What Is Bloat?

Bloat is a common term used as a synonym for gastric torsion.  Due to an abundance of gas, the stomach in dogs swells and rotates.  Bloat is a life-threatening condition.  You should get immediate veterinarian assistance if you suspect your dog is affected.  The most crucial element in a good prognosis is immediate treatment. Negative prognostic factors include a treatment delay of more than 6 hours.