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GDV - what it is and how to recognise it

GDV - what it is and how to recognise it

Those of you who follow our Chief Taste Tester Baldrick on Instagram @baldrickbeagle will know that we are very lucky that he is still with us. On 10th July Baldrick had a gastric torsion (Gastric Dilation-Volvulus or GDV for short). Some of you may know this as bloat, although technically, bloat is something different. GDV is incredibly serious, and can be fatal for many dogs. In simple terms, the stomach flips over, blocking off entry and exit points. So the dog can’t drink, or vomit, or belch. He can’t poop or pass wind. And meanwhile, the gut produces gases which...

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