Prophylactic Gastropexy - Prevent this from happening to your best friend
Gastric volvulus and dilation (GVD) or "bloat" is a common life-threatening condition that affects many large and x-large breed dogs. It is characterized by a tremendous ballooning (dilation) of the stomach with gas and frothy material. Dilation may be followed by twisting of the stomach (volvulus) that closes both the inlet and outlet of the stomach. As swelling continues, shock develops as the swollen stomach blocks return of blood from the abdomen to the heart. Widespread tissue damage and kidney failure develop and death from respiratory and cardiac arrest soon follow. This condition can appear suddenly in otherwise apparently healthy dogs.
Some of the breeds more commonly affected by this dangerous condition are:
Irish Wolf Hounds
The condition is rapidly progressive and life-threatening, which requires immediate emergency surgery and veterinary care that can cost thousands of dollars.
A recent study reported in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (May-June 2013) that "No dog experienced GDV (Gastro Volvulus and Dialation) after IG (Incisional Gastropexy)".
Why wait until the life-threatening condition occurs? A preventative procedure called Incisional Gastropexy is available for your pet at Churchville Veterinary Hospital.
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