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When a dog gets bloat and has pexi-attachments can they

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When a dog gets bloat and has pexi-attachments can they break?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

In regards ***** ***** question, the "attachments" (which is actually the stomach wall and chest wall being stitched together so with time they adhere naturally) don't usually break down. In one study, it would hypothesized that less then 5% would do so. Instead, if we have a complication with the pexy, it is often that it wasn't quite as well positioned as one would hope and thus leading to the bloated stomach being able to partially move and potential twist to a minor degree. So, that is more common and in those cases a second pexy may be needed to immobilize the stomach from being able to twist.

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