Gastric Dilation-Volvulus or better (barely) known as Bloat and Gastric Torsion is when a dogs stomach bloats then "flips" leading to death if not immediately treated.
What is it?
Bloat is exactly what it sounds like, the dogs stomach swells from trapped gases. Torsion or Volvulus is when the stomach rotates, which can cause tissue death and a cutting off of oxygen to organs. It can cause the stomach to rupture and the spleen to twist with the stomach.
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