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    Might come down for a day trip tomorrow depending on how I feel

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    sure! will have the margaretas bubbling away!!
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    I can't drink but I'll watch you

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    K I just asked at the vets and the reply was don't bother, it won't necessarily help as it's not always gas to blame. It won't hurt but don't let it give you a false sense of security. That's paraphrased obviously.

    IMO the best thing you can do for your dog is know the nearest 24 hr clinic and the quickest route. Don't bother with most local vets as they will refer you to the clinics - this I say from experience

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    Btw mark says hi mandy

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    ooooh Mark is a cutie!!!! Pity he is of the "other" persuassion.......there is however always the possibility of converting?????lol

    Hang on, I am thinking of the nurse, do you mean Mark the son=office manager?
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    LOL I was going to say - Mark - the manager - I don't think he plays for the other team. There are a number there who do - including a vet who has now moved on - sigh!

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    So dry food should always be mixed with wet/raw food???

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    Quote Originally Posted by lscot136 View Post
    So dry food should always be mixed with wet/raw food???

    It's not a good idea to mix dry food with raw in the same meal as dry food & raw digest at different rates in dogs dgestive system etc.

    As for mixing dry with other wet foods i don't have a clue, as i'm a barf/ raw feeder only... but i'm sure other dry food feeders will be able to help you more

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    SPRV - I actually lost a pei to bloat a year ago. My little chocolate brushcoat Holly was from a great breeder (no history of bloat), she didn't have any of the 'risk factors' (i.e,. running around before / after meals) - she was 4.5 yrs. We got her to the vet asap, but the torsion had already occured.... we decided to put her through the surgery, she made it 3 days, but then her heart gave out while still in intensive care It cost us $7500!!!

    The signs were very obvious - there was some vomitting, but the 2 key things were: her stomach was bloated and sore to touch (apparently if you tap the stomach, it makes a drum-like sound), and she was whinging and stretching out alot. The pain came on very quickly and rapidly.

    Here's hoping that knowledge can help someone else pick up bloat quickly.

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