When a Houston-area shelter had to close temporarily due to COVID-19, we saved several animals that were at risk. One of those animals was Sea Biscuit, a senior Great Dane.
It was unclear whether or not she had been spayed, and upon examination, she was not. But, knowing spay surgery was necessary, it gave our veterinary team the opportunity to provide Sea Biscuit with a vital surgery called a gastropexy, since she would already be anesthetized during her alteration.
Large breed dogs are at high risk for Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus, a life-threatening condition where the stomach flips or twists, trapping air and gases in the stomach. A gastropexy procedure attaches the stomach to the abdominal wall in order to prevent this twisting.
Will you help prevent Sea Biscuit from getting GDV? Please, help Sea Biscuit heal!