|The most common sign of bloat is the dog is trying to vomit but nothing comes up. They may be drooling excessively as well.
These dogs are very uncomfortable. They may pace, lay down and get up, stand with an abnormal stance, pant, hide, etc.
Usually, but not always, they have a very tightly distended abdomen.
More advanced cases will show signs of shock (abnormal gum color, weak rapid pulse, prolonged capillary refill time, fast or shallow breathing)
Normal gum color: pink. Abnormal gum color: pale to white, blue, brick red
Easiest place to feel pulse:
Capillary Refill Time (CRT):
Normal respiration rate:
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