What is a reasonable amount of time for emergency surgery for a dog taken to…

What is a reasonable amount of time for emergency surgery for a dog taken to emergency clinic and diagnosed with GDV or “twisted stomach”? It is a life threatening condition. My breeder said they need immediate surgery and I agree.

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

I’m concerned about the reason you’re asking. Yes, time is of the essence with GDV.

Jana Rade
5 years ago

I’m so sorry about your loss. I cannot comment on the events because a) I don’t know what went on there b) I don’t know whether getting into surgery right away would have saved him (the odds are still not the greatest and I don’t know how far things progressed to by the time he was admitted). But personally I would want my dog in surgery immediately. There doesn’t seem to be much point preaching to owners how time is of the essence and then things being delayed for whatever reasons there might have been.