Monday, November 18, 2019

Canine Bloat Prevention

Canine bloat is a life-threatening emergency in dogs in which the stomach bloats, fills with gas and twists, causing restricted blood flow and breathing difficulties.  Deep chested, big dogs are more prone but it can happen to any breed.  Signs to watch for include a swollen abdomen,  retching, drooling, panting and walking around.  Immediate attention is required as the condition can be fatal.   By feeding a high moisture diet (raw preferably as dry kibble may increase risk) 2-3 times per day, having water available, limiting exercise around mealtime and adding digestive supplements,  you can help to prevent bloat.  Ask Ariel's K9 Digestive Enzymes and Power Probiotic  improve digestion and reduce gas, bloating and discomfort.  The HCL and pancreatic enzymes in K9 Digestive Enzymes are essential for any dog with a history of bloat.