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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

BLOAT - Do you raise your dogs dish? Do you let you dogs play after eating?



























Be in the know about Bloat also gastric dilatation-volvulus/GVD , it could cost your dogs life!  Rottweiler are a very high risk breed.  PLEASE SHARE


 "Diet-related risk factors for Bloat also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus in dogs of 
high-risk breeds: A nested case-control study" by Raghavan, Malathi study Bloat Study
more on Bloat Study GVD





  • Here are some breeds most at risk for Bloat- 
  • Afgan, Airedale Terrier, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Basset Hound, Bernese Mountain Dog, 
  • Bloodhound, Boxer,Borzoi, Bouvier des Flandres, Bullmastiff, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, 
  • Collie, Dachshund Doberman Pinscher, Great Dane, English Springer Spaniel, Fila 
  • Brasileiro, Great Pyrenees, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Irish Wolfhound, 
  • King Shepherd,Gordon Setter, German Shorthaired Pointer,  Kuvasz,  Labrador Retriever,
  • Miniature Poodle, Newfoundland,Old English Sheepdog, Pekinese, Rottweiler, Samoyed
  • Shiloh Shepherd, Standard Poodle, St. Bernard, Weimaraner
  • *Understand any dog from a Greyhound to a Terrier can get bloat.  Although it is very 
  • uncommon for dogs that do not have deep-chests to get Bloat/GDV.
  • Purdue Bloat Study into GVD by Glickman

    These 6 factors are associated with increased risk of bloat in large breed dogs.
  • 1. Did you know that raising your dogs food dish more than doubles their risk for bloat!

  • 2. How fast your dogs eat -Dogs rated by their owners as very fast eaters had a 38% 
  • increased risk of bloat! Slow them down! You can use a  stainless steel muffin pan to slow 
  • them down, or use the Omega Paw stainless ball.

  • 3. DO NOT EVER LET THEM PLAY or RUN for at least 3-5 hours after eating. 
  • Dry kibble has a much higher incidence since it can take 17+ HOURS for them to 
  • digest vs about 3 hours with fresh raw or cooked food.

  • 4.  Dogs age - This study found that risk for bloat increased by 20% with each year of 
  • age. Owners should be more alert to early signs of bloat as their dogs grow older.

  • 5.  In addition new significant findings included a 2.7-fold (or 170%) increased risk of 
  • bloat in dogs that consumed dry foods containing fat among the first four ingredients. 

  • AND Dry foods containing a rendered meat meal with bone among the first four
  •  ingredients significantly GDV risk by 53.0%.

  • 6. Family History: Having a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or offspring) that had
  • bloated increased a dog's risk by 63%.

"Approximately 30 and 33% of all cases of GDV in this study could be attributed to consumption of dry foods containing fat among their first four ingredients or citric acid, respectively. Owners can use these findings to reduce dogs' risk of GDV in these breeds."

Symptoms/What to look-
Hard or Distended abdomen
Whining/crying
Pacing
Attempt to vomit with no success
Belching or Retching without producing anything
Tired or Weak
Excessive drooling/salivation
Shortness of breath or labored breathing
Cold body temperature
Pale gums
Fast heartbeat
Seeking a hiding place
Foamy mouth or mucus
BOTTOM LINE IF YOUR DOG SEEMS OFF GO WITH YOUR GUT & GET HIM TO THE VET ASAP!!!

PHOTO CREDIT - THE ONE AND ONLY OZ

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