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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-10-2014, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Stomach 'Tac', Bloat Prevention??

Yes, I searched, couldn't find what I was looking for.

Our 8 month shepherd may get spayed in the not to distant future. The Vet asked right away if we would want the stomach 'tac' at the same time? I said I'll look into it.

We already 'free feed' with a higher quality food. I'm aware of most things mentioned to try to prevent bloat, exercise caution after eating & drinking, elevated bowls(not) etc..

Right now my research has me questioning the idea of a stomach 'tac'. The Vet said it's also a longer recovery time. Then I read the sad stories about dogs that had bloat.

Is this stomach tac worth doing? I see females are a bit less likely to get bloat.

Just don't want to put her through more than we have to, without good reason. Thanks
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