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what is bloat/gastric torsion in dogs?

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asked Jun 8, 2014 in Dog Health by anonymous

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Another name for bloat/gastric torsion is gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV). It occurs when the stomach twist trapping air and gases and blocking them from escaping. THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY MOST OFTEN REQUIRING IMMEDIATE SURGERY. Please see our article "Stomach Torsion and Bloat" for further information.
answered Jun 16, 2014 by (36,420 points)