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How can you prevent dog bloat?

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Bloat can be scary, but there are ways you can keep it from happening to your dog:

  • Don't use a raised bowl unless your vet says your dog needs one.
  • Don't let your dog run or play a lot right before or after meals.
  • Feed your dog a few small meals throughout the day instead of one or two large ones.
  • Make sure your dog drinks a normal amount of water.
  • For predisposed breeds, your vet will sometimes tack the stomach when your dog gets spayed or neutered

From: Dog Bloat: How to Protect Your Pup WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Glickman, L. published online Nov. 15, 2000. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,

American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation: “Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus.”

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “Bloat.”

American College of Veterinary Surgeons: “Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus.”

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: “Soft Tissue Surgery: Medical Conditions.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 28, 2019

SOURCES:

Glickman, L. published online Nov. 15, 2000. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,

American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation: “Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus.”

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “Bloat.”

American College of Veterinary Surgeons: “Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus.”

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: “Soft Tissue Surgery: Medical Conditions.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 28, 2019

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