Yup, you got it.Sry, should have said that 'Bloat', 'Torsion', and 'Gastropexy', are the words you should be reading up on for the rest of your answer.
You'll find a LOT of discussion on them right here in PF.
I don’t recall exactly. I want to say it was in the neighbourhood of $2,000 CAD.Bloat really scares me because we do not have a local emergency vet. And emergencies don't seem to respect business hours!
I'll do some research here.
Rkj, do you recall how much it cost?
I lost my first Standard to bloat/torsion many, many years ago and it is an absolutely awful thing to go through, both for the dog firstly, but also for you as an owner. She was 13 1/2 at the time and not a surgical candidate and she suffered terribly until I could get to the local ER in the middle of the night. Once determined she could not be saved, I just wanted her to be euthanized as soon as possible to end her pain.Local vet is advocating a stomach tack for our 5 moth old standard poodle, to be done while he's getting neutered. What is it? And why would it be recommended?
100% worth it. The surgeon is much more important than the familiarity of setting.Now I'm looking into laparoscopic pexy/spay options, too. We'd have to travel a couple of hours to a surgical center, but sounds worth it.
Do you think the benefits of laparoscopy outweigh the negatives of having her surgery performed in an unfamiliar setting?
Having a prophylactic Gastropexy is the platinum standard of preventative veterinary medicine. For females, it’s in the same neighborhood as a spay, for males it’s not. Whatever you decide is the right call for your poodle. I opted not to do Buck, having done a deep dive into the statistics. I was told by an Irish Setter breeder, “Honey, your dog is more likely to die of cancer”, which clenched it for me. I know the signs, have Gas-X on hand and two emergency rooms close by.100% worth it. The surgeon is much more important than the familiarity of setting.