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    Would it be possible to make this a sticky......A person I know quite well lost her newfie to bloat today, she missed some of the early signs and did not go and see the vets

    I think all people who have bloat prone dogs should print this and put it on the fridge, even if it only saved one dog
    http://www.bmd.org/bmdcr/bloat_chart.pdf

    In memory of Mandy RIP sweetheart

    Added acupressure points

    Acupressure Bloat Point - Newf Haven

    Accupressure Point for Bloat

    added some more reference pages - H

    general article on bloat including list of at risk breeds
    http://www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm

    Article speculating on causes of bloat and stomach twists (torsion)
    http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com...oat-naturally/

    GSD of QLD club page on Bloat
    http://www.gsdcqld.org.au/GSDV.GSD.htm

    H added:
    Stomach twist - signs and symptoms and possible causes Gastric Dilation Voluvus
    https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/ga...ation-volvulus

    video of a dog "bloating" - dog is saved but it's scary to watch, really good to see what it looks like.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1WrT2719yo
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 25-06-2016, 11:28 PM. Reason: add video
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    Great idea Newfsie.....sorry to hear of your friends dog.
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    • #3
      Oh what a horrible way to pass away, RIP to your friends dog :'(

      Just curious, is there a list of breeds more prone to bloat?
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      • #4
        Oh I'm sorry to hear that - how very sad for your friend Newfsie...

        I would also be curious to the list of breeds more prone to bloat...

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        • #5
          Although any dog can be affected by bloat, it most often occurs in deep-chested, large and giant breeds between the ages of 4 and 10 years old.

          Great Dane
          German Shepherd
          Standard Poodle
          Rottweiler
          Akita
          Bloodhound
          Irish Setter
          Golden Retriever
          Irish Wolfhound
          Labrador
          Newfoundland


          The following small/mid-sized breeds may also be prone to bloat:

          Dachshund
          Basset Hound
          Airedale Terrier

          I believe most Mastiff's are prone to it as well. I have also heard of Amstaff's passing away due to bloat and it also seems quite common in Whippets. Have also heard of Staffy's getting bloat.
          Also any crossbreeds of these breeds would be prone to it as well.
          JUDGE THE DEED NOT THE BREED!
          http://www.beyondthemythmovie.com The "Pitbull"Problem
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          • #6
            This is a bit more comprehensive this list.

            Afghan Hound
            Airedale Terrier
            Akita
            Alaskan Malamute
            Basset Hound
            Bernese Mountain Dog
            Borzoi
            Bouvier des Flandres
            Boxer
            Bullmastiff
            Chesapeake Bay Retriever
            Collie
            Dachshund
            Doberman Pinscher
            English Springer Spaniel
            Fila Brasileiro
            Golden Retriever
            Gordon Setter
            Great Dane
            German Shepherd
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Great Pyrenees
            Irish Setter
            Irish Wolfhound
            King Shepherd
            Labrador Retriever
            Miniature Poodle
            Newfoundland
            Old English Sheepdog
            Pekinese
            Rottweiler
            Samoyed
            Shiloh Shepherd
            St. Bernard
            Standard Poodle
            Weimaraner
            Wolfhound
            Sighthouds
            Bloodhounds
            JUDGE THE DEED NOT THE BREED!
            http://www.beyondthemythmovie.com The "Pitbull"Problem
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            • #7
              Thanks. I'm printing and laminating this list and will read it and keep it on the side of the fridge...

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              • #8
                Reading that Bloat diagram sends chills down my spine.
                If I lost my dog I don't think I could ever get over it..
                I would be permanently damaged..

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                • #9
                  Newfie, So sorry for your friends sad loss.

                  What are the early signs ?
                  The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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                  • #10
                    What is the time frame of the symptoms on the chart? How long does it take to get from phase one to phase 3?

                    That would be such a horrible thing to have happen! Your friend must be devastated

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                    • #11
                      My oh lost his last dog ruger (Rottweiler) to bloat. Unfortunatly we missed all signs as everyone was out I wasthe first one home from work and found him in a terrible way rushed him to the vet but it was too late. He was about 7 years old

                      Rip ruger

                      Sorry to hear of your friends dog rip Mandy

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                      • #12
                        you can't always catch it. My dogue died from it 3 weeks ago we found him dead with a tight, swollen stomach after only seeing him an hour before. He was tired and wanted to just lie in his crate but no other symptoms to point at something that wrong. He was just shy of 7.
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                        • #13
                          Sorry about your friend's dog. That is very sad.

                          I was also wondering about the time frames - it would be terrible if it happened when no-one was home to notice!
                          He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
                          You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

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                          • #14
                            Oh Nekhbet, that's so sad. It doesn't sound like there's anything you could have done.
                            He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
                            You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

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                            • #15
                              There is no real time frame, some start slowly and the time frame is long..Some are very quick.

                              If I see my dogs in any sort of stress I use my acupressure point on the stifle.......and give my dogs rescue remedy on the way to the vet. None of mine have had to go to surgery so far, but I have friends with Irish Wolfhounds and twice I have put a tube down into the stomach for one of their dogs on the way to the vet. Because we live 40 minutes away from a vet, so we have to do something.
                              Both Irish ended up surviving, one did have surgery. The tubing does not fix, but gives time......I am so glad I am able to stomach tube

                              I hope that this never happens to your dogs.

                              We also have horses and train horses and sometimes have had colic at the Horse Clinics we have put on in the past........Horse-Colic is very similar and also just as devastating sometimes.
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