general surgical information

Bloat and Gastric Torsion

xray of bloated organ

Bloat and gastric torsion is a serious condition and your pet should be rushed to the emergency room if this occurs. Certain breeds of dogs with deep chests and narrow waists, such as hounds, bouvier des Flandres, or doberman pinschers are more susceptible to a syndrome of gastric torsion and bloat.

This occurs when the stomach twists on its supporting ligaments and the contents begin to release gas pressure. A similar disease is seen in cattle and horses as well. Dogs who experience such an attack are very susceptible to another which is usually more severe, and this is one case where immediate veterinary care is needed, normally requiring abdominal surgery to prevent a recurrence.

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*Hours to see the doctor are by appointment only. Office open Saturday, but presently no doctor appts.

Monday

8:00am

7:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am

7:00pm

Wednesday

8:00am

7:00pm

Thursday

8:00am

7:00pm

Friday

8:00am

5:00pm

Saturday

8:00am

12:00pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00am 7:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am 7:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am 7:00pm
Thursday
8:00am 7:00pm
Friday
8:00am 5:00pm
Saturday
8:00am 12:00pm
Sunday
Closed