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.
Last edited by Findlay; 11-13-2015 at 08:36 PM.