Titan K-9

Titan K-9 We specialize in teaching dog owners to understand why their dogs do the things they do. "Transforming behavior, one human at a time."

We believe that all dogs can be trained to have amazing obedience: regardless of breed, size, or age!

Thanks for being a top engager and making it on to my weekly engagement list! ๐ŸŽ‰ Rosemary Garcia Turf Dad, LLC H7 Farms a...
06/17/2024

Thanks for being a top engager and making it on to my weekly engagement list! ๐ŸŽ‰ Rosemary Garcia Turf Dad, LLC H7 Farms and Show Pigs Vince Van Go LLC

At Titan K-9, we are profoundly grateful for every client we have the privilege to work with. Helping dogs and their own...
06/11/2024

At Titan K-9, we are profoundly grateful for every client we have the privilege to work with. Helping dogs and their owners is not just our job; it's our passion and purpose. Our mission, "Transform behavior, one human at a time," reflects our commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of dogs and their families. Thank you for trusting us to be a part of your journey.

๐ŸŒ: Titank9training.com






June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder month, a time to raise awareness and understanding. Remember, not all scars are v...
06/02/2024

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder month, a time to raise awareness and understanding. Remember, not all scars are visible. Let's support each other with empathy, kindness, and the understanding that healing takes time. Together, we can break the stigma and support those facing invisible battles. ๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Today, we honor and remember the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Their courage, dedicati...
05/27/2024

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Today, we honor and remember the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Their courage, dedication, and selflessness will never be forgotten. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

๐Ÿพ Nail trimming can be nerve-wracking, but fear not! Here's a handy tip to make it easier: ๐ŸŒŸStart by getting your pup co...
05/03/2024

๐Ÿพ Nail trimming can be nerve-wracking, but fear not! Here's a handy tip to make it easier: ๐ŸŒŸ

Start by getting your pup comfortable with paw handling. Then, whether you prefer clippers or a rotary tool, tread carefully to avoid cutting the quick.

Dark nails? No problem! Shine a light to spot the quick. Remember, aim to trim only the tips to avoid any mishaps.

And don't forget your trusty Styptic Powder just in case you cut into the quick! ๐Ÿ’ซ

โœ๏ธ Post content courtesy of Dr. Karen Becker Spring is here, and that means many dogs๐Ÿ• will be exposed to more environme...
04/30/2024

โœ๏ธ Post content courtesy of Dr. Karen Becker

Spring is here, and that means many dogs๐Ÿ• will be exposed to more environmental toxins than any other time of year! Environmental toxins found in spring cleaning products๐Ÿงผ, lawn chemicals๐Ÿšฟ, and flea & tick pesticides๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸฆŸ take a heavy toll on your petโ€™s liver.

Milk thistle๐Ÿชด (silymarin) is the go-to liver detox herb. One of the most important herbs to add to your petโ€™s diet is that this toxin flusher comes from a flowering herb especially famous for tackling liver problems by serving as a house-cleaner of sorts. Not only protecting the liver, but restoring a damaged liver as well. This powerful herb has been shown to reduce liver stress, dramatically reducing liver enzymes in just a few weeks, saving livers (and lives)!

Detoxification is such an important process, not only for humans but also for our pets. A dog that canโ€™t detoxify appropriately is at risk for serious immune complications down the road. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, โ€œEarly laboratory studies show that silymarin and other active substances in milk thistle may have anticancer effects. These substances appear to stop cancer cells from dividing and reproducing, shortening their life span, and reducing blood supply to tumors.

What's more, scientists have spent decades researching how some of the longest lived people on earth have lived, AND what they ate! When it comes to food, in blue-zone Sardinia, these long-lived senior citizens interestingly enough consumed milk thistle tea daily knowing it had detox properties and according to longevity experts may have played an important role in their long lives.

In our new book, The Forever Dog LIFE, we show you how to incorporate this liver-saving herb into delicious recipe ideas. Check out our Detox Delight meatballs on page 87, as well as other additional detox herbs and recipes throughout the chapters.

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Check out Dr. Becker's book, The Forever Dog Life, for more information on Milk Thistle ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Indulge your furry friend with a scrumptious remedy for those pesky itches! ๐ŸŒŸ This recipe boasts coconut oil๐Ÿฅฅ, oregano๐ŸŒฟ,...
04/30/2024

Indulge your furry friend with a scrumptious remedy for those pesky itches! ๐ŸŒŸ This recipe boasts coconut oil๐Ÿฅฅ, oregano๐ŸŒฟ, and honey๐Ÿฏ, proven to soothe allergic pets. Swap out ordinary treats for ones that bring relief! ๐Ÿ‘ Coconut oil does wonders for your pet!

Visit www.barksandwhiskers.com for more information.

At Titan K-9, our training programs are rooted in practical, real-life situations and reliable information. We donโ€™t cha...
04/29/2024

At Titan K-9, our training programs are rooted in practical, real-life situations and reliable information. We donโ€™t chase after passing internet fads; instead, we prioritize proven methods. Juan takes special care to grasp your distinct qualities and those of your dog. Our primary goal is to build an authentic relationship between you and your canine companion, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable partnership.

At Titan K-9, we ensure that you and your dog embark and stay on the right path. Our training programs are centered around education and the cultivation of a strong bond.

Titan K-9 offers a range of services to meet the specific needs of dog owners. These services include:

โœ…๏ธ Behavior Modification
โœ…๏ธ Basic Obedience
โœ…๏ธ Leash Training
โœ…๏ธ Socialization
โœ…๏ธ Aggression
โœ…๏ธ Dog Sitting

We specialize in teaching dog owners to understand why their dogs do the things they do. This helps create a strong bond between the owner and dog. We believe that all dogs can be trained to have amazing obedience: regardless of breed, size, or age!

At Titan K-9, our time-tested techniques form an effective system that transforms the lives of both owners and canines for the better.

Contact us today for personalized training sessions tailored to your dog's needs. Let's embark on a journey to a happier, more disciplined dog! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿพ

๐ŸŒ: Titank9training.com






Consider offering romaine lettuce to your furry friend as a healthy addition to their diet and a rewarding training trea...
04/28/2024

Consider offering romaine lettuce to your furry friend as a healthy addition to their diet and a rewarding training treat.๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅฌ Raw romaine lettuce adds a unique texture to meals and can aid in weight management by keeping pets satiated. The American Kennel Club recommends it as a training treat for dogs aiming to shed pounds.๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ Simply shred it as a topper for their regular food, ensuring not to overdo it to avoid digestive issues. A tablespoon or two per cup of food is sufficient, and monitor for firm stools to gauge fiber intake. ๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„

Head to www.barksandwhiskers.com for more information.






"How long does a dog's scent last?" Understanding what your dog seeks with its remarkable nose involves various factors ...
04/28/2024

"How long does a dog's scent last?"

Understanding what your dog seeks with its remarkable nose involves various factors influencing scent longevity. Scent duration isn't finite; it doesn't adhere to a strict timeline like seven days precisely. Factors like temperature and humidity affect scent persistence; cool, moist conditions favor it over hot, dry ones. Interestingly, moderate rain doesn't necessarily diminish scent. In controlled environments, scent can endure for years, underscoring the incredible capabilities of a dog's olfactory senses.






๐Ÿ“ฃ Your dog isn't community property; they're a valued member of your family and should be treated with respect by everyo...
04/26/2024

๐Ÿ“ฃ Your dog isn't community property; they're a valued member of your family and should be treated with respect by everyone. It can be confusing for your dog when anyone feels they can touch them. It's not impolite to protect your dog's space. ๐Ÿพ
๐Ÿพ Hello! I am the driving force behind Titan K-9, where I specialize in transforming your pup's behavior right in the comfort of your home. As a dedicated behavioral modification expert, I offer personalized 1:1 in-home training sessions, convenient board and train options, and reliable dog sitting services. My services include puppy training, basic obedience, aggression management, leash handling, socialization and much more! My training technique are designed to work for dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes!

I am a passionate advocate for bully breeds, owning and cherishing my own beloved bullies. Beyond my professional expertise, my personal connection with these breeds fuels my mission to break stereotypes and promote responsible ownership. With me, youโ€™ll find a compassionate individual who goes beyond training sessions, striving to create a world where every dog can flourish in a loving and understanding environment.

But that's not all โ€“ I am also passionate about helping shelter dogs on the E-LIST find their forever homes by providing them with essential training. Visit the Titan K-9 website to learn more, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries. Your pup's happiness and well-being are my top priorities! ๐Ÿพ

๐ŸŒ: https://titank9training.com

๐Ÿ—บ: Located in Queen Creek - serving the East Valley and greater Phoenix areas






Boost Your Pet's Health with Thyme! ๐ŸŒฟEnhance your pet's meals by adding a sprinkle of fresh or dried thyme or incorporat...
04/26/2024

Boost Your Pet's Health with Thyme! ๐ŸŒฟ

Enhance your pet's meals by adding a sprinkle of fresh or dried thyme or incorporating it into their homemade treats or bone broth. Thyme offers various health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. It can even help with yeast infections due to its antifungal effects. Whether fresh or dried, thyme is safe for pets in moderation, approved by the ASPCA. Remember, homemade treats should only make up 10% of their daily calories. Consider adding thyme to bone broth for an extra nutritional boost. Research the best options for your furry friend! ๐Ÿพ

Visit www.barksandwhiskers.com for more information โœ…๏ธ

The  pack gets their daily dose of curcumin to prevent cancer ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆ Post content courtesy of Dr. Karen Becker and The FOREVE...
04/25/2024

The pack gets their daily dose of curcumin to prevent cancer ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆ 

Post content courtesy of Dr. Karen Becker and The FOREVER Dog Life book:

WHY THIS LONGEVITY HERB IS A MUST ADD TO YOUR DOGโ€™S DIET!๐Ÿถ

Cancer is considered the leading cause of sickness and death in dogs. One of the world's most extensively researched and promising natural compounds for cancer treatment is a medicinal herb that so desperately needs to be incorporated into our petsโ€™ lives. That herb is turmeric root.๐Ÿ 

Over the years, curcumin (a compound found in turmeric) has been studied as a potential tool to both reduce as well as possibly treat different forms of cancer.๐Ÿฆ  Various studies have found that curcumin can help kill tumor cells, as well as inhibit tumor growth in test tubes and animal studies. With the ability to selectively target cancer stem cells, curcumin plays a significant role in suppressing the metastasis of cancer cells.

More recent research has discovered that curcumin may also protect the body from oxidative stress and damage caused by advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Studies show that cooking some foods at high heat results in the formation of more than ten to hundred times of new AGEs in foods.๐Ÿ”ฅ Processed canned and kibble dog food may contain significantly high levels of these AGEs. Animal and human studies show dietary AGEs result in increased oxidative stress, inflammation, and potentially organ damage, with more than half of absorbed AGEs bound in the liver and kidneys. Accumulation of AGEs in the body over time may be a significant contributor to aging. Curcumin has been shown to not only protect the body from AGEโ€™s damage but may also inhibit the formation of AGEs in the body.

๐Ÿ‘‰Our suggested amounts for dogs: 50 to 250 mg two times a day, this is roughly 2 mg per pound of body weight twice a day. *Based on curcumin's naturally low bioavailability, source a product that has been formulated for increased absorption.

๐Ÿ“š: Check out The FOREVER Dog Life book for more information



โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฅต๐ŸŒก Summer is approaching โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฅต๐ŸŒก๐Ÿพ Keep your furry friends safe in the summer heat! Here are some tips to ensure their wel...
04/24/2024

โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฅต๐ŸŒก Summer is approaching โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฅต๐ŸŒก

๐Ÿพ Keep your furry friends safe in the summer heat! Here are some tips to ensure their well-being:
1. Provide plenty of fresh water and shade*
2. Never leave pets in a parked car, even for a few minutes*
3. Limit exercise to cooler times of the day.
4. Watch for signs of heatstroke: excessive panting, drooling, and lethargy.
Let's keep our pets happy and healthy this summer! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ

* Research your state laws to ensure you are keeping your pets safe and not violating any laws.
๐Ÿพ Hello! I am the driving force behind Titan K-9, where I specialize in transforming your pup's behavior right in the comfort of your home. As a dedicated behavioral modification expert, I offer personalized 1:1 in-home training sessions, convenient board and train options, and reliable dog sitting services. My services include puppy training, basic obedience, aggression management, leash handling, socialization, and much more! My training techniques are designed to work for dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes!

I am a passionate advocate for bully breeds, owning and cherishing my own beloved bullies. Beyond my professional expertise, my personal connection with these breeds fuels my mission to break stereotypes and promote responsible ownership. With me, youโ€™ll find a compassionate individual who goes beyond training sessions, striving to create a world where every dog can flourish in a loving and understanding environment.

But that's not all โ€“ I am also passionate about helping shelter dogs on the E-LIST find their forever homes by providing them with essential training. Visit the Titan K-9 website to learn more, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries. Your pup's happiness and well-being are my top priorities! ๐Ÿพ

๐ŸŒ: https://titank9training.com

๐Ÿ—บ: Located in Queen Creek - serve the East Valley and greater Phoenix areas






๐Ÿšจ Don't panic! We know how heart-wrenching it is when your furry friend goes missing. ๐Ÿ’” Every second matters in getting ...
04/23/2024

๐Ÿšจ Don't panic! We know how heart-wrenching it is when your furry friend goes missing. ๐Ÿ’” Every second matters in getting them back safely. Check out these 10 crucial steps to take if your pet goes missing:
โœ…๏ธ Make & post fliers
โœ…๏ธ Contact your local animal shelter, humane society, and rescues - file a lost pet report
โœ…๏ธ Notify your local veterinary offices
โœ…๏ธ Walk and drive through your neighborhood
โœ…๏ธ Leave some of your pet's favorite food and fresh water outside your home in case she/he finds their way back on their own
โœ…๏ธ Blast social media with a notification for a lost pet (Facebook, Instagram, NextDoor, Ring, etc) - include a photo, description, and cross-streets where pet was last seen
โœ…๏ธ Notify the microchip company of the lost pet
โœ…๏ธ Do online searches fitting your pet's description - someone may have them or is trying to rehome/sell them
โœ…๏ธ Be patient & diligent - do not give up
โœ…๏ธ Practice self-care while you search for your pet

Ready to boost your pup's confidence? ๐ŸพStep outside their comfort zone and watch them thrive! ๐ŸŒŸ Whether they're nervous,...
04/22/2024

Ready to boost your pup's confidence? ๐Ÿพ

Step outside their comfort zone and watch them thrive! ๐ŸŒŸ Whether they're nervous, reactive, or stressed, we've got your back. ๐Ÿค Don't keep them shelteredโ€”let them explore and grow. ๐ŸŒŽ Reach out if you need a helping paw! ๐Ÿพ
๐Ÿพ Hello! I am the driving force behind Titan K-9, where I specialize in transforming your pup's behavior right in the comfort of your home. As a dedicated behavioral modification expert, I offer personalized 1:1 in-home training sessions, convenient board and train options, and reliable dog sitting services. My services include puppy training, basic obedience, aggression management, leash handling, socialization, and much more! My training techniques are designed to work for dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes!

I am a passionate advocate for bully breeds, owning and cherishing my own beloved bullies. Beyond my professional expertise, my personal connection with these breeds fuels my mission to break stereotypes and promote responsible ownership. With me, youโ€™ll find a compassionate individual who goes beyond training sessions, striving to create a world where every dog can flourish in a loving and understanding environment.

But that's not all โ€“ I am also passionate about helping shelter dogs on the E-LIST find their forever homes by providing them with essential training. Visit the Titan K-9 website to learn more, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries. Your pup's happiness and well-being are my top priorities! ๐Ÿพ

๐ŸŒ: https://titank9training.com







Happy Sunday, everyone!๐Ÿพ I am the driving force behind Titan K-9, where I specialize in transforming your pup's behavior...
04/14/2024

Happy Sunday, everyone!

๐Ÿพ I am the driving force behind Titan K-9, where I specialize in transforming your pup's behavior right in the comfort of your home. As a dedicated behavioral modification expert, I offer personalized 1:1 in-home training sessions, convenient board and train options, and reliable dog sitting services. My services include puppy training, basic obedience, aggression management, leash handling, socialization and much more! My training techniques are designed to work for dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes!

I am a passionate advocate for bully breeds, owning and cherishing my own beloved bullies. Beyond my professional expertise, my personal connection with these breeds fuels my mission to break stereotypes and promote responsible ownership. With me, youโ€™ll find a compassionate individual who goes beyond training sessions, striving to create a world where every dog can flourish in a loving and understanding environment.

But that's not all โ€“ I am also passionate about helping shelter dogs on the E-LIST find their forever homes by providing them with essential training. Visit the Titan K-9 website to learn more, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries. Your pup's happiness and well-being are my top priorities! ๐Ÿพ

๐ŸŒ: https://titank9training.com

๐Ÿ—บ: Located in Queen Creek - serve the East Valley and greater Phoenix areas

๐ŸพHappy National Puppy Day! ๐Ÿพ Today is all about celebrating the love, joy, and happiness our furry friends bring into ou...
03/23/2024

๐ŸพHappy National Puppy Day! ๐Ÿพ Today is all about celebrating the love, joy, and happiness our furry friends bring into our lives. Take a moment to shower your favorite canine companion with extra cuddles and treats!

Let's also remember the less fortunate pups waiting for their forever homes in local animal shelters and rescue organizations. Consider donating, volunteering, or even adopting to make a difference in their lives. Every little act of kindness counts! ๐Ÿ’•
Hello! I own Titan K-9, where we specialize in transforming your furry friend's behavior right in the comfort of your home. As a dedicated behavioral modification expert, I offer personalized 1:1 training sessions, convenient board and train options, and reliable dog sitting services. But that's not all โ€“ I'm also passionate about helping shelter dogs on the E-LIST find their forever homes by providing them with essential training. Visit our website to learn more and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries. Your pup's happiness and well-being are our top priorities! ๐Ÿพ

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๐Ÿพ Hello! I own Titan K-9, where we specialize in transforming your furry friend's behavior right in the comfort of your ...
03/21/2024

๐Ÿพ Hello! I own Titan K-9, where we specialize in transforming your furry friend's behavior right in the comfort of your home. As a dedicated behavioral modification expert, I offer personalized 1:1 training sessions, convenient board and train options, and reliable dog sitting services. Our training technique is designed to work for dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes!

I am a passionate advocate for bully breeds, owning and cherishing my own beloved bullies. Beyond my professional expertise, my personal connection with these breeds fuels my mission to break stereotypes and promote responsible ownership. With me, youโ€™ll find a compassionate individual who goes beyond training sessions, striving to create a world where every dog can flourish in a loving and understanding environment.

But that's not all โ€“ I'm also passionate about helping shelter dogs on the E-LIST find their forever homes by providing them with essential training. Visit our website to learn more, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries. Your pup's happiness and well-being are our top priorities! ๐Ÿพ

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Canine behavior Trainer East Valley K-9 Training services Contact now Who We Are About Titan K-9 Training Juan is a highly skilled K-9 behavior modification expert with a proven track record of successfully addressing and improving canine behavior issues. With a deep understanding of dog psychology....

03/12/2024

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Hello! I own Titan K-9, where we specialize in transforming your furry friend's behavior right in the comfort of your ho...
02/24/2024

Hello! I own Titan K-9, where we specialize in transforming your furry friend's behavior right in the comfort of your home. As a dedicated behavioral modification expert, I offer personalized 1:1 training sessions, convenient board and train options, and reliable dog sitting services. But that's not all โ€“ I'm also passionate about helping shelter dogs on the E-LIST find their forever homes by providing them with essential training. Visit our website to learn more, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries. Your pup's happiness and well-being are our top priorities! ๐Ÿพ

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Canine behavior Trainer East Valley K-9 Training services Contact now Who We Are About Titan K-9 Training Juan is a highly skilled K-9 behavior modification expert with a proven track record of successfully addressing and improving canine behavior issues. With a deep understanding of dog psychology....

๐ŸŽ„โœจ Unwrap the Gift of Good Behavior! ๐Ÿพ Our Holiday Dog Training Package is wagging its way into your festive season, but...
12/10/2023

๐ŸŽ„โœจ Unwrap the Gift of Good Behavior! ๐Ÿพ Our Holiday Dog Training Package is wagging its way into your festive season, but act fast โ€“ this offer ends 12/31/23! Treat your pup to manners as impeccable as their holiday spirit. Let's make it a season of well-trained tails! ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒŸ

This holiday season, give your pup the gift of good behavior with our exclusive dog training holiday special ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ Elevate ...
11/27/2023

This holiday season, give your pup the gift of good behavior with our exclusive dog training holiday special ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ Elevate the festivities with well-mannered tail-wagging companionship ๐ŸŽ„ Limited slots available - let the training begin ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿถ
Contact Juan with to book your comprehensive evaluation!
๐Ÿ”” Our exclusive dog training special is valid for training packages booked and paid for by 12/31/2023, including a comprehensive evaluation. Don't miss out on the festive fun - secure your spot now! ๐Ÿ””


























11/19/2023

This holiday season, give your pup the gift of good behavior with our exclusive dog training holiday special ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ Elevate the festivities with well-mannered tail-wagging companionship ๐ŸŽ„ Limited slots available - let the training begin ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿถ

Contact Juan with to book your comprehensive evaluation!

๐Ÿ”” Our exclusive dog training special is valid for training packages booked and paid for by 12/31/2023, including a comprehensive evaluation. Don't miss out on the festive fun - secure your spot now! ๐Ÿ””



























Titan K-9 strives to resolve negative behavior patterns in dogs. I work with many different breeds,

Titan K-9 can help dog owners by providing training, helping to understand a dog's behavior and provide your dog with a ...
11/02/2023

Titan K-9 can help dog owners by providing training, helping to understand a dog's behavior and provide your dog with a happy and safe home! Juan comes from a dog training family, is local in the Valley, on occasion services the tri-county area (Bullhead/Laughlin area) to save dogs on E-Lists to be trained and rehomed, and has a pack of his very own dogs. He has worked with Risen Star in Bullhead/Laughlin for the past two years training all types of dogs at all ages and also works with seniors to train their dogs to ensure safety for all ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ

Titan K-9 serves any breed, any size, any age ๐Ÿถ

Like, share or comment ๐Ÿ‘ Check out Juan's bio for contact information ๐Ÿ“Œ

IG: Titan_K_9
FB: Titan K-9
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 909-559-8122

Reach out to Juan for your dog training needs!























What is Bloat in Dogs?Bloating occurs when gas, food, or liquid gets trapped in the stomach and expands. Bloat can cause...
10/29/2023

What is Bloat in Dogs?
Bloating occurs when gas, food, or liquid gets trapped in the stomach and expands. Bloat can cause the stomach to grow so big that it takes up the entire abdomen spaceโ€”even getting as large as a basketball in some dogs.

Pressure from a ballooning stomach pushes on the lungs, making it difficult for the dog to breathe. The pressure also narrows both ends of the stomach, keeping contents from escaping. Your dog's stomach canโ€™t empty into the intestines or by vomiting or burping.
The most dangerous situation is when the stomach twists over on itselfโ€”like a wet towel being wrung outโ€”and cuts off blood flow to vital organs like the heart and spleen. This condition is called gastric dilation volvulus (GDV), gastric torsion, or twisted stomach, and without treatment, it's almost always fatal.

There's a time and place for watchful waiting at home, but not for dog bloat. The condition has a rapidly progressing timeline. If your dog has signs of bloat, you should seek treatment right away. Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine warns that the condition can become life-threatening within one to two hours.

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) notes that signs of bloat may initially start with your dog being restless or pacing. It's common for dogs with bloat to drool and have dry heaves, which may bring up a small amount of foam or mucus. You might also notice a swollen belly, but it can be difficult to see in bigger or overweight dogs, Romine says.

As bloat progresses, symptoms worsen and include:

Whining
Excessive drooling
Frequent dry heaves
Panting
Shallow breathing
Collapse

You won't be able to tell what stage of bloat your dog has by symptoms alone. X-rays are needed to determine if your dog's stomach has twisted.

If your dog suddenly becomes agitated or painful and is trying to vomit, see a veterinarian immediately. Time is of the essence with these cases. The AKC Canine Health Foundation says that with early treatment, more than 80 percent of dogs with bloat survive.

Although bloating has been widely studied, researchers still don't fully understand why it happens.

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