Bloat

We recommend feeding your dog from a slow feed bowl if your dog tends to eat too fast. Also, do give them smaller, spaced out meals. Keep their level of activity to a minimum right after meals. Introduce probiotics, such as yoghurt, to balance their gastrointestinal tract and help reduce gas buildup.

Symptoms:

  • An enlargement of the dog's abdomen.
  • Retching.
  • Salivation.
  • Restlessness.
  • Confusion
  • An affected dog will feel pain and might whine if you press on his belly

Common Causes:  

  • Studies show that purebred dogs are 2.5 times more prone to develop bloat when compared to mixed breeds.
  • Dogs between 2 and 10 years old are at higher risk of developing bloat. Male dogs are also twice as likely to experience it when compared to female dogs.
  • Dogs weighing over 99 pounds have a 20% bloat risk.
  • Feeding your dog only one meal a day
  • Using elevated food/water bowls.
  • A family history of bloat / GDV.
  • Eating too quickly.
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    Preventative Measures:

    We recommend feeding your dog from a slow feed bowl if your dog tends to eat too fast. Also, do give them smaller, spaced out meals. Keep their level of activity to a minimum right after meals. Introduce probiotics, such as yoghurt, to balance their gastrointestinal tract and help reduce gas buildup.

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