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I wish you and Flame all the best!!!
Dianne I feel for you as I too have had a boy who has bloated at age 4 and he did it 4 times in all. I learned how to wind him and always keep Infacol handy for days when he seems prone to wind (just a squirt in the mouth prior to feeding)
He is now age 10 and no signs at all. He was always skinny and after his series of bloating we never gave kibble dry again but soaked overnight and put him back on 4 meals a day, which he is still on now. He must have had a problem with malabsorbption as with the smaller meals and pre soak he began to gain weight. We also used enzyme powder for quite some time. I also give him a symbiotic probiotic tablet each day. Also never food at least 1 and 1/2 half hours either side of excercise. Also no major drinking after exercise or after food. Hope this helps. Julie
Dianne, I am so sorry to read your post here. I haven't been active on ES for months, but I hope Flame has continued to improve and is back to his old self. chers, Cheryl
Bloat from my experience definitely runs in families/lines. Unfortunately there is little disclosure by some breeders who go to great lengths to "hide' the facts which means others innocently use dogs not aware they have bloated..
The same applies to epilepsy , a breeder just recently instructed a person to take down a posting which implicated their breeding.
You are an angel for taking these Irish into your home and heart Dianne. Enjoy your cheeky Irish pack. Flame is lucky to be surrounded by his caring girls.