Liaison: Beth Tallentire


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: