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By comparison, a friend's GSD bloated and the vet didn't do the tack, said to wait and do it later when he was healthier and not so stressed....he bloated 8 days later and died. Don't wait.

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Do you mean the dog only bloated and died? Or did it bloat with torsion and died? If torsion was involved, did he have torsion both times he bloated or just the second time?

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Re: Help needed with bloat

My vet did the gastropexy while Chey was in surgery for torsion. I figured it was routine to go ahead and do this while the surgeon had the dog open ?!?

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My vet did the gastropexy while Chey was in surgery for torsion. I figured it was routine to go ahead and do this while the surgeon had the dog open ?!?

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[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/xmastreesmiley.gif[/img] I've always thought it was standard practice too - I've never heard that it wasn't. That's why I got confused and I asked her if she was talking about bloat only or bloat with torsion.

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Re: Help needed with bloat

I'm confused as well. Seems like common sense to just do it while the dog is under rather than risk it happening again.

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>Do you mean the dog only bloated and died? Or did it bloat with torsion and died? If torsion was involved, did he have torsion both times he bloated or just the second time?

The first time, he only had dilatation, no volvulus, and they were able to pass a tube and decompress him, so the vet sent her home and told her to wait on the gastropexy. The second time included volvulus and he was too far gone by the time they got him to the emergency vet to save.

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The first time, he only had dilatation, no volvulus, and they were able to pass a tube and decompress him, so the vet sent her home and told her to wait on the gastropexy. The second time included volvulus and he was too far gone by the time they got him to the emergency vet to save.

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Thanks for the clarification!!!

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Never let him eat out of dishes that are too high, it causes problems which trigger bloat. Does your vet or a dog food specialty company sell ID science diet food. This food cuts down on chances of bloat reoccuring or even starting. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/31_paw.gif[/img]

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.... Does your vet or a dog food specialty company sell ID science diet food. This food cuts down on chances of bloat reoccuring or even starting. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/31_paw.gif[/img]

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Are there studies that show this?


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Re: Help needed with bloat

I read the ingredients and ID science diet has soy and citric acid, the 2 "no, no" ingredients or rather the 2 ingredients that can cause bloat. I'm not sure how it would prevent bloat?

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Re: Help needed with bloat

Keep in mind the Purdue study only identified what they *think* increased incidences of bloat based on surveys....there really is no firm evidence of anything that causes bloat.

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