45 min

The Dreaded Canine Bloat The Paw'd Life: Health and Lifestyle Advice For Active Dogs

    • Pets & Animals

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus or "Bloat" is a life threatening disease in dogs in which the stomach has bloated and then twisted upon itself. When this happens blood supply to vital organs is restricted, blood toxin buildup occurs and your dog’s chance of survival diminishes by the minute. This is a true veterinary emergency requiring immediate veterinary intervention. GDV can occur in any dog, but is more commonly seen in large breed dogs like German Shepherds, Boxers, Great Danes, and Labradors (just to name a few). And while this condition can occur at any time, it is most commonly observed during exercise after a large meal or heavy water intake. If you take your dog with you when you’re hiking, biking and trail running, this is required viewing. There are several things you can do to prevent this from happening and some very important things you need to know to recognize when it may be happening to your dog. Join us for this informative discussion with veterinarian Dr. Kim De La Peza and host Craig Lassen as they breakdown every aspect of this deadly veterinary emergency.

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus or "Bloat" is a life threatening disease in dogs in which the stomach has bloated and then twisted upon itself. When this happens blood supply to vital organs is restricted, blood toxin buildup occurs and your dog’s chance of survival diminishes by the minute. This is a true veterinary emergency requiring immediate veterinary intervention. GDV can occur in any dog, but is more commonly seen in large breed dogs like German Shepherds, Boxers, Great Danes, and Labradors (just to name a few). And while this condition can occur at any time, it is most commonly observed during exercise after a large meal or heavy water intake. If you take your dog with you when you’re hiking, biking and trail running, this is required viewing. There are several things you can do to prevent this from happening and some very important things you need to know to recognize when it may be happening to your dog. Join us for this informative discussion with veterinarian Dr. Kim De La Peza and host Craig Lassen as they breakdown every aspect of this deadly veterinary emergency.

45 min