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Bad breath is one of the early signs your pet may have dental disease. As veterinarians, we are concerned about dental care for many reasons. Not only can dental disease cause your pet discomfort, the high levels of bacteria in a diseased mouth can periodically be released into the blood stream, potentially affecting heart, kidney and liver.
Bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), is a potentially fatal condition in dogs, where the stomach twists and becomes engorged with air and froth. GDVs are most common in large, deep-chested dogs, such as Huntaway dogs, Dobermans, Rottweilers and Boxers. GDVs are emergencies.