk.
Feeding smaller meals several times a day is the best option for reducing the risk.
What contributes to it is excessive amounts of food or water and too much activity after eating.
Give the dog a caplet of Phazyme if you have one in the house and take it to the vet immediately.
You will notice that the dog will start to pass gas and sometimes it will pass gas from both ends.
Rescue Remedy, a combination of flower essences that is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth, may help ease the shock and trauma. Be sure you take the dog to the vet or animal emergency center.
The quicker a bloating dog gets professional treatment the better.
Signs and symptoms to look for: belly bloating, pale gums, anxious behavior, depression, abdominal pain and distention, collapse, excessive drooling, and vomiting to the point of unproductive dry heaving. In some cases, there is labored breathing, rapid heartbeat, and weak pulse.
Video: Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat in Dogs
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