Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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This is Charlie! He was first seen by his family veterinarian when he began vomiting. Radiograph results revealed a linear foreign body and abdominal exploratory was recommended. His owners then brought him to SLVS for emergency and specialty care where he underwent multiple emergency surgeries and had over 80% of his bowel removed. Charlie was in the ICU for several weeks receiving extensive critical care including multiple transfusions (plasma and blood) and nutritional support via a nasogastric tube. He made us and his owners very stressed about his condition, but with aggressive treatments, lots of hugs, kisses, love, and support from his family and his support staff at SLVS, Charlie was able to walk out the door and go home! He quickly became part of our family here at SLVS, walking himself to the door and playing with his toys. We were ecstatic to see him leave with his family! We wish Charlie the best of luck and look forward to seeing him for his recheck exams. UPDATE on 7/23: Charlie came back in for his recheck exam, and we are happy to say he is doing great!