Canine Bloat

by Sue
(Sioux Falls, SD, USA)

Molly Brown Kent

Molly Brown Kent

This past summer, our beloved Molly age 12 yrs had begun to lose weight.


Our local Vet had run numerous tests but found no reason, then, in July, just a few hours after picking Molly up from the Vet, Molly began acting strangely.

I contacted an emergency Vet since the local Vet didn't take emergencies and rushed Molly an hour drive to the nearest emergency vet where we were told she was already critical and was told she had bloat.

I had never seen bloat before but a co-worker had told me about it.

We were then sent another hour to a specialty emergency vet for surgery.

They were wonderful, but unable to save Molly.

We had to let her go on July 4, 2010.

I'm telling my story so that other dog owners don't go through the grief we have experience losing Molly.

We have just adopted a new puppy, Maggie Mae but I still miss Molly very much.

Be sure to know the symptoms of bloat and know where the nearest 24-hour emergency vet is.

We weren't told the first emergency vet wasn't open 24-hours which wasted precious critical time for Molly.

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