Dog First Aid - Emergencies (Bloat/Torsion)
We got a PAWsome pocket handbook on Pet First Aid by The National Humane Society and we just had to share it with you! We know how important your pet's health and safety is and we want to make sure you have the information at your finger tips!
We will have the information in individual blogs so it's easy for you to find based on what you need to know!
This blog post is on the symptoms and treatments for bloat/torsion in dogs.
Bloat/Torsion
With bloat, the stomach fills with air or food often after a meal. Bloat may be closely followed by torsion, when the stomach turns around on itself cutting off the blood supply & resulting in life threatening shock.
Symptoms
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Drooling or salivation
  • Vomiting or retching
  • Restlessness and pacing
  • Shock

Treatment

  • Check for signs of shock and administer CPR if necessary.
  • Seek immediate veterinary help (especially if you suspect torsion).
November 09, 2021 — Amanda Gyetvay