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04-15-2014 06:43 PM
mydogs No crate mine stay inside and rest or play lightly. I try not to let them rough house or run for a little bit


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04-14-2014 07:34 AM
Shade My rule of thumb is one hour of quiet before and after feeding.

I feed both dogs when I get up in the morning and they go back to bed shortly afterwards when I leave for work. Then I feed them when I get home from work, and they rest while I prepare dinner. So it's pretty easy to have them quiet during that time, they quickly learn through repetition
04-14-2014 12:21 AM
selzer And that is what I generally have seen. I keep threatening them, "you are going to bloat! Knock that off!" But I think it really depends on their structure, and a predisposition to the condition. If your dog is going to bloat it is going to bloat, and trying to treat it like a wine glass may or may not make a difference.
04-13-2014 01:54 PM
AGK
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There is absolutely ZERO correlation between activity and GDV (when the stomach flips and will kill the dog without surgical intervention) in controlled studies. Basically, they don't know what besides physical body shape predisposes a dog to have a gdv.

Just to be safe, I don't exercise my dogs after feeding. But there's no proof exercise would cause issued.

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Exactly! That was what I was trying to say.
04-13-2014 01:46 PM
Anubis_Star There is absolutely ZERO correlation between activity and GDV (when the stomach flips and will kill the dog without surgical intervention) in controlled studies. Basically, they don't know what besides physical body shape predisposes a dog to have a gdv.

Just to be safe, I don't exercise my dogs after feeding. But there's no proof exercise would cause issued.

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04-13-2014 01:35 PM
AGK Bloat doesn't kill dogs. The problem is after they bloat, if they flop down or any other number of other physical activities, they're far more prone to torsion. That's where the stomach flips completely over and cuts of blood supply to the stomach and so on. It primarily effects older dogs with looser ligaments, less muscle tone, etc... If you have a female that's going to be spayed, you can eliminate the problem altogether by finding a vet that will tack her stomach down during the procedure. It only takes a couple of minutes, but then you never have to worry about torsion.
04-13-2014 12:14 PM
TheDakotaShow
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No hard playing right before eating. Cruz usually won't eat if he is too hot or winded anyways. Always crate right after eating for about 30 minutes to an hour.
Tried the crating after feeding but she just goes crazy. How did you do it?





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Puppy runs wild, adult dogs get an hour of rest before and after eating.
So many different methods...mind=blown


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04-13-2014 10:51 AM
Wild Wolf Puppy runs wild, adult dogs get an hour of rest before and after eating.
04-13-2014 10:22 AM
wyoung2153 It's not that if you don't limit their play they will absolutely always get bloat. It's just more prominent in larger breeds and it limits the risk of that happening..

There are times when I haven't waited.. just based on time and while nothing has happened I still wouldn't want to risk that.

Kinda like locking your door.. the likelihood of someone breaking in is pretty slim, but you do it anyways just I case. Some may go years without anything happening to them with an unlocked door but then there will be that one time someone realizes and breaks in! At least that's the way I see it... obviously just an analogy.

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04-13-2014 10:19 AM
jafo220 No hard playing right before eating. Cruz usually won't eat if he is too hot or winded anyways. Always crate right after eating for about 30 minutes to an hour.
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