Bloat, also known as Gastric-Volvulus is a dangerous illness that usually occurs in dogs such as the Rottweiler, Boxer, and other long and deep chested canines. It can also occur in other breeds although it is rare. The illness may occur when unusual amounts of air, fluid, gas, food or even foam forms in the stomach. The pressure can cause the stomach to swell, which in turn blocks blood flow to vital organs such as the heart. Symptoms of bloat may often mimic other illnesses and could include unsuccessful attempts to vomit, anxiety, restlessness, hunched up appearance, no normal digestive sounds in the stomach, bloated or tight abdomen, whining, pacing, drooling, unsuccessful attempts to poop, heavy breathing, etc. Your vet will need to run tests to determine the exact causes of the symptoms. If it is bloat, your vet services Hamilton County, IN will need to do immediate surgery to relieve the pressure within your dog’s stomach.