Many of you may have seen our staff members dog Ellie Mae at Happy Tails. Ellie is a redbone coonhound, her breed tends to be large and deep chested. That being said, we'd like to show you that our staff practices what they preach because they believe in the quality of medicine we practice here at Happy Tails.
This month Ellie Mae turned 6 months old. We spayed Ellie this week before she goes into her first heat cycle. BUT what's the point to this story you ask? Ellie Mae also had a Preventative Gastropexy done during her surgery.
Many people may not be aware of what a Preventative Gastropexy is and why it is so important. A Preventative Gastropexy is done to prevent GDV, also referred to as bloat or a twisted stomach in large dogs. GDV in dogs is an emergency and requires surgery to fix. The mortality rate is high, every second counts, and even then a successful outcome is never guaranteed. At Happy Tails we preform Preventative Gastropexies on patients that are at risk.
For more information on GDVS or Preventative Gastropexies call us at anytime. (717) 393-8245 or visit the link below for more information on how a preventative gastropexy is done.