I thought they could do it arthoscopically? But I don't know for sure. Max was tacked when he bloated. I do believe that tacked dogs can bloat, but I would feel better if my dog were tacked. Not sure if I would do it if it couldn't be done arthoscopically, and no clue about age. Long term GSD should know more about this than I.

As a side note, Jazz has the shape and disposition, and weak collagen that makes her prone to bloat, sometimes that makes me nervous.

On the flip side, tacking a stomach could have an affect on motility and the use of the stomach to help digest, or at least I have seen that argument, no clue how true it is.
MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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