Bloat Survey Questionnaire

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Introduction

Bloat is a condition in which a dogs stomach distends. If this condition involves a twisted stomach, it is called gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV). This survey is interested in the surgical condition of GDV. In a large three year study of 927 military working dogs (MWD), GDV was found to be the fifth most common reason for death and the major preventable cause of death (Moore, 2001).

The literature on GDV points in many directions which has not brought breeders any closer to a solution. This survey focuses only on some of the environmental factors that might be related to factors that trigger or contribute to the occurrence of GDV. We hope that the data collected will be of use to those who study the entire puzzle of this disease. The aim of this survey is to look at conditions that are relevant to the further study of this disease. Your contribution is very much appreciated.

This survey is the joint effort of Dr. Carmen Battaglia PhD of the AKC and Dr. Cindy Otto DVM, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine.

For this survey we are interested in dogs that bloated. We are able to collect information on up to 3 of your dogs that have bloated. If you had other dogs at the time your dog bloated, we would like information on one of those dogs that is most like the dog that bloated. We are also interested in your dog that might have been at risk of bloat and did not bloat. If you have multiple dogs that did not bloat please only provide information for one of them.

General Questions

  1. Please enter the following data for your dog.
    • Country in which the dog lives:
      Zip Code/Postal Code:
  2. If this dog was born before 1993, what year was it born?
  3. Year of Birth - Please Choose -199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010other
  4. Breed of your dog (if mixed breed please write "MIXED"):
  5. Gender -Please Choose-MaleFemale
  6. Neutered?-Please Choose-YesNo
  7. What is the main purpose of your dog (check all that apply)? Family Pet
    Show Dog
    Performance Dog
    Competive Sport
    Working Dog
    Hunting Dog Other:
  8. Has this dog ever had an episode of bloat (not requiring surgery)? -Please Choose-YesNo
  9. Has this dog ever had a GDV requiring surgery? -Please Choose-YesNo

General Questions for Second Dog

  1. If this dog was born before 1993, what year was it born?
  2. Year of Birth -Please Choose-199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010other
  3. Breed of your dog (if mixed breed please write "MIXED"):
  4. Gender -Please Choose-MaleFemale
  5. Neutered? -Please Choose-YesNo
  6. What is the main purpose of your dog (check all that apply)? Family Pet
    Show Dog
    Performance Dog
    Competive Sport
    Working Dog
    Hunting Dog
    Other:
  7. Has this dog ever had an episode of bloat (not requiring surgery)? -Please Choose-YesNo
  8. Has this dog ever had a GDV requiring surgery? -Please Choose-YesNo

General Questions for Third Dog

  1. If this dog was born before 1993, what year was it born?
  2. Year of Birth -Please Select-199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010other
  3. Breed of your dog (if mixed breed please write "MIXED"):
  4. Gender -Please Choose-MaleFemale
  5. Neutered? -Please Choose-MaleFemale
  6. What is the main purpose of your dog (check all that apply)? Family Pet
    Show Dog
    Performance Dog
    Competive Sport
    Working Dog
    Hunting Dog
    Other:
  7. Has this dog ever had an episode of bloat (not requiring surgery)? -Please Choose-YesNo
  8. Has this dog ever had a GDV requiring surgery? -Please Choose-YesNo

General Questions for Fourth Dog

  1. If this dog was born before 1993, what year was it born?
  2. Year of Birth -Please Select-199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010other
  3. Breed of your dog (if mixed breed please write "MIXED"):
  4. Gender -Please Choose-MaleFemale
  5. Neutered? -Please Choose-MaleFemale
  6. What is the main purpose of your dog (check all that apply)? Family Pet
    Show Dog
    Performance Dog
    Competive Sport
    Working Dog
    Hunting Dog
    Other:
  7. Has this dog ever had an episode of bloat (not requiring surgery)? -Please Choose-YesNo
  8. Has this dog ever had a GDV requiring surgery? -Please Choose-YesNo

Questions for Dogs with GDV

  1. What was the age of your dog at the time of the GDV? - Please Select-1234567891011121314
  2. Is your dog currently still alive? -Please Choose-YesNo
  3. If your dog is not alive any more, was the death related to the GDV (i.e. did your dog died in 14 days after the surgery for GDV)? -Please Select-YesNoDon't RememberNot Applicable
  4. If your dog is not alive any more, what was his/her age in years at the time of death? -Please Select-1234567891011121314
  5. Did the sire of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  6. Did the dam of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  7. Did any littermates of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown If "YES" please specify how many (if you know)
  8. During the week prior to the GDV -for male intact dogs, was there a nearby bitch in season? For female intact dogs, was she in season? Check all that apply. Yes
    No
    My dog is neutered/spayed
    Don't Remember
  9. During the six months prior to the GDV did your dog participate in any of the following activities? Check all that apply. Dog show training or shows
    Field training or trials
    Schutzhund or working dog activities or trials trials
    Obedience training or trials
    Agility training or trials
    Hunting Dog Other activities that involve physical "work outs":
  10. How many times per week (on average) did your dog participate at the above mentioned activities? -Please Select-1 per week2-4 times per weekMore than 4 x week
  11. During the six months prior to the GDV were there any new additions to the household? Check all that apply. A new person
    A new dog
    Other new animal
  12. At the time of the GDV how many other dogs were in the household? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  13. At the time of the GDV did this dog live with cats? -Please Select-012345> 5
  14. At the time of the GDV how would you rate your dog's body condition (on a scale of 1-9 with 1 being severely emaciated, 5 being ideal for the breed, and 9 being severely obese). -Please Select-123456789
  15. If a commercial diet has been fed, was it (check all that apply) Dry kibbie
    Canned food
    Raw food
    Unknown
    Not applicable
  16. If a homemade diet has been fed, was it (check all that apply) Cooked
    Raw
    Unknown
    Not applicable
  17. Was your dog fed table scraps? -Please Select-YesNo
  18. Supplements you were adding to the regular diet at the time of GDV (check all that apply) None
    Eggs
    Cod liver oil
    Fish
    Vitamins
    Cooked Chicken
    Raw Chicken
    Cottage
    Cheese
    Yogurt
    Coat enhanser Other products (please specify)
  19. At the time of the GDV rate how fast your dog would eat its meal (scale of 1-5 with 1 being a slow eater and 5 meaning gulping food). -Please Select-12345
  20. What was the feeding frequency at the time of GDV? -Please Select-1 x per pay2 x per dayFree Choice Other (please specify)
  21. At the time of GDV, you were feeding your dog from a bowl? -Please Select-On the floorRaised from the floorNot fed from bowl
  22. What time after feeding was your dog typically allowed outdoors or to engage in activity? -Please Select-Immediately30 minutes1 hour1-3 hours3-6 hours> 6 hours
  23. In the time prior to being allowed to engage in activity after feeding, your dog was? -Please Select-KenneledKept loose indoorsKept loose in yard
  24. What activity was your dog typically allowed to engage in after meals at the time marked above (check all that apply) Run free outside
    Kennel run
    Run free inside
    Play with other dogs
    Run the fence
    Jog/run with you Other (please specify)
  25. In the six months prior to the GDV, did your dog have a history of illness? -Please Select-YesNoDon't remmember If yes please specify
  26. In the six months prior to the GDV, did your dog have surgery? -Please Select-YesNoDon't remmember If yes please specify
  27. In the month prior to the GDV, did your dog have diarrhea? -Please Select-YesNoDon't remmember
  28. Anesthesia was given to your dog for any reason within 72 hours of GDV. -Please Select-YesNo
  29. On the day of GDV your dog was in the care of (check all that apply) Its owner/handler
    A familiar person (but not owner/handler
    An unfamiliar person
    Was alone
    Don't remember
  30. On the day of the GDV your dog was (check all that apply) In its home environment
    At a boarding facility
    A familiar person (but not owner/handler
    In an unfamiliar environment
    Traviling
    Don't remember
  31. What was the season of the year when the GDV occurred? -Please Select-SpringFallWinterSummer
  32. On a scale of 1-5, where 1 is sub freezing and 5 is extremely hot, rate the outside temperature on the day of the GDV. -Please Select-12345
  33. At the time of GDV your dog lived in? -Please Select-Urban environmentSuburban environmentRural environment
  34. Rate your dog’s energy level (on a scale of 1-9, where 1 is calm and 9 is hyperactive) -Please Select-123456789
  35. Rate your dog’s anxiety level (on a scale of 1-9 where 1 is no anxiety and 9 is extremely anxious): -Please Select-123456789
  36. When describing your dog’s behavior, check all the answers that apply to him/her Not excited at all
    Barks when bark at door
    Barks at strangers
    Barkes at other dogs
    Hard to control when exited
    Chases tail
    Spins out of control
    Acts oblivious to efforts to interceed
    Likes to fence run
    Plays with other dogs
  37. During a typical day around the time of the GDV your dog was -Please Select-Primarily indoorsPrimarily outdoorsIndoors/Outdoors
  38. During a typical day around the time of the GDV your dog spent most of its time -Please Select-AloneWith other dogsWith family membersWith non-family members
  39. During a typical day around the time of the GDV your dog spend most of its time -Please Choose-In a crateIn a penLoose Other (please specify)
  40. In a typical week around the time of GDV, how many days were you or your family members in the company of your dog? -Please Select-1234567
  41. On average how many hours a day were you awake in the company of your dog? -Please Select-None< 1 hr1-2 hr3-4 hr5-6 hr> than 6
  42. During a typical night your dog was (check all that apply) Kept indoors
    Able to freely go in and out during the night
    Kept outdoors
  43. Does this dog typically sleeps on its back? -Please Select-YesNo
  44. If you owned another dog at the time of GDV in this dog, would you like to give us the information about the other dog too? -Please Select-YesNo

Questions for Second Dog with GDV

  1. What was the age of your dog at the time of the GDV? -Please Select-1234567891011121314
  2. Is your dog currently still alive? -Please Choose-YesNo
  3. If your dog is not alive any more, was the death related to the GDV (i.e. did your dog died in 14 days after the surgery for GDV)? -Please Select-YesNoDon't RememberNot Applicable
  4. If your dog is not alive any more, what was his/her age in years at the time of death? -Please Select-1234567891011121314
  5. Did the sire of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  6. Did the dam of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  7. Did any littermates of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown If "YES" please specify how many (if you know)
  8. During the week prior to the GDV -for male intact dogs, was there a nearby bitch in season? For female intact dogs, was she in season? Check all that apply. Yes
    No
    My dog is neutered/spayed
    Don't Remember
  9. During the six months prior to the GDV did your dog participate in any of the following activities? Check all that apply. Dog show training or shows
    Field training or trials
    Schutzhund or working dog activities or trials trials
    Obedience training or trials
    Agility training or trials
    Hunting Dog
    Other activities that involve physical "work outs":
  10. How many times per week (on average) did your dog participate at the above mentioned activities? -Please Select-1 per week2-4 times per weekMore than 4 x week
  11. During the six months prior to the GDV were there any new additions to the household? Check all that apply. A new person
    A new dog
    Other new animal
  12. At the time of the GDV how many other dogs were in the household? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  13. At the time of the GDV did this dog live with cats? -Please Select-012345> 5
  14. At the time of the GDV how would you rate your dog's body condition (on a scale of 1-9 with 1 being severely emaciated, 5 being ideal for the breed, and 9 being severely obese). -Please Select-123456789
  15. If a commercial diet has been fed, was it (check all that apply) Dry kibbie
    Canned food
    Raw food
    Unknown
    Not applicable
  16. If a homemade diet has been fed, was it (check all that apply) Cooked
    Raw
    Unknown
    Not applicable
  17. Was your dog fed table scraps? -Please Select-YesNo
  18. Supplements you were adding to the regular diet at the time of GDV (check all that apply) None
    Eggs
    Cod liver oil
    Fish
    Vitamins
    Cooked Chicken
    Raw Chicken
    Cottage
    Cheese
    Yogurt
    Coat enhanser
    Other products (please specify)
  19. At the time of the GDV rate how fast your dog would eat its meal (scale of 1-5 with 1 being a slow eater and 5 meaning gulping food). -Please Select-12345
  20. What was the feeding frequency at the time of GDV? -Please Select-1 x per pay2 x per dayFree Choice Other (please specify)
  21. At the time of GDV, you were feeding your dog from a bowl? -Please Select-On the floorRaised from the floorNot fed from bowl
  22. What time after feeding was your dog typically allowed outdoors or to engage in activity? -Please Select-Immediately30 minutes1 hour1-3 hours3-6 hours> 6 hours
  23. In the time prior to being allowed to engage in activity after feeding, your dog was? -Please Select-KenneledKept loose indoorsKept loose in yard
  24. What activity was your dog typically allowed to engage in after meals at the time marked above (check all that apply) Run free outside
    Kennel run
    Run free inside
    Play with other dogs
    Run the fence
    Jog/run with you Other (please specify)
  25. In the six months prior to the GDV, did your dog have a history of illness? -Please Select-YesNoDon't remmember If yes please specify
  26. In the six months prior to the GDV, did your dog have surgery? -Please Select-YesNoDon't remmember If yes please specify
  27. In the month prior to the GDV, did your dog have diarrhea? -Please Select-YesNoDon't remmember
  28. Anesthesia was given to your dog for any reason within 72 hours of GDV. -Please Select-YesNo
  29. On the day of GDV your dog was in the care of (check all that apply) Its owner/handler
    A familiar person (but not owner/handler
    An unfamiliar person
    Was alone
    Don't remember
  30. On the day of the GDV your dog was (check all that apply) In its home environment
    At a boarding facility
    A familiar person (but not owner/handler
    In an unfamiliar environment
    Traviling
    Don't remember
  31. What was the season of the year when the GDV occurred? -Please Select-SpringFallWinterSummer
  32. On a scale of 1-5, where 1 is sub freezing and 5 is extremely hot, rate the outside temperature on the day of the GDV. -Please Select-12345
  33. At the time of GDV your dog lived in? -Please Select-Urban environmentSuburban environmentRural environment
  34. Rate your dog’s energy level (on a scale of 1-9, where 1 is calm and 9 is hyperactive) -Please Select-123456789
  35. Rate your dog’s anxiety level (on a scale of 1-9 where 1 is no anxiety and 9 is extremely anxious): -Please Select-123456789
  36. When describing your dog’s behavior, check all the answers that apply to him/her Not excited at all
    Barks when bark at door
    Barks at strangers
    Barkes at other dogs
    Hard to control when exited
    Chases tail
    Spins out of control
    Acts oblivious to efforts to interceed
    Likes to fence run
    Plays with other dogs
  37. During a typical day around the time of the GDV your dog was -Please Select-Primarily indoorsPrimarily outdoorsIndoors/Outdoors
  38. During a typical day around the time of the GDV your dog spent most of its time -Please Select-AloneWith other dogsWith family membersWith non-family members
  39. During a typical day around the time of the GDV your dog spend most of its time -Please Choose-In a crateIn a penLoose Other (please specify)
  40. In a typical week around the time of GDV, how many days were you or your family members in the company of your dog? -Please Select-1234567
  41. On average how many hours a day were you awake in the company of your dog? -Please Select-None< 1 hr1-2 hr3-4 hr5-6 hr> than 6
  42. During a typical night your dog was (check all that apply) Kept indoors
    Able to freely go in and out during the night
    Kept outdoors
  43. Does this dog typically sleeps on its back? -Please Select-YesNo
  44. If you owned another dog at the time of GDV in this dog, would you like to give us the information about the other dog too? -Please Select-YesNo

Questions for Third Dog with GDV

  1. What was the age of your dog at the time of the GDV? -Please Select-1234567891011121314
  2. Is your dog currently still alive? -Please Choose -YesNo
  3. If your dog is not alive any more, was the death related to the GDV (i.e. did your dog died in 14 days after the surgery for GDV)? -Please Select-YesNoDon't RememberNot Applicable
  4. If your dog is not alive any more, what was his/her age in years at the time of death? -Please Select-1234567891011121314
  5. Did the sire of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  6. Did the dam of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  7. Did any littermates of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown If "YES" please specify how many (if you know)
  8. During the week prior to the GDV -for male intact dogs, was there a nearby bitch in season? For female intact dogs, was she in season? Check all that apply. Yes
    No
    My dog is neutered/spayed
    Don't Remember
  9. During the six months prior to the GDV did your dog participate in any of the following activities? Check all that apply. Dog show training or shows
    Field training or trials
    Schutzhund or working dog activities or trials trials
    Obedience training or trials
    Agility training or trials
    Hunting Dog Other activities that involve physical "work outs":
  10. How many times per week (on average) did your dog participate at the above mentioned activities? -Please Select-1 per week2-4 times per weekMore than 4 x week
  11. During the six months prior to the GDV were there any new additions to the household? Check all that apply. A new person
    A new dog
    Other new animal
  12. At the time of the GDV how many other dogs were in the household? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  13. At the time of the GDV did this dog live with cats? -Please Select-012345> 5
  14. At the time of the GDV how would you rate your dog's body condition (on a scale of 1-9 with 1 being severely emaciated, 5 being ideal for the breed, and 9 being severely obese). -Please Select-123456789
  15. If a commercial diet has been fed, was it (check all that apply) Dry kibbie
    Canned food
    Raw food
    Unknown
    Not applicable
  16. If a homemade diet has been fed, was it (check all that apply) Cooked
    Raw
    Unknown
    Not applicable
  17. Was your dog fed table scraps? -Please Select-YesNo
  18. Supplements you were adding to the regular diet at the time of GDV (check all that apply) None
    Eggs
    Cod liver oil
    Fish
    Vitamins
    Cooked Chicken
    Raw Chicken
    Cottage
    Cheese
    Yogurt
    Coat enhanser Other products (please specify)
  19. At the time of the GDV rate how fast your dog would eat its meal (scale of 1-5 with 1 being a slow eater and 5 meaning gulping food). -Please Select-12345
  20. What was the feeding frequency at the time of GDV? -Please Select-1 x per pay2 x per dayFree Choice Other (please specify)
  21. At the time of GDV, you were feeding your dog from a bowl? -Please Select-On the floorRaised from the floorNot fed from bowl
  22. What time after feeding was your dog typically allowed outdoors or to engage in activity? -Please Select-Immediately30 minutes1 hour1-3 hours3-6 hours> 6 hours
  23. In the time prior to being allowed to engage in activity after feeding, your dog was? -Please Select-KenneledKept loose indoorsKept loose in yard
  24. What activity was your dog typically allowed to engage in after meals at the time marked above (check all that apply) Run free outside
    Kennel run
    Run free inside
    Play with other dogs
    Run the fence
    Jog/run with you Other (please specify)
  25. In the six months prior to the GDV, did your dog have a history of illness? -Please Select-YesNoDon't remmember If yes please specify
  26. In the six months prior to the GDV, did your dog have surgery? -Please Select-YesNoDon't remmember If yes please specify
  27. In the month prior to the GDV, did your dog have diarrhea? -Please Select-YesNoDon't remmember
  28. Anesthesia was given to your dog for any reason within 72 hours of GDV. -Please Select-YesNo
  29. On the day of GDV your dog was in the care of (check all that apply) Its owner/handler
    A familiar person (but not owner/handler
    An unfamiliar person
    Was alone
    Don't remember
  30. On the day of the GDV your dog was (check all that apply) In its home environment
    At a boarding facility
    A familiar person (but not owner/handler
    tIn an unfamiliar environmen
    Traviling
    Don't remember
  31. What was the season of the year when the GDV occurred? -Please Select-SpringFallWinterSummer
  32. On a scale of 1-5, where 1 is sub freezing and 5 is extremely hot, rate the outside temperature on the day of the GDV. -Please Select-12345
  33. At the time of GDV your dog lived in? -Please Select-Urban environmentSuburban environmentRural environment
  34. Rate your dog’s energy level (on a scale of 1-9, where 1 is calm and 9 is hyperactive) -Please Select-123456789
  35. Rate your dog’s anxiety level (on a scale of 1-9 where 1 is no anxiety and 9 is extremely anxious): -Please Select-123456789
  36. When describing your dog’s behavior, check all the answers that apply to him/her Not excited at all
    Barks when bark at door
    Barks at strangers
    Barkes at other dogs
    Hard to control when exited
    Chases tail
    Spins out of control
    Acts oblivious to efforts to interceed
    Likes to fence run
    Plays with other dogs
  37. During a typical day around the time of the GDV your dog was -Please Select-Primarily indoorsPrimarily outdoorsIndoors/Outdoors
  38. During a typical day around the time of the GDV your dog spent most of its time -Please Select-AloneWith other dogsWith family membersWith non-family members
  39. During a typical day around the time of the GDV your dog spend most of its time -Please Choose-In a crateIn a penLoose Other (please specify)
  40. In a typical week around the time of GDV, how many days were you or your family members in the company of your dog? -Please Select-1234567
  41. On average how many hours a day were you awake in the company of your dog? -Please Select-None< 1 hr1-2 hr3-4 hr5-6 hr> than 6
  42. During a typical night your dog was (check all that apply) Kept indoors
    Able to freely go in and out during the night
    Kept outdoors
  43. Does this dog typically sleeps on its back? -Please Select-YesNo
  44. If you owned another dog at the time of GDV in this dog, would you like to give us the information about the other dog too? -Please Select-YesNo

Questions for Dogs without GDV

  1. Is there any history of illness in your dog? -Please Select-YesNo If yes, list the illnesses
  2. Is there any history of diarrhea in your dog? -Please Select-NoYes, few x yearYes, few x monthYes, few x weekYes, daily
  3. Did your dog have surgery for any reason (includes spaying and neutering)? Please check all that apply No
    Yes, spay/netur
    Yes, other sugery If "Yes, other sugery" please specify
  4. Did your dog have a preventative gastropexy done (i.e. surgical attachment of the stomach to the abdominal wall to prevent GDV)? -Please Select-YesNo
  5. Does your dog participate in any of the following activities (please check all that apply)? Dog Show training or shows
    Field traing or trails
    Schutzhund or working dog activities or trials
    Obedience training or trials
    Agility training or trials Other activities that involve physical "work outs" (please specify):
  6. Did the sire of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  7. Did the dam of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown
  8. Did any littermates of this dog have a GDV? -Please Select-YesNoUnknown If "YES" please specify how many (if you know)
  9. This dog lives in: -Please Select-Urban enviromentSuburban enviromentRural enviroment
  10. How many other dogs live with this dog? -Please Select-12345> 5
  11. Does this dog live with cats? -Please Select-YesNo
  12. How would you rate your dog's body condition (on a scale of 1-9 with 1 being severely emaciated, 5 being ideal for this breed, and 9 being severely obese). -Please Select-123456789
  13. If you are feeding a commercial diet to your dog, is it (check all that apply): Dry Kibble
    Canned food
    Raw food
    Not feeding a commerecial diet
  14. If you are feeding a homemade diet to your dog, is it (check all that apply): Cooked
    Raw
    Not feeding a homemade diet
  15. Do you feed your dog table scraps? -Please Select-YesNo
  16. Supplements you are adding to the regular diet of your dog (check all that apply) None
    Eggs
    Cod liver oil
    Fish
    Vitamins
    Cooked Chicken
    Raw Chicken
    Cottage
    Cheese
    Yogurt
    Coat enhanser Other products (please specify)
  17. How frequently is your dog fed? -Please Select-1 x per pay2 x per dayFree Choice Other (please specify)
  18. Rate how fast your dog eats its meal (scale of 1-5 with 1 being a slow eater and 5 meaning gulping food). -Please Select-12345
  19. You are feeding your dog from a bowl: -Please Select-On the floorRaised from the floorNot fed from bowl
  20. What time after feeding is your dog typically allowed outdoors or to engage in activity? -Please Select-Immediately30 minutes1 hour1-3 hours3-6 hours> 6 hours
  21. In the time prior to being allowed to engage in activity after feeding, your dog is -Please Select-KenneledKept loose indoorsKept loose in yard
  22. What activity was your dog typically allowed to engage in after meals at the time marked above (check all that apply) Run free outside
    Kennel run
    Run free inside
    Play with other dogs
    Run the fence
    Jog/run with you Other (please specify)
  23. Rate your dog’s energy level (on a scale of 1-9, where 1 is calm and 9 is hyperactive): -Please Select-123456789
  24. Rate your dog’s anxiety level (on a scale of 1-9 where 1 is no anxiety and 9 is extremely anxious): -Please Select-123456789
  25. When describing your dog’s behavior, check all the answers that apply to him/her Not excited at all
    Barks when bark at door
    Barks at strangers
    Barkes at other dogs
    Hard to control when exited
    Chases tail
    Spins out of control
    Acts oblivious to efforts to interceed
    Likes to fence run
    Plays with other dogs
  26. During a typical day your dog is? -Please Select-Primarily indoorsPrimarily outdoorsIndoors/Outdoors
  27. During a typical day your dog spent most of its time -Please Select-AloneWith other dogsWith family membersWith non-family members
  28. During a typical day your dog spends most of its time -Please Select-In a crateIn a penLoose Other (please specify)
  29. In a typical week, how many days are you or your family members in the company of your dog? -Please Select-1234567
  30. On average, how many hours a day are you awake in the company of your dog? -Please Select-NoneLess than an hour1/2 hour3-4 hours5-6 hours> 6 hours
  31. During a typical night your dog is (check all that apply): Keep indoors
    Able to freely go in and out during the night
    Kept outdoors
  32. Does this dog typically sleeps on its back? -Please Select-YesNo

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Our maximum number of dogs with GDV is 3 per family and the information on companion dogs is 1 per family. Thank you for your participation, your information will be extremely helpful in understanding this disease.

About the Author

Carmen L Battaglia holds a Ph.D. and Masters Degree from Florida State University. As an AKC judge, researcher and writer, he has been a leader in promotion of breeding better dogs and has written many articles and several books.Dr. Battaglia is also a popular TV and radio talk show speaker. His seminars on breeding dogs, selecting sires and choosing puppies have been well received by the breed clubs all over the country.