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Devastating news

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Sep 5, 2016. 18 Replies

My beautiful Sophie died yesterday after suffering bloat again. During surgery she suffered…Continue

Thoughts on adding Sea Kelp

Started this discussion. Last reply by shirley walsh Nov 30, 2015. 4 Replies

Anyone used sea kelp and if so what did they use it for . I was thinking of adding to  Sophie's diet to boost her glandular system/metabolism. .She is doing so well at the moment and has just weaned…Continue

The Dreaded Bloat/Torsion

Started this discussion. Last reply by shirley walsh Mar 20, 2013. 62 Replies

Just joined this forum with a hope of finding some answers/solutions regarding the dreaded GDV in one of my setters. I have had setters for over 30 yrs and have never had a problem until now. My…Continue

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
32 years
About Me:
retired nurse . love taking my girls away in my motorhome

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Sophie and the dreaded bloat

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 9:14pm 43 Comments

Have had a very distressing week with Sophie...She had bloat last week and I had to rush her to an emergency veterinary hospital which was luckily only 10 mins in the car. She last had bloat and torsion in July 2013 ( she had bloat and torsion 3 times in 8 months in 2012-2013, then last year had mammary tumour removed which really knocked her for six ) She went into shock very quickly this time. She had previous gastropexy x2 in the past so I of course was so worried that her stomach had…


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