Surgery

by Gail
(Westfield IN)

Do they require Gastropexy surgery as a rule? Vet is trying to sell us on a maybe.

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Aug 02, 2016
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Torsion Bloat
by: Donna

I take it your dog is experiencing torsion bloat.

Other than spay and neuter, invasive surgery is never a good idea if it can be avoided.

Here is a good article for you to read:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/preventing-bloat-naturally/

It might be an idea to try to prevent the bloat first and the link to the article above should help you with ways to do that.

I hope this helps.

Aug 07, 2016
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Timing
by: Ed A from NJ

I think it is a good idea if done while neutering, but under no circumstance put a Pyrenees under if it is not absolutely necessary.

Feb 28, 2019
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surgery
by: Anonymous

I asked my vet when I had my GP neutered and she said it is not normally needed with this breed. My son has a Great Dane and their vet told them it needed to be done to all big dogs. My vet corrected that and said Great Danes usually but not all big dogs. I think that is sometimes how some vets like to make money. FYI my vet is very reasonable priced and is considered the best in town. Their vet works out of a million dollar building and they never walk out of their without a $1000 bill because they always want to test for something.

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Neuter/Spay
by: Donna

The reason dogs should be neutered/spayed is to prevent unwanted pregnancies in the hands of irresponsible people. There is a lot of work to properly bring pups into the world. Most people don't have any idea which is why dogs end up in rescue, some unadoptable.

Dogs should be spayed/neutered by about two years old. This is when they, hopefully, have finished growing. In that two years, ensure no dogs get to your dog and your dog does not get to any other dogs who are intact.

If a vet is charging $1000, find another vet.

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