Our 120 pound baby has a sensible stomach and suffered of a GDV/bloat event yesterday morning.
His stomach started to look like a ballon and I directly rushed him to the “vet ER”. 2 hour surgery and it looks as he will survive it.
Bloat is a medical condition in which the stomach becomes overstretched by excessive gas content. It is also commonly referred to as torsion, gastric torsion, and gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) when the stomach is also twisted.In dogs, gas accumulation in the stomach is usually associated with volvulus of the stomach, which prevents gas from escaping. Deep-chested breeds are especially at risk. Mortality rates in dogs range from 10 to 60 percent, even with treatment. With surgery, the mortality rate is 15 to 33 percent.