Bloat and GDV: What Is It and Why Is It So Bad?

November 24, 2015

What is “bloat” or GDV? What is commonly called “bloat” (known medically as gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV) is the sudden and painful expanding of the stomach, accompanied by a shift in the normal position of the stomach. It is a surgical emergency and is seen very commonly in dogs. Unfortunately, it kills very quickly unless surgery is performed. There is no way to…  

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