Dog Bloat: What It Is, How to Treat It and How to Prevent It

Bloat, also known as Torsion or Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV), is a condition that affects large dogs. The dog breeds commonly affected by bloat include Akitas, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, St. Bernards, Irish Setters, Pinschers, Dobermans, Sighthounds, Bloodhounds, Weimaraners and dogs belonging in similar breeds. Bloat is a serious,