Ares in the hospital -gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV)

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.[2] With surgery, the mortality rate is 15 to 33 percent.

Here a pic from his hospital bed.

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2 Responses to Ares in the hospital -gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV)

  1. Stefan Heldt says:

    Todo lo mejor para el Wauwi y saludos de Ernie y mi familia

    • condesaoli says:

      Ares back at home. Er hat 11kg abgenommen (49kg) und war den ersten Tag richtig “muksch” …. was uns wohl eingefallen waere ihn fuer 1 Woche im Krankenhaus zu lassen.

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