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    My beloved Bullie went in to get neutered last Wednesday, everything went fine. About 9pm that same night after he had come home things went terribly wrong. He had the classic symptoms of GDV or others know it as bloat. We rushed him to the hospital, and he had to have emergency surgery. Thousands of dollars later, our baby is back home with us. We heard that we are very lucky seeing that GDV kills 30% of dogs before they can be saved. Has anybody else experienced GDV in their bullie? We were told that it isn't that common in EBs, but obviously it happened to our Tanker.

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    Wow..I am so sorry..but so glad he survived. We have lost a couple wonderful Bully's because of Bloat. As I understand it..it happens all too often. Barrel chested breeds have the highest incidence of this. I bet @gunnyboy will share his tragic story. It broke all our hearts.

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/co...nglish-Bulldog

    heres a link to an article here about it.
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    So sorry for this horrible experience, buit very happy to hear he is home and healthy with you
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    My Gunnyboy passed last year to bloat. Everything was fine all day , he acted normal was active with no cause for concern. The next morning about 5:00 am he woke me up, running frantically in pain, I called the emergency vet and he said to hurry and get him in because it sounds like Bloat. He layed down and I layed next to him and he died in my arms.You are so lucky to have saved your babie, most arent so lucky. I still cry and miss him so much, we were together 24/7 and Ill never be the same without him. Hug your babies and give them all the love you can, I found out the hard way that no one is promised tomorrow.

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    Default Re: GDV (Bloat) After Neuter...

    Sadly, my bully Samson died after coming home from the vet after suffering a spinal injury...he came home, drank an entire bowl of water...I left him kenneled and ran some errands for him...when I came back, Sammy had died of stomach bloat. My vet said a lot of dogs die like this because we (owners) don't know what is happening and by the time we get the dogs to the vet, it is too late. Usually once they are neutered, the vet tacks the stomach...larger breeds tend to suffer from GDV because of the way the stomach is tacked.

    You are indeed lucky to have saved your baby.


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    Yes, you were lucky....... I wasn't. I saw my boy in the morning when i woke up , stiff and cold. He was just 1 year old.
    You are very lucky!

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    Oh my gosh..I'm so sry to hear of all your experiences! I am glad to hear that Tanker is ok.
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    Oh my, I didn't realize so many in this forum have lost pets due to bloat. I'm glad that your pet survived.

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    Glad that he is ok!! Did they do a gastroplexy on him? Once the stomach twists it can very easily happen again.

    With 2 bulldogs and a great dane in the house I ALWAYS carry gas-x strips with me just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    Glad that he is ok!! Did they do a gastroplexy on him? Once the stomach twists it can very easily happen again.

    With 2 bulldogs and a great dane in the house I ALWAYS carry gas-x strips with me just in case.
    When n how do you give the bully gas x?

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    Thank God he's fine. Can imagine your panic..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    Glad that he is ok!! Did they do a gastroplexy on him? Once the stomach twists it can very easily happen again.

    With 2 bulldogs and a great dane in the house I ALWAYS carry gas-x strips with me just in case.
    Do you just give one strip?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisabear123 View Post
    When n how do you give the bully gas x?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    Thank God he's fine. Can imagine your panic..

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    Do you just give one strip?

    If you suspect bloat you give one or 2 strips (depending on the dogs size) on the way to the hospital. It could buy some more time for successful treatment.

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