Gastic Dilation Volvulus (GDV) is known as "Bloat", "Stomach Torsion" or "Twisted Stomach" is a life threatening condition that most commonly affects large-breed, deep-chested dogs mainly over two years of age. Owners of susceptible breeds should be knowledgeable about the signs of the disease, since early and prompt treatment can greatly improve the outcome.
There are no home remedies for bloat, therefore dog owners must contact their vets immediately if they suspect that their dog has bloat. Dogs can die of bloat within several hours. Even with treatment, as many as 25-33% of dogs with GDV die.