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Factors That Make NO Difference

These measures, long been thought to reduce the risk of bloat, were found to have no effect:

-Restricting exercise before or after eating

-Restricting water intake before and/or after meals

-Feeding two or more meals per day

-Moistening dry kibble before feeding

Factors That DO Make A Difference

These four (4) factors ARE associated with an increased risk of bloat in large breed dogs:

-Raising the food dish more than doubled the risk for bloat.

-Speed of eating: Dogs rated by their owners as very fast eaters had a 38% increased risk of bloat.

-Age: The study found that risk increased by 20% with each year of age. Owners should be more alert to early signs of bloat as their dogs grow older.

-Family History: Having a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or offspring) that had bloated increased a dog's risk by 63%.

Conclusions

The Purdue research team concluded these are the things you can do to prevent bloat:


-The strongest recommendation to prevent GVD (bloat) should be to not breed a dog that has a first degree relative that has had bloat. This places a special responsibility on an owner to inform the breeder should their dog bloat.

{Factors That Make NO Difference

These measures, long been thought to reduce the risk of bloat, were found to have no effect:

-Restricting exercise before or after eating

-Restricting water intake before and/or after meals

-Feeding two or more meals per day

-Moistening dry kibble before feeding

Factors That DO Make A Difference

These four (4) factors ARE associated with an increased risk of bloat in large breed dogs:

-Raising the food dish more than doubled the risk for bloat.

-Speed of eating: Dogs rated by their owners as very fast eaters had a 38% increased risk of bloat.

-Age: The study found that risk increased by 20% with each year of age. Owners should be more alert to early signs of bloat as their dogs grow older.

-Family History: Having a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or offspring) that had bloated increased a dog's risk by 63%.

Conclusions

The Purdue research team concluded these are the things you can do to prevent bloat:


-The strongest recommendation to prevent GVD (bloat) should be to not breed a dog that has a first degree relative that has had bloat. This places a special responsibility on an owner to inform the breeder should their dog bloat.

-Do not raise the feeding dish.

-SLOW the dog's speed of eating.

-SLOW the dog's speed of eating.
Oooh thank you so much Barbara... you are an angel!! Our girl is just 11 months old and I read and heard a lot about how raised bowls decrease chances of bloat in Bassets... But, looks like thats just a dangerous myth. I have now kept her bowl flat on the ground... Thanks you so much again!

Concerned Basset Dad!
 
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