How to prevent BLOAT in your Dog
From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Sec**rets Revealed
Re: Preventing the ‘Mother’ of All EMERGENCIES
A cheery morning to you all.
My emergency yesterday morning is now doing well.
He is a BIG deep chested German Shepherd who had
the ‘mother’ of all EMERGENCIES..Bloat or Gastric
Dilation and Volvulus.
I recently talked about this surgery- as I have
been seeing a rash of these guys lately.
BLOAT is the second leading killer of dogs, after cancer.
So if you have a LARGE BREED dog, you NEED
to be aware of the SIGNS of Bloat, and you should
KNOW what you can do to PREVENT THIS.
SIGNS of BLOAT- You NEED to KNOW these
This is VERY IMPORTANT if you have a ‘gassy’ dog-
one who’s stomach often distends after eating.
Restlessness and Acting VERY uncomfortable.
OFTEN with belly hunched- because of the PAIN
Attempts to vomit- FREQUENTLY and NOT SUCCESSFULY
USUALLY just foam or mucous comes up
BLOATED BELLY- especially easy to see if you lie
your dog on his side
PALE or off-color gums
Coughing and Unproductive gagging
Heavy salivating or drooling
Weakness- difficulty standing
If You SUSPECT BLOAT, then Get to YOUR
EMERGENCY VETERINARIAN ASAP!!!
The Sooner that your dog is diagnosed the
much better chance that he has of living.
Of Course this is a condition that is FAR
BETTER to PREVENT.
AND here are some SPECIFIC things that you can do to
LIMIT exercise for at least 1 HOUR after eating
DON’T encourage your dog to Roll Over, which could
cause the stomach to twist
Feed 2 or 3 meals a day- a DON’T allow rapid eating
Do not allow EXCESS water consumption before or after
a meal- this delays gastric breakdown of the food and can
produce for gas.
HAVE Simethicone such as Mylanta Gas to
treat gas symptoms.
2 Additional Home Remedies are:
with 1/2 tsp of nutmeg or the homeopathic remedy Nux moschata 30
Make meals a peaceful, stress-free time
When switching dog food, do so gradually (allow several weeks)
Lower the Gas Producing Components in Your
Primarily feed an Animal Protein Food-
I have yet to see a Dog Bloat on a Raw Diet.
Reduce carbohydrates as much as possible.
Feed a high-quality diet
Whole, unprocessed foods are especially beneficial
ADDITIONAL Fiber ( ie Ground Flax)
Add an Digestive Enzyme Supplement (Prozyme)
1 Tbs of apple cider vinegar given right after each meal will
promote an acidic environment in the stomach and intestine and
may help with digestion.
PROBIOTICS will aid in digestion- EVERY Dog Guardian should
have their dog on these.
P.S.The FASTEST and EASIEST way to recognize the EARLY warning
signs of ANY SERIOUS disease, is to be comfortable
examining your pet at home. I have a DETAILED 60 video showing
you just this. TO check out my VIDEO, plus to get the Most
Comprehensive Pet Health Home Study Course Available Anywhere
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
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