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Tag Archives: emergency

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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Be Prepared: Vet Emergencies

July 06, 2015

Pet emergencies happen every day, and being prepared is important! When in doubt about the need to seek medical attention for an injured or sick pet, always err on the side of caution. Don’t delay in seeking veterinary care if you think there could be a problem. Better to be dead wrong about a minor medical problem than to have a pet that’s dead because…  

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