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Bloat is a life threatening condition which occurs when air and fluid accumulate in your dog's stomach. This condition requires that you take your dog to the veterinarian immediately to save her life.
Your canine might have bloat if she has the following:
• Gas filled stomach (may sound like an empty drum when pinged)
• Unsuccessful attempts at vomiting
• Restlessness and excessive salivation.
I'm doing some research into this condition GVD in dogs and am astonished to find the mortality rate is so high, also the lack of awareness amongst many saddens me. This condition must always be treated as a TRUE EMERGENCY where time is of the essence.
THIS IS VERY SUCCINCT IN DESCRIBING THE BASIC SYMPTOMS AND, THEREFORE, EXTRMELY USEFUL. IF I HAD HAD ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION 8 YEARS AGO I MAY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SAVE MY FIRST DOBERMANN'S LIFE. UNFORTUNATELY I LEFT IT TOO LATE BEFORE RUSHING HIM TO THE VET'S. IN MY OPINION IT IS IMPERATIVE TO GET THE DOG TO THE VET AS SOON AS ANY OR ALL OF THESE SYMPTOMS OCCUR.
we have just lost our dog, siberian husky to gvd. we had no idea what was wrong or even heard of gvd before. i wish we had. this cannot be left even for 24 hours untreated, you must see a vet a once.