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    Ch. Charisma's Cotton Jack O'SnowSong, HIC

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Jack is a Multiple Best of Breed and Group Placements Winner

DOB   3/17/96 - 11/04/06      OFA   Good     Cerf - SA-2941    

We lost Jack to bloat.  He was a lot of firsts for us, first Samoyed, first show dog, first champion.  He changed our lives forever and will always live and be loved in our hearts.

Jack's 4 generation pedigree.pdf



Here are some important links about bloat

     Bloat Information

Bloat is one of the biggest killers of  giant breed and deep V chested breed dogs.  No one knows what really causes bloat, but there are many theories.  Please read up on the warning signs of bloat, there are many different warning signs.

Acupressure Bloat Point - by C.A. Krowzack, DVM - This is the one most important bloat link that you could ever have.  Bookmark this page.  Print out a copy and keep it handy.  If a dog bloats, this is the first thing to do - massage the bloat acupressure points on both back knees.  It works!  I've saved one of my personal Danes 3 times by doing this alone.  Two of our foster homes have saved two other Danes using this method.  Please note - this is not a substitute for taking a dog that is bloating into the Vet.  Get the dog to a Vet immediately!   But, if you catch the bloat quick enough, hopefully, there won't be much, if anything, for the Vet to do.   Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Beating Bloat - by Jill Swedlow

Bloat - from

Canine Bloat - from the American Rottweiler Club site

Bloat - from

Bloat - from

Bloat - the Mother of all Emergencies - from

Bloat (Torsion) - from the American Rottweiler Club site

Bloat (Gastric Dilatation & Volvulus - GDV) - from

Bloat and Allergies - by Linda Arndt

Bloat and Torsion - Is Nutrition a Factor? - by Linda Arndt

Bloat Articles - by by Kathy Hutton, DVM

Bloat First Aid - from Elektrik Borzoi site (Discusses tubing a dog that is bloating)

Bloat in Large Dogs - First Aid Manual - by Siegfried Zahn

Bloat in The Dog - from

Bloat During Recovery From Anesthesia - from

Bloat:  Killer of Dogs - by Jeanetta Wilson

Canine Bloat - from Great Dane Rescue, Inc.

Canine Bloat and Temperament - by Dr. Myrna Milani, BS, DVM

Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat) - by Purdue Vet School

Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat) - Opinion by Linda Arndt on the Purdue Vet Study

Controlling Intestinal Gas in Dogs - from

Dog Owner's Guide:  Bloat - from

Feeding Program For Dogs Prone To Bloat And Digestive Upset -  by Linda Arndt

Full Moon Bloat Calendar - from

Gastric Dilatation - by Patricia Long

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus - from Merck Manual site

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus - from

Gastric Torsion/Bloat in Dogs - from

GDV - from

Jake's Story - a Bloat Survivor's Story

Our Experiences with Bloat - from Showdog Magazine

Pedigree Analysis Bloat in the Standard Poodle - by

Signs of Bloat - by Gael Goldsack

Systemic Yeast, Fungus Infections - In Relation to Bloat - by Linda Arndt

Understanding Bloat and Torsion - from the Elektrik Borzoi site

What is Canine Bloat? - from

X-rays of hip dysplasia, bloat, fractures, bladder - from the