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Tuesday 27th of June 2017



Gastric Dilatation-volvulus (bloat) - dog health experiences


Gastric Dilatation-volvulus (bloat) dog experience
Dog Owner:
Michelle
Location: Boulder CO USA

I just lost my nine year old lab/golden mix to GDV three weeks after he had emergency surgery. Herky was a very healthy active dog who developed GDV while he was being boarded. When I picked him up he was already bloated and no one knew how long he had been in distress. He was rushed to the emergency vet and underwent surgery. The outcome looked good, but he developed complications three weeks later. We had to put him down at 3:30 am this morning. Please pay attention to dogs who eat fast or drink a lot of water and then are active. Drooling, vomiting and a distended belly are signs you need to get to a vet quickly.
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Gastric Dilatation-volvulus (bloat) dog experience
Dog Owner:
Carole
Location: Saucier, MS USA

I lost my 2 year old Bloodhound to this. He was fine one minute and then suddenly acting funny. He became very restless and kept wandering in and out of the house. He didn't show anyother symptoms until it was too late. He began vomiting the white frothy foam all over the house and then went out into the back yard and just laid there. When I went out to check on him, I noticed his stomach had become very bloated and hard. I immediately called the vet, who informed me that I would have to pay them $500.00 before they saw him and that the final bill could be upwards to $3000.00. We still could loose him. Cletus was the world to our family and even though we could not afford that kind of medical bill, we would do whatever we could to save him. Sadly he never made it to the vet. I have 3 other bloodhound and worry every day that this could happen again. I am much better educated now on the symptoms of bloat and know what to watch for. I have changed thier diet and try to get them to settle down when they are out playing too hard. I don't know if I could go through this again. My heart goes out to anyone that lost their beloved dog this way.
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Gastric Dilatation-volvulus (bloat) dog experience
Dog Owner:
shaira
Location: vancouver, bc, canada

I lost my German Shepard today..after 12 long years of loyalty to my family and a beloved friend to my young children. 6 and 4 . He became very ill about 3:00am, throwing up white thick foaming material from his mouth. I thought it was to do with his new food that we fed him ( 2 days into it) anyways he was moaning and groaning, and wandering around. He was very tired looking but kept wagging his tail this morning. He did not drink any water nor eat any food this morning. The vet\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s secretary advised me that it was more than likely the food, and made an apt. for me today at 4:00pm, ( my call was placed at 12:30 pm ) so this carried on for about 1 hour and we found him lying down on the concrete not moving to much with salva on his mouth i cleaned it off, and if was very thick..the next hour we found him lying on his side, cold and dead..he mouth open, tongue out, and stomach looked inflated, a very sad moment for me and my family...
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Gastric Dilatation-volvulus (bloat) dog experience
Dog Owner:
nick
Location: Los Altos, Ca., U.S.

I had to put my 15 year old Alaskan Malamute to sleep this morning. Since he was very sedentary, it is puzzling as to why this all happened. I can only conclude that as he struggled to get up from lying down, it happened. He wasn\\\'t active any more and moved around like a very old man. He was happy, ate well, but slept a lot. We took him to the emergency vet when he kept pacing and moaning. His stomach was very tight. (I have had sheep and recognize bloat.)The vet took two x rays and diagnosed bloat with a bad prognosis. Surgery, the only cure, was out because of his very advanced age. We sadly were told our only option was to put him to sleep. I will miss our loving friend.
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Gastric Dilatation-volvulus (bloat) dog experience
Dog Owner:
Frank
Location: Reading/PA/USA

Pepper was an 11 year old German Shepherd. The morning we took Pepper to the Vet she was as playful as an 11 year old could be. Then an hour later, she was lying down as though she was dying. There were puddles of white, foamy vomit nearby. An hour later she recovered slightly, but moved slowly. She was very thirsty, but every time she drank water, she would bring it back up as before. The Vet diagnosised Pepper with Bloat.
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