I HAD A HAPPY HEALTHY STANDARD DASCHUND. HIS NORMAL WEIGHT AROUND 30#. FOUR WEEKS AGO ON A SUNDAY DEXTER WENT UPSTAIRS HOPING TO FIND A LEFTOVER TIDBIT. NOT MUCH TIME LATER I HEARD HIM CRYING. LOOKED UP THE STAIRS, HE IS STANDING WITH HIS TUMMY THE SIZE OF A BASKETBALL. HE IS IN SEVERE PAIN....ALARMED I TOOK HIM OUTSIDE. TRIED TO DETERMINE HAD HE EATEN SOMETHING BAD. AFTER A SHORT WHILE HE IS SWAYING AND I CALL THE VET ER. BY THE TIME I GOT HIM TO VET HE WAS GOING INTO SHOCK...MY BUDDY HAD HAD HIS TUMMY TORQUE OVER CUTTING OFF DIGESTION, FLUIDS, ETC. CAUSE? THE VETS DO NOT KNOW. CURE? REALLY NOTHING. AND THE VET HAD NEVER SEEN THIS IN A DOXIE. IF, THIS HAPPENS, IT IS LIKELY TO AFFECT THE LARGER DOGS. WITH THIS IN MIND, OUR LARGE DOG IS TO HAVE NO EXERCISE ONE HOUR BEFORE OR AFTER EATING. SOMETIMES THE TUMMY IS EVEN RE-ROUTED AND HOOKED TO A RIB...STILL NO GUARANTEE. THIS LOSS HAS DEVASTATED OUR FAMILY. ESPECIALLY THE GRANDCHILDREN WITH WHOM HE "RAISED." DEXTER HAD TRAVELED WITH ME BACK AND FORTH ACROSS COUNTRY MANY TIMES....PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR VET AND POSSIBLE PREVENTION...IF NOTHING MORE THAN TO NEVER HAVE YOUR FRIEND SUFFER HORRIBLE PAIN. DEXTER DESERVED TO NOT SUFFER....A WONDERFUL ANIMAL, PET, FRIEND, BUDDY. View Thread
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