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Question by keith colovos
Submitted on 7/7/2003
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i was wondering how high it is for this breed to develop bloat? can i help prevent bloat? i was also told that danes often turn on there owners, is this true or false? and finally. how are danes around new born babies?

Answer by Sally
Submitted on 12/11/2003
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Our dane got bloat at the age of 5.  Luckily we caught it in time, for time is of the essence.   After surgery, which entailed removal of part of his intestine, and spleen to save his life, we were fortunate enough to have him for another 4 years.  We lost him August 3, 2003.  He had signs as a puppy, very gaseous.  We later discovered after the bloat episode that he was allergic to wheat products.  We cut out all wheat and he was much happier/healthier dog.  


Answer by Lauren
Submitted on 1/30/2004
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With all Danes, feed them 2 times a day. Puppies 3-4 times a day. Another tip is to raise their food and water bowls, so it's level with their chest. This will help keep so much air from entering their stomach. I have not had to do this because I trained my dane as a pup to lay down to eat.

Just a note: just about any breed can get bloat.


Answer by Michelle
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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I used 2 plant stands for food and water purchased from Frank's Nursery that were chest high for our Dane, and fed her good quality food. If your dog passes gas often, you can trust that's a good thing.


Answer by Mimi
Submitted on 7/14/2004
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Most Danes would NEVER turn on their owners, and if they did, they are very poorly bred. As for the bloat, my Dane eats 20 oz of food once a day, and the bowl is not elevated, and she is bloat free.


Answer by James
Submitted on 8/20/2004
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When my dane was a puppy, I got a small container so he didnt have to bend all the way down to drink and eat. Also, don't exercise your dog right after eating. I wait atleast a hour before I let my dog run around and play. As for turning on their owners, as long as you treat your dog well there shouldnt be a problem. But it also helps if your puppy has been bred from dogs that have good temperment.


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