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Old 03-19-2012, 05:49 PM
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Sorry, I wouldn't trust anything off that site.

Also, she's referring to water logged bloat, aka "kibble bloat", not gastric torsion - which is potentially fatal.
Isn't that the beginning of gastric torsion??
This site isn't my favorite but it was the first one that popped up. I've seen it on many different sites... I don't know for sure but I would just be careful with it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:58 PM
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Nope, my dogs always bloat on kibble. It's just water retention.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:15 PM
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4. If only dry food is given, some people moisten it with water if it is a high end dog food. However, with lesser quality foods, less meat-based dog food, the ones that are mostly grains, it is better to NOT wet the food, since water mixed with grain will start fermentation, a process that has by-products of gas. But if the food is mostly meat, it's ok, and can actually help with digestion.
Even at that this paragraph doesn't really support your claim. I'd venture to guess most people here, and especially most people posting in this thread, feed high-quality kibble.
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It was a suggestion. I specified that I wasn't sure about it but that I had read in a few separate websites (a couple being vet websites) that watering down the food isn't the best idea. I cant give you a specific, scientific explanation.
I don't know the validity of it but it's worth researching.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:45 PM
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It was a suggestion. I specified that I wasn't sure about it but that I had read in a few separate websites (a couple being vet websites) that watering down the food isn't the best idea. I cant give you a specific, scientific explanation.
I don't know the validity of it but it's worth researching.
Unfortunately no one knows exactly what causes gastric torsion. There is a lot of speculation and none really proven. Most people I know water kibble in an effort to prevent dehydration and the later bingeing on water.
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Along with adding water, you may want to try feeding smaller meals more often. Some dogs need lots of food to stay fit, but some of them can't handle a semi big meal 2 or 3 times a day. But do very well when the meals are split in to 4 meals a day or 3 if their getting 1 or 2 meals a day.
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