Canine Gastric Torsion Information

Gastric torsion Description:

Gastric torsion also known as bloat is a twisting of stomach that traps the stomach contents and gases. Can cause death of left untreated. Most common in large, deep-chested dogs.

Typical Treatment and Expenses*:

Usually requires surgery, costing around $2,000 to $4,000.

Dog Breeds Prone to Gastric torsion:


Airedale TerrierAkita
Alaskan MalamuteAmerican Staffordshire Terrier
Basset HoundBeauceron
Bernese Mountain DogBloodhound
BorzoiBoxer
BriardBullmastiff
Chesapeake Bay RetrieverChow Chow
Cocker SpanielCollie
English SetterEnglish Springer Spaniel
Flat-coated RetrieverGerman Shepherd
German Shorthaired PointerGerman Wirehaired Pointer
Giant SchnauzerGreat Dane
Great PyreneesGreater Swiss Mountain Dog
GreyhoundIrish Setter
Irish WolfhoundKomondor
MastiffNewfoundland
Old English SheepdogRottweiler
Saint BernardSamoyed
Scottish DeerhoundSpinone Italiani
Weimaraner