A GDV is when the stomach bloats and twists around itself. Once the stomach twists, it quickly starts to fill with gas, causing severe and life-threatening bloat. The only cure for a GDV is an operation to reverse the twist but sadly, due to the seriousness of the condition, even with treatment, some GDV’s are still fatal.
It effects large deep chested dogs like Great Danes, Newfoundlands and German Shepherds.
Signs include a bloated stomach and abdominal pain, vomiting or non-productive retching and drooling.