BLOAT

by Home Vet Bag

What Happens?

  • The stomach fills with air or food to the point it stretches the stomach wall and becomes uncomfortable.  
  • When bloated with air, this condition can progress to an even more serious condition, called GDV (gastric dilatation volvulus)l where the stomach twists on itself.
  • A GDV is one of the most serious veterinary emergencies and can lead to damage to the stomach wall or spleen, and death

 

What Does It Look Like?

  • The most common signs in bloat are stomach pain and retching (vomiting without producing anything).
  • Pets can also be anxious, lethargic, drooling, and pacing

 

What Do You Do?

  • Get to your vet ASAP
  • Do not feed your pet any food or water