My German Shepherd had a near bloat experience years ago. I lived in Philadelphia at the time. My Vet was the Veternarian for the Philadelphia Police K9 unit. He told me that if your dog was showing any of the early signs of bloat, that giving a GasX could help. I had several times when Maggie Mae (ATB) seemed very uncomfortable after eating. I did give her one several times over the years. He said it (could) make a difference in the final outcome if given early enough. At least I learned giving one can't hurt them so if I ever have a doubt I use them.