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Weimaraner Health - Bloat Symptoms

Typical symptoms often include some (but not necessarily all) of the following, according to the links below. Unfortunately, from the onset of the first symptoms you have very little time (sometimes minutes, sometimes hours) to get immediate medical attention for your dog. Know your dog and know when it's not acting right.

  Attempts to vomit (usually unsuccessful); may occur every 5-20 minutes.  This seems to
   be one of the most common symptoms & has been referred to as the "hallmark symptom"
  Doesn't act like usual self
  Perhaps the earliest warning sign & may be the only sign that almost always occurs
  Significant anxiety and restlessness
  One of the earliest warning signs and seems fairly typical "Hunched up" or "roached up"
   appearance. This seems to occur fairly frequently.
  Bloated abdomen that may feel tight (like a drum).  Despite the term "bloat," many times
   this symptom never occurs or is not apparent.
  Pale or off-color gums
  Dark red in early stages, white or blue in later stages
  Lack of normal gurgling and digestive sounds in the tummy.  Many dog owners report this
   after putting their ear to their dog's tummy.
  Unproductive gagging
  Heavy salivating or drooling
  Foamy mucous around the lips, or vomiting foamy mucous
  Unproductive attempts to defecate
  Licking the air
  Seeking a hiding place
  Looking at their side or other evidence of abdominal pain or discomfort
  May refuse to lie down or even sit down
  May stand spread-legged
  May attempt to eat small stones and twigs
  Drinking excessively
  Heavy or rapid panting
  Shallow breathing
  Cold mouth membranes
  Apparent weakness; unable to stand or has a spread-legged stance
  Especially in advanced stage:

○  Accelerated heartbeat
○  Heart rate increases as bloating progresses
○  Weak pulse
○  Collapse


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