How to Prevent and Treat Dog Bloat
What is dog bloat?
Do bloat is also known by its scientific name, gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), or gastric torsion. It is characterized by an overstretched stomach that may twist over itself. In other words, the dilated stomach can rotate on its own axis.
Canine bloating can damage other organs such as the spleen, liver, and pancreas. It also blocks the blood circulation and causes a deficiency of vital nutrients for the body, which causes the do to go into shock.
What are the symptoms of dog bloat?
If you want to diagnose this problem beforehand, you must be knowledgeable with the symptoms.
These are the most frequent symptoms of stomach torsion:
- Swollen belly.
- Abdominal pains.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Accelerated respiration and heart rate.
- Mucus and pale gums.
- Excessive nervousness and/or anxiety.
- Fatigue and loss of appetite.
How to prevent dog bloat
It’s important to take proper precautions so a dog does not develop this syndrome. The 4 tips to prevent gastric torsion are: