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If you experience a combination of the following:
Your dog retches from the throat but nothing is produced, other than a small
amount of frothy mucus
Your dog tries to defaecate unsuccessfully
Your dog adopts the ‘Sphinx’ position
Your dog’s tummy goes hard and / or swells up like a balloon and is as taut as
Your dog is trying to bite, or worry, the abdomen
Your dog is very unsettled
CONTACT YOUR VET IMMEDIATELY.
Bloat is a true emergency - be prepared to
drive to the surgery straightaway. The chance of survival decreases alarmingly if you
delay getting the dog to the surgery more than 60-90 minutes after the first signs.
So whether you’re about to catch a plane, serve a meal to your family or go to bed -
DON’T. Instead take your dog to the vet.
It could save your dog’s life.
If you’d like a a copy of this poster emailed to you please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with BLOAT as the subject