|X-ray from the underside of a dog with intestinal GDV. The dark area is the build up of gas.|
Wikipedia describes it better as: "The stomach twists around the longitudinal axis of the digestive tract".
|I am happy to say, we've never had a Gordon that suffered this condition.|
Symptoms would include: distension of the abdomen, obvious pain, weakness, depression, difficulty breathing, hyper-salivation and retching without vomiting.
|X-ray from the side of a dog with intestinal GDV|
Bloat is a terrible condition for a dog to suffer. The key is to know your dog and recognize when something is wrong.
With surgery, in a timely manner, your dog can completely recover and having the surgery usually can prevent another episode.
If you ever suspect your dog is suffering from bloat, get them to the Vet immediately.
Waiting is not an option if you want to save your canine buddy. And I'm sure you do.
All info obtained from Wikipedia.