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There does seem to be a connection between unthriftyness and bloat ,many of the early Sydney bloodlines we difficult to condition and many "self destructed " though bloat .
I was not so lucky, my beautiful girl mia was not so lucky. no temperature no pail gums, no vomiting, the only thing she did do was bloat. It took the vet half an hour to get to the vets and then she started up scanner thinking it was not bloat, which I kept telling her was. Then she decided after telling us that there did seem to be food where it shouldn't decided to fire up the xray machine, all this time nothing happening, no releasoing the gas. In the end she had the operation to die two days later with septasemia. £1700 later and no dog. I would have paid any amount of money to save her, but it was not to be. So the symptoms dont always follow. So pleased to hear yours is ok. Xx
In answer to your question do I have any others, no I don't. I am hoping to get a irish again this year. But i'm so afraid it will happen again. xx
Tina there are families of Irish with little if any bloat in their background .Its a matter of doing good research and finding breeders with integrity .