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Just a medical question for DS

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Just a medical question for DS

Post by ralbucks » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:53 pm

I saw my puppy is getting a "deep" chest. Dutch shepherds have a deep chest according to the description of the breed online. Are they more prone to gastric bloat? Many articles say online that if dogs have a deep chest then they can get gastric bloat easier? I think it is a condition in which the stomach and intestines twist around not letting food or gas pass.:huh:

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Re: Just a medical question for DS

Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:42 am

yes, I would be wary of bloat on any dog.
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Re: Just a medical question for DS

Post by centrop67 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:44 am

I believe the conventional wisdom regarding prevention is no heavy activity (running, jumping, playing) at least 30 minutes before or after eating. Reminds me of the old days when our parents told us we'd cramp up if we didn't wait before swimming after eating.

Anyway, there's a long thread here appropriately titled "Bloat" that discusses this topic. Make sure you read through all the information.

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And finally, from pets.webmd.com:
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http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/gastric-volvulus-bloat-dogs
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Re: Just a medical question for DS

Post by ralbucks » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:16 pm

Thank you for the video, very informative, and the "Bloat" thread too. :DSangel:

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