He is a 10-year-old Akita who came in Monday morning with that much-feared condition known as “bloat”. Fortunately, he was stable upon arrival and got to surgery right away. He was home in 24 hours and recovering wonderfully! He was a really good patient! All large-breed dog owners, be aware of the signs of bloat (unproductive retching, distended abdomen), as quick intervention is a key component to survival!