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    Default Bloat - Please Explain

    The post from Hy regarding making a dog vomit has got me thinking. Would you recognise bloat if, like me you have never seen it? Would inducing a vomiting episode help in the case of bloat? Sadly I am sure that some of you do have experience with this, would you mind sharing so as I would be prepared if this should happen please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I have heard giving De-Gas (Simethicone) can save your dogs life if it has bloat...or prolong the fatal effects
    De-gas....is this an over the counter remedy at the pharmacy Clea?
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    I had never seen bloat in my life. Then one night Flash was restless after food. He was running around, making pained noises and running away from me - wanting to go to the darkest spot he could find - to run away from the pain.

    His side was swollen hard.

    I knew bloat when I saw it!

    Packed the dog up quick as I could - had a friend drive us to the emergency vet. Flash was operated on for 3 hrs or more.

    I would get a dog to the vet - forget anything else just get the dog there. Torsion cannot be solved with anything but surgery. Bloat itself doesnt always lead to torsion but it often can

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    You sure will recognise bloat even if you have never seen it before. One of our girls had it and she was blown up like a balloon and stone hard. Like Occy said, get the dog to the vet ASAP.
    We were lucky, my mum drove like a maniac and hit the breaks pretty hard several times (making me and the dog "fly" through the car (literally speaking, not really )) Had the effect that Gitti's stomach turned back to normal and didn't require surgery. She just stayed at the vets for that night. Like I said this was lucky, it could have made it worse and she would have needed surgery (they had actually everything prepared for surgery already).

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    Perhaps so but you also said that it can prolong the symptoms? If so, not a bet I would be willing to take.

    There is something on the market specifically for blaoting in dogs - wish I remembered the website for it. It's a pill to get within 10 mins of it happening.

    BTW no way in hell I could have gotten a pill down Flash's jaws - they were locked tight in pain

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    This talks about your med Clea

    BLOAT

    I will ask at the emergency centre tomorrow - popping down with some easter eggs for them

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    I was only just reading up about bloat a few days ago, I found this link to be very helpful and explained things pretty well.

    Canine Bloat

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    www.greyhoundrescue.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I meant...slow down the gas development which can actually save your dog!
    fairynuff. As I said - I will ask tomorrow - they see HEAPS of bloat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    This talks about your med Clea

    BLOAT

    I will ask at the emergency centre tomorrow - popping down with some easter eggs for them
    Do give my Easter regards to the crew Occy......and please extend our thankyous for all they have done for us as we are now in the area of Frankston Emergency Vet (found this out the other night when dopey Charlie Brown received an ant bite......I thought he was fitting and whoosh $150 later they gave him some valium......which I had at home lol). Panic merchant that I am!!
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    will do woman!

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