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Can gdv pass on its own?

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Can gdv pass on its own?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Jason, by definition the pylorus of the stomach has already rotated between 90-360 degrees when GDV is diagnosed and we can't wait to see if this rotation reverses because the resultant gastric dilation will cause vena cava and portal vein compression causing decreased venous return to the heart. Simple bloat of the stomach, however, can and often does remiss unaided.

GDV isn't seen at 8 weeks of age and rarely reported in small dogs at all. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.