Bloat Information

Bloat is one of the biggest killers of Great Danes, as well as many other giant breed and deep V-chested breed dogs.  No one knows what really causes bloat, but there are many theories.  Please read up on the warning signs of bloat, there are many different warning signs.

Acupressure Bloat Point - by C.A. Krowzack, DVM - This is the one most important bloat link that you could ever have.  Bookmark this page.  Print out a copy and keep it handy.  If a dog bloats, this is the first thing to do - massage the bloat acupressure points on both back knees.  It works!  I've saved one of my personal Danes 3 times by doing this alone.  Many of our foster homes have saved other Danes using this method.  Please note - this is not a substitute for taking a dog that is bloating into the Vet.  Get the dog to a Vet immediately!   But, if you catch the bloat quick enough, hopefully, there won't be much, if anything, for the Vet to do.   Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Beating Bloat - by Jill Swedlow
Bloat - from
Bloat - from
Bloat - from
Bloat - the Mother of all Emergencies - from
Bloat (Torsion) - from the American Rottweiler Club site
Bloat (Gastric Dilatation & Volvulus - GDV) - from
Bloat and Allergies - by Linda Arndt
Bloat and Torsion - Is Nutrition a Factor? - by Linda Arndt
Bloat Articles - by by Kathy Hutton, DVM
Bloat First Aid - from Elektrik Borzoi site (Discusses tubing a dog that is bloating)
Bloat During Recovery From Anesthesia - from
Bloat in A Dog - from
Bloat in Large Dogs - First Aid Manual - by Siegfried Zahn
Bloat:  Killer of Dogs - by Jeanetta Wilson
Canine Bloat - from the American Rottweiler Club site
Canine Bloat and Temperament - by Dr. Myrna Milani, BS, DVM
Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat) - by Purdue Vet School

Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat) - Opinion by Linda Arndt on the Purdue Vet Study
Controlling Intestinal Gas in Dogs - from
Dog Owner's Guide:  Bloat - from
Feeding Program For Dogs Prone To Bloat And Digestive Upset -  by Linda Arndt
Full Moon Bloat Calendar - from
Gastric Dilatation - by Patricia Long
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus - from Merck Manual site
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus - from
Gastric Torsion/Bloat in Dogs - from
GDV - from
Jake's Story - a Bloat Survivor's Story
Our Experiences with Bloat - from Showdog Magazine
Pedigree Analysis Bloat in the Standard Poodle - by
Signs of Bloat - by Gael Goldsack
Systemic Yeast, Fungus Infections - In Relation to Bloat - by Linda Arndt
Understanding Bloat and Torsion - from the Elektrik Borzoi site
What is Canine Bloat? - from
X-rays of hip dysplasia, bloat, fractures, bladder - from the

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