Bloat in Dogs: What Every Dog Owner Should Know

Puppy Frence Bulldog made a pee on parquet floorBloat in dogs may sound like just a bad case of indigestion, but it’s far more complex and serious than that. Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), commonly called bloat, is a condition that causes the stomach to expand with fluid, food, or air, and then rotate or “flip”. It can be fatal if not treated immediately.

Keep reading to learn more about the signs, risk factors, and how to prevent bloat in your pet.

What Causes Bloat in Dogs?

While there’s no single cause for why some dogs fall victim to bloat, there is evidence that certain dogs may be more susceptible based on the following: