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Description:Bloat (Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus) is a very serious medical condition you don't want to mess with. The exact cause for bloat is unknown but the symptoms of bloat is when the stomach fills with air, fluid and foam, thus putting pressure on other organs and diaphragm. Bloat can also cause the stomach to twist and flip. Deep-chested dogs are more prone to it.

Contributing factors:
. Stress is deemed to be a potential contributor but nothing conclusive at this time. Inability to release swallowed air. Poor quality pet food with too much fat, citric acid, soybeans. Eating large amounts of dry food. Drinking too much water before or after eating, placing feed bowls off the ground. Hereditary factors, playing vigorously after eating.


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Herbal Treatment:Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Arnica is helpful with trauma recovery. Chamomile helps relax the stomach. Ashwaganda is an ancient herb used to vitalize and rejuvenate. It is also calming to the nervous system.

Homeopathic Treatment:
Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms.

Essential Oils:
Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Flower Essence: Beech promotes tolerance. Impatiens for pain. Holly for sudden illness.

Other:
Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch. Aged Citrus Peel