Most dog owners have heard the term “bloat” used at some time or another. Whether your vet warned you about it or you read Marley and Me, this scary and life-threatening medical condition is familiar to most.
Few pet owners, however, have a good handle on what bloat really is, how commonly it occurs especially with some breeds, and how serious the risk can be. Read on to learn what you need to know about identifying and preventing bloat in dogs.
Bloat is simply a layman’s term for the situation when a dog’s stomach fills with air. As you can imagine, this is a very uncomfortable condition. Having a bloated stomach can lead to trouble breathing and restlessness. Continue…