Gastric dilation volvulus (GDV) or bloat
A Few of The Most Common Symptoms
Gagging/Retching without producing anything
A list of the most common breeds affected by GDV
IS YOUR BELOVED PET ON THE LIST?
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG
Avoid elevated food bowls
Never feed your dog immediately before or after heavy training, play or exercise. Try to wait at least 2-3 hours after feeding. Follow these same guidelines after bringing your dog home from a veterinary visit or kennel stay
Dogs should always be fed at least 2 small meals per day, rather than one large meal
Do not allow your dog to drink or gulp large amounts of water after eating
Laparoscopic view of the stomach attached to the body wall at the completion of gastropexy.
Why wait until a LIFE-THREATENING and very expensive condition has occurred? A preventative, minimally invasive procedure is becoming the standard for your pet and can save his/her life! Gastropexy involves tacking the stomach to the body wall within the abdomen to prevent its ability to twist on itself if the stomach does fill with air or food. This procedure is performed using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. The benefits of laparoscopic gastropexy include shorter surgery/anesthesia time, small incisions, less pain, and shorter recovery/hospital stay.