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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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We lost our lovely Dobie Red Dog to GDV

Two weeks ago at midnight, I heard Red dog whining, I got up to let him out, and straight away noticed that his stomach was distended, he was also wretching..I knew what it was and called the emergency vet.. He was in the vet clinic within half an hour, but his system was shutting down and we had him put to sleep that morning.
Because of the breeds of dogs I have, I am always super careful about what I allow them to do before and after eating, but I guess sometimes even our best efforts aren't good enough

I am considering a gastroplexy for the two GSD's because of what happened to Red, has anyone else had this done?

These photos were taken on a rainy run about a month ago..The beach photo is older, but it's one of my favourites..
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"Norah" GSD 18/09/12
"Bismarck" GSD 02/09/14
"Isis", horse 5 years
"Minty" pony 32 years
"Comrie" and "Mouse" cats 9 and 4 years

"Red" Dobie 27/05/10 - 31/10/15
"Oscar" Dalmatian 02/02/02 - 16/03/12
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 02:32 PM
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So sorry for your loss.Red was a beautiful boy.

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I'm sorry for your loss, he was a cutie.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 02:54 PM
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So young. Sorry about your loss

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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 03:00 PM
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is so hard for us to lose them.

I can't help you on your question. I have heard of people being proactive and doing this. It's my understanding that there may be a heredity factor involved in some cases.

Run free, Red dog!

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I am sorry for your loss of Red

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I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. RIP Red.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 04:29 PM
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Horrible to lose them that way. Beautiful dog with his ears and tail intact.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 08:31 PM
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3 weeks ago, my nephew's K9 (GSD) had the very same situation as Red, and was rushed to the hospital, only 10 minutes away.
They operated right away, tacked his stomach (the gastropexy) to prevent it from happening again and they also removed his spleen.
He is 9 years old.

Red was an absolutely stunning dog.
I am so sorry for your loss.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 08:38 PM
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I'm so sorry about losing Red, he seems like he brought a lot of joy to your life and thank you for posting this during your difficult times and reminding all of us to be aware and educated as it can happen at anytime to any of our dogs. Again my condolences
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