In the early stages, a dog that is bloating will feel uncomfortable and edgy, and it won’t know why. In no particular order, without treatment an affected dog will become increasingly restless, painful, weak and depressed, and it will deteriorate rapidly. Its abdomen will become swollen, firm and excruciatingly painful from accumulating gasses and fluids in the stomach. It may retch and try to vomit, but those attempts won’t be productive, because its stomach has been cut off from the esophagus on the one end, and the small intestine on the other end (the tube taking digestive contents from the stomach to the end of the digestive tract). The dog’s breathing will become rapid, shallow and difficult. It will drool profusely. The dog’s pulse will become thready while its heart rate races. It will become weak, wobbly, uncoordinated and disoriented. Ultimately, without surgical intervention, the dog will die.