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Health Info for your dog – GDV

Health Info for your Dog – Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV)

GDV, or more commonly known as Bloat, is an extremely serious condition and is a leading cause of death in dogs. While the Veterinary Industry mostly does not know the causes of Bloat/GDV what the causes of Bloat/GDV are, knowing the following signs and symptoms of Bloat and getting medical attention for your dog without delay may well save his or her life.

Gastric Dilatation- Volvulus (GDV) is a life-threatening condition in which, for reasons not well known or understood, food and gases cause a dog’s stomach to stretch to many times its normal size.  This causes the stomach to twist between 180 and 360 degrees, closing off the entry and exit to the stomach.

In the next stages of the illness, the dog’s spleen swells, which in turns puts pressure on major veins, affecting the heart’s function. The dog’s ... Click here to read more....