GDV stands for Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus. This life-threatening condition is caused by the filling of the stomach with gas; “bloat” or gastric dilatation; and the twisting of the stomach over itself; volvulus. When the stomach twists it blocks off the entrance and exit, this requires surgery to fix.
We receive many phone calls in the months leading up to winter from panicked pet owners who have seen fleas on their pets and in their homes. Although a major nuisance, they are generally speaking, relatively easy to treat and control.