Dog Bloat -- A Very Serious and Potentially Life-Threatening Condition
Dog bloat is one of the most dangerous canine conditions. It can often be life-threatening. All dog breeds are at risk of bloat, although large breed dogs (such as Golden Retrievers) are more typically affected.
Bloat happens when your dog's intestines become distended and swollen and then twist upon themselves. This causes an obstruction in the gut so that your dog cannot expel the trapped air.
This leads to further distention of the stomach. Sometimes this “ballooning” of the stomach and intestines causes the stomach to burst and release bacteria and toxins into the abdomen. These, in turn, cause a grave infection that can be life-threatening.
Please read on to find out more about this very dangerous condition. There are certain steps you can take prevent this from happening to your dog.
Dog bloat is a potentially life-threatening condition that often affects large dogs. There are several things you can do to reduce the chances of your dog having this ailment. Please read this section to learn more about this very important illness.