My dog died yesterday from bloat/twisted stomach, a condition I am only now aware is prevalent in certain large breed dogs (he was an 8yo Komondor). We took him to the vet and he was taken for emergency surgery but, upon opening him up, the vet said there had been too much tissue damage to the stomach and he had to be pts. I am certain that he would have been okay if we had brought him in sooner. Now that I know what the signs are, he was showing them as early as 7 hours before we took him in. He was retching/throwing up nothing on and off but we thought he'd eaten grass to combat a poorly stomach or somehow gotten into one of our bins. He was lethargic but he was recovering from colitis so we chalked it up to that. It wasn't until he showed signs of bloating that we recognised the severity of the problem and took him to the vet, but the bloating didn't seem to happen until the very end (we called a vet immediately upon noticing the bloating). I wrote a more detailed post under Rainbow Bridge because I am struggling with the guilt of losing him to a seemingly avoidable death but I thought this might be a better place to discuss the condition itself. I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with bloating/twisted stomach in dogs. How fast is the onset typically? Does noticeable bloating only occur late on? What are the odds of survival if you catch it early/late? Could he have survived even with a lot of tissue damage, if we hadn't agreed to have him pts but had asked the vet to at least try to remove the dead tissue instead? I'm completely crushed by how badly we've let him down. Komondors are long-lived large breed dogs. He should have had another 6 years with us.