Seattle based dog photographer Erin Vey believes that dogs are beloved members of the family and deserve their place on the family wall. Over the years her work has been featured on the covers of various books, calendars, and magazines including 425 Magazine & Professional Photographer Magazine. She also regularly looks for opportunities to donate her time or work to various non-profit organizations that benefit dogs. Over the past 8 years, Erin has documented the charmed life of her great dane, Miss Gracie and in 2010 added a little girl (Miss Maggie) into her photographic adventures. Check out some great shots from her portfolio…
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Bloated dogs' stomach.
GASTRIC TORSION in dogs – What Is It?
Gastric torsion, bloat, torsion, and gastric dilatation-volvulus are all names given for the medical condition where a dog’s stomach becomes overstretched by excessive gas content. In these cases, the dog becomes unable to naturally expel the buildup, and some cases the stomach can actually “flip” over and cut off all escape routes for the gas, trapping it inside. Bloat can be fatal.
Can Your Dog Get It?
Although it is unlikely, smaller dogs do not usually experience bloat. It is more likely to happen to larger, deep-chested breeds like Great Danes, Akitas, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Labradors, Boxers, St. Bernards and other dogs of similar body types.
How Can You Recognize It?
Symptoms, signs & what to do. View PDF below.
(click on the photo above, to view & print)
A huge thank you to Caryn, at Whatta Pup!, for this amazing reference. This is an incredible tool for those dog owners with barrel chested breeds.
PRINT IT, AND PUT IT ON YOUR FRIDGE. You never know when this may happen, and you’ll want to be prepared when it does.
How Can You Prevent It?
- There is a preventative surgery, called gastroplexy, that can reduce the risk of the stomach turning over onto itself.
- Do not feed your dog less then 2 hours before heavy physical activity. Also, do not feed your dog within 2 hours after heavy physical activity.
- Feed several (at least 2) small meals, instead of 1 large meal per day. Also make sure that your dog eats slow and does not “inhale” their food.
- Limit your dog’s water intake before, after, and during exercise or play.
- Give your dog a Gas-Ex before heavy physical activity; this will help prevent gasses from building up in your dog’s stomach.
- Feed your dog a dog food that will not immediately expand when it comes into contact with water.
- Have your vet’s contact information readily available at all times
She’s staying with us all weekend, so I’m sure there will be lots of photo updates!
Paris is always very quick to settle in here, and is now exhausted after 4 hours of playtime with Logan.
(Logan has already retreated to the bedroom to get away from her .. hehehehee!)