Dog Bloat

Dog bloat?

Question:My dog is retching but not producing any vomit, just clear liquid. What do I do?Answer:If your dog’s abdomen is distended (pushed out) and he’s drooling and pacing or restless, then this is serious and your dog must be taken to a hospital immediately. It is most likely bloat or gastric dilatation, which is when […]

by Christine McLaughlin
March 31st, 2011

Bloat prevention

Question:What is the best way to prevent my Doberman from getting bloat?Answer:Bloat, also called Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), happens when the stomach enlarges and rotates on its axis due to food, liquid, and gas becoming trapped in it. It is most common in large and giant breed, deep-chested dogs.The best way to prevent it is to […]

by Pets Unlimited Veterinary Staff
February 15th, 2010

Feeling bloated isn’t just a nuisance for dogs

Everyone feels bloated at times, and nobody enjoys it. Just like humans, dogs can become bloated for a variety of reasons. A major difference for your dog is that his bloat can quickly become a serious, even life-threatening condition, if left untreated.Bloat occurs when your pet’s abdominal area fills with fluid, foam or excess gas. […]

by dogtime
June 2nd, 2009
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