Health Issue – Gastrointestinal
Bloat (Gastric Dilatation/Volvulus)
Bloat is a life-threatening emergency where the dog’s stomach twists within the abdomen. Bloat is more often seen in breeds that have deep chests and a tucked-up waistline, including Samoyeds. Dogs developing bloat show signs of drooling, abdominal pain, retching and/or vomiting without results, and a full & tight abdomen. They may also roach their back, be restless, refusing food and have a fast heart rate.
Immediate administration of an antacid and rapid transport to an emergency veterinary clinic is required for treatment of bloat, which is usually emergency surgery.