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Dog Breeds at Risk for Bloat

While bloat can occur in any dog, it’s commonly accepted that dogs with deep chests (a higher depth-to-width ratio) are more prone to the disorder. That puts the following breeds at higher risk:

Dog Breeds at Risk for Bloat


  • Akitas
  • Basset Hounds
  • Boxers
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • German Shepherds
  • Gordon Setters
  • Great Danes
  • Irish Setters
  • Weimaraners
  • Saint Bernards
  • Standard Poodles

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