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Dog Bloat- Have you heard of this?

SourceURL: Posts Dog bloat is a common condition that can be dangerous, even deadly for our best friends. What is dog bloat? Bloat happens when a dog’s stomach fills with gas, food or fluid, making it expand. The stomach can put pressure on other organs. Bloat can cause dangerous problems such as: Restricting blood to the heart and stomach lining, tear in the wall of the stomach, difficulty breathing. In some cases, the dog’s stomach will rotate or twist trapping blood in the stomach preventing it from returning to the heart and other area of the body. This can send your dog into shock and will require immediate attention. Vets are not 100% positive what causes bloat but there are some things that can increase the risk: Eating quickly, running or playing after he eats, having one large meal a day or eating or drinking to much. At Woof, we have created processes to avoid Bloat. First, in our initial interview we ask owners about their dogs eating habits and document this in our database. Once the dog is deemed a Woof dog we carefully monitor every dogs meal and consumption. We take detailed notes every stay to limit questions regarding their eating behaviors/patterns. Lastly, we have a mandatory rest period after each meal for every dog ( typically 30 -45 minutes) to facilitate the digestion process.