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Bloat

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Bloat (gastric dilation) occurs when fluid or ingesta accumulate in the stomach and are unable to escape due to a mechanical or functional obstruction of the gastroesophageal and pyloric openings. Bloat may occur with or without twisting (volvulus) of the stomach. When bloat is accompanied by twisting, it is a life threatening emergency.

 

SCARF has sponsored research on Bloat:

Identifying Factors that Affect Survival of Dogs with Stomach Rotation


Bloat Study

 

This topic is not yet completed.  In the meantime, for more information on bloat and a collection of links: 

http://www.mirage-samoyeds.com/bloat.htm

 


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