Alongside purchasing a slow eating bowl so your dog doesn’t eat like it’s the last meal on earth, there is a very very simple procedure known as a gastropexy that attaches the stomach to the body wall, preventing it from twisting. This operation effectively eliminates the risk of a GDV occurring entirely. In nearly all cases, at least at my clinic, a gastropexy will be performed during the surgery to correct the GDV to prevent it happening again. This surgery is extremely easy and can be done at the same time as a spay or neuter. I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone getting a new pup in their lives. If you live in Melbourne, an emergency GDV surgery will set you back about $4000-$5000. Anyone who has lost a dog to a GDV can tell you what a nightmare it is. I hope this post was informative!