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Flatulence in dogs, its symptoms, causes and methods of treatment

Bloating, or soot, is classified as one of the common dog diseases, which can be dangerous at times. It occurs when the dog's stomach is filled with gases, food, or liquids, which causes it to expand and put pressure on the rest of the other organs. Causing serious health problems

What is bloating in dogs

 Bloating, or soot in dogs, occurs when the stomach is filled with gases, and turns around in a way that prevents blood from reaching the intestines, as food and gases stop coming out, and it also leads to torsion of the spleen, loss of blood circulation, and blockage of the vital blood vessels in the back. Which transmit blood to the heart, and this disease is called a dog disease; It is called gastric expansion, or volvulus, and it can cause the death of the dog within hours, in the event of delayed medical intervention.

Symptoms of flatulence in dogs



The urge to vomit but nothing comes out

Feeling pain in the abdomen when touched

The appearance of signs of distress on the dog, such as insomnia and panting

Dog feeling anxious

Expansion, with the front half pointing down and the back end facing up

paleness of the gums


shortness of breath


rapid heartbeat

Causes of bloating in dogs

Eating from an elevated food bowl

Eat Food quickly, or rely on one large meal per day

Play or run after eating Food directly

Frequent intake of food or water

Pressure nervous

Although any dog ​​can get bloat, it is more common in large breeds with deep chests, which are

Boxer dog.

Great Dane dogs

Gordon Setter dog

Irish setters

Weimaraner dog

German Shepherd Dogs

Akita dog

Saint Bernard dogs

Basset Hound

Methods of treating flatulence in dogs

Treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition. In some cases, the vet puts a tube down the dog's throat. down to his stomach; to release it from the accumulated pressure, and sometimes to prevent a twisted stomach; the pipe from the passage; Forcing the doctor to place a large, hollow needle through his abdomen, where he releases pressure in this way

Intravenous fluids are given; to slow the heart rate, to prevent heart failure, in addition to antibiotics, strong pain relievers, and medicines to correct loss of blood flow to the heart; resulting from bloating, and the dog may need to perform surgery to repair the damage that occurred in the stomach, and get rid of any dead tissue, due to the interruption of blood supply, and during the operation the veterinarian installs the stomach on the wall of the body; To avoid twisting again


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