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04-04-2015 11:55 AM
Emoore I had Kopper 'pexied while he was being neutered. His father and an uncle both died of bloat so I felt it was a good idea.
04-04-2015 10:14 AM
OkieDog My vet suggested stomach tacking, but said it is not preventative surgery. He said it just buys more time to get the dog help when bloat occurs.
02-25-2014 02:26 PM
huntergreen i agree with superg. while they are in there.....
02-25-2014 12:20 PM
SuperG Less times you have to put a dog under the better.....getting the hernia fixed and the pexy at the same time would be my choice...never heard anything negative about a pexy....

02-25-2014 11:18 AM
Sunflowers I am so very sorry

I would definitely seek a second opinion, preferably from a vet who knows the breed.
02-25-2014 10:54 AM
SummerGSDLover Yes. This is my possible mega pup. I think I'll have to move the surgery. We went to the ER last night because he's sick and they don't know what's wrong. Xrays galore. Waiting on blood tests... I've never seen him this quiet.

02-25-2014 08:20 AM
CMorton If he is scheduled for a hernia surgery I would tack him at the same time, no question in my mind.
I don't disagree with checking clotting times prior to any surgery.
02-25-2014 06:36 AM
JeanKBBMMMAAN Here are some threads from the bloat sticky:
pre bloat?
Prophylactic Gastropexy - Should I do it???
Kopper under the knife. . .
Elective gastroplexy , not in conjunction w/spay/nueter?
Pre-emptive stomach tack?

However - is this the possible Mega-e dog? I believe that surgeries in general are a concern for them/special care needs to be taken? 01 Managing Megaesophagus - - a VIN company! And could his stomach placement be due to that condition - ER vets are great, but I'd want to see a board certified surgeon and internal medicine kind of vet before doing anything with him - not sure if you are close to the vet teaching hospital in Washington or if they are known for being good at these kind of things, but that's where I would be looking. Small Animal Clinical Services at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Also with having this issue, I'd test for clotting time and von Willebrand's first, as well as MDR1 test because the dog is dealing with enough - you want to make it as easy as possible in all other ways.

Good luck.
02-25-2014 04:34 AM
DobbyDad I concur with Mr. Winners.
02-25-2014 04:15 AM
David Winners IMO, if the dog is going to be knocked down anyways, I would have it done. I don't recommend it as a separate procedure, as it's effectiveness is not certain, but as a supplementary procedure, I think it is wise.
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