It's a bit if an old wives tale. Same as elevated feeding. There was a study done by Purdue many years ago that "disproved" both of them.
According to the study, and there may be a better one, limiting excersise before and after feeding, ensuring the dog eats slowly, feeding smaller amounts more frequently( I think it was 1 cup per 20lb per feeding) are the most common ways to prevent bloat. But according to the study it was still a relatively small percentage if difference.
I have a dog that bloats. Or did, on a regular basis. I follow all the rules, and stil.... She is doing much better. But for about 4 months it was 2x daily bloat. We do the best we can. But bloat happens.
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