Detecting Blockage In Your Dog
If your dog has a blockage, watch out for some symptoms as contained in the veterinary manual. These include repeated attempts to swallow, excessive drooling, gagging, and regurgitation.
Dogs are notorious for biting and tugging at different materials. If you’ve known your fiddle to do such, you may have the case of an obstructed gullet at hand.
Another way to know is to take your dog for an X-ray. That should reveal any obstruction in the esophagus. On discovery of an object, do not attempt removing it by yourself. Your furry friend may get hurt in the process. Allow your vet to recommend which way is best to get the obstruction out.
Detecting Gastric Torsion In Your Dog
You can tell if your dog has gastric torsion by simply identifying the signs. Notable ones among them include restlessness, inability to lie down, visible swelling in the abdomen, and signs of distress.
Meanwhile, bloating precedes torsion, and these symptoms can become evident even before twisting of the stomach occurs. An X-ray is best in confirming gastric torsion. The symptoms can come up within a short period and aggravate as well. It is crucial to treat these symptoms as an emergency.
Can Your Dog Die From Bloating?
Yes, your canine pet can die from bloating. The American Kennel Club’s Kennel Health Foundation has estimated that between 10 to 23% of dogs do not survive treatment of the GDV.
The expansion of the stomach exerts pressure on other organs in the gut. Blood vessels may not be able to carry blood around the body. Some of the symptoms, such as low blood pressure, rapid heartbeats, pale gums, and sudden collapse, results from pressure on blood vessels.
Moreover, the resulting pain from this condition is excruciating. The pathetic sight of a canine suffering from this condition will linger for long in the memory of an owner.