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Boerboel Puppy On Raw
Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:49 PM
Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:07 PM
Gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV) is somewhat common in giant breeds- especially Danes. It's very, very rare in puppies or young adults but the chances increase as the dog gets older.
If you're worried about it just have a prophylactic gastropexy (tacking of the stomach to the body wall) done with you have him under for his neuter around 18-24 months old. This will be your best preventative for GDV.
Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:01 PM
It ended up being just gas bloat. Im not sure if it is just the breed or the diet, but he has been pretty gassy the last week. I started feeding him pork this week, in addition to his normal beef and chicken meals, and it seemed to loosen up his stool some but not much. He doesnt have the typical raw fed, hard, small poops. Instead, they are normally really dark, almost black and resemble cat poop. Today, he actually pooped about 6-7 times. Other than that, things seem really well. He is full of energy and putting on over 5lbs a week! At his 10 week check-up he weighed 24lbs!
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