Penn Ohio Veterinary Services is proud to announce that we are now offering prophylactic gastropexy surgery as part of our comprehensive range of services. This procedure is designed to prevent Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), commonly known as “bloat,” a serious and potentially fatal condition affecting large and deep-chested dogs.
Our veterinary team is well-versed in this technique, which secures the stomach to the abdominal wall and significantly reduces the risk of twisting. By adding gastropexy surgery to our repertoire, we remain dedicated to providing exceptional care for your beloved pets, ensuring their health, safety, and well-being remain our top priorities.
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), is a condition that can affect various dog breeds, but it is more prevalent in large and deep-chested dogs. Some breeds that are more susceptible to bloat include:
- Great Danes
- German Shepherds
- Standard Poodles
- Doberman Pinschers
- Irish Setters
- Gordon Setters
- Old English Sheepdogs
- Basset Hounds
While these breeds have a higher predisposition to bloat, it is essential to remember that any dog can potentially suffer from this life-threatening condition. Factors such as age, genetics, eating habits, and stress levels can also contribute to the risk of
bloat. It is crucial to be aware of the signs and symptoms of GDV and seek immediate veterinary attention if your dog exhibits any indications of this condition.
Symptoms of bloat include:
- Abdominal distension or swelling
- Restlessness and pacing
- Non-productive vomiting
- Salivating excessively
- Pale gums
- Rapid heart rate
If you suspect your dog is suffering from bloat, contact Penn Ohio Veterinary Services immediately.