Episode 46: Beware of Bloat in Your Greyhound

Bloat can be fatal to your dog––find out what you need to know about it.

When bloat occurs, a dog’s stomach literally twists. Big dogs, such as greyhounds, can be susceptible to this painful, and often fatal, condition. After listening to this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of what bloat is, theories as to what causes it, how to potentially identify it, how to help your dog to possibly avoid it, and treatment that may work should your greyhound be struck with it.



  • Greyhound blood is different than all other dog blood. So much so that many test results read differently for greyhounds. They also need to be administered anesthesia at another dosage than all other dogs.  Print out this card and keep it in your wallet or scan it with your phone so you always have it with you. Show it to your veterinarian or any emergency veterinarian who may need to work on your greyhound.
  • Please consider donating to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey to help more greyhounds find the loving homes they deserve.

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Important note: Albert Cavallo and Jacqueline Howard are not medical professionals. Please seek medical advice and guidance specific to your greyhound from a licensed veterinarian. The information provided in this episode of the About Greyhounds podcast is strictly that: provided for informational purposes only.

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