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Bloat: The Tale of the Twisted Stomach

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Potential dog owners interested in adopting a large or giant pure or mixed-breed canine must make themselves aware of a severe, life-threatening ailment commonly affecting big-statured dogs.

If you’ve seen the heart wrenching movie (or read the book) Marley & Me, you’re familiar with the scene where Luke Wilson informs Jennifer Aniston that their dog, Marley, is diagnosed with a “stomach twist.” This condition is actually called Gastric Dilitation Volvulus (GDV, or “bloat”) and is a life threatening health problem for dogs.

Learn more about GDV and how to potentially prevent it via the following article for PetSafe- Bloat: The Tale of the Twisted Stomach

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