What are the dog breeds most prone to dog bloat?
Large dog breeds with deep chests tend to be more prone to canine bloat. Their physical traits make them viable candidates to be susceptible to bloat.
There are genetic factors such as ancestors who have had bloat at some point in time.
1 – Great Danes
2 – Boxers
3 – Doberman Pinschers
4 – Weimaraners
5 – German Shepherds
6 – Irish Setters
7 – Akitas
8 – Standard Poodles
9 – Saint Bernards
10 – Basset Hounds
Note that if a specific breed is not on this list they may still be at risk. Knowing how to prevent your dog from being affected and being aware of the signs of dog bloat can help save your dog’s life.
How to prevent dog bloat?
1 – Never allow your dog to over drink or overeat.
2 – Feed your dog several small meals a day instead of a large one if your schedule allows it.
3 – If you have multiple dogs, feed them in separate rooms to avoid any kind of competition.
5 – Never allow your dog to heavily exercise immediately after eating.
Bloat is a life threatening condition. It could take only a few hours to kill your dog and is extremely painful. If your dog shows signs of canine bloat, please take him to the vet or emergency clinic immediately.