If you saw the movie "Marley & Me," then you've seen the results of this combination of symptoms that clearly spells EMERGENCY. Below are the classic symptoms of a condition known as "bloat," an extremely dangerous condition for your dog.
This condition that is fairly common and often occurs in the evening or nighttime hours.
If you notice these 3 combined symptoms in your dog, seek treatment immediately:
• UNPRODUCTIVE ATTEMPTS TO VOMIT
Bloat is a common problem in large breed deep chested dogs BUT can also occur in smaller dogs.
What what happens is this. The stomach twists, causing the blood supply to the stomach to be compromised, which leads to tissue death. As tissues are damaged, toxins are then released and a sequence of events occurs that, if left untreated, leads to death.
If you notice these symptoms in your dog, call your veterinarian immediately.