So my family's Labrador is around 7-8 years old now. She's a great dog, very loyal and loving. Our one huge problem with her is that she bloats quite easily. Take her for a walk, and she can bloat, take her to the dog park, and she can bloat. Play with a dog, she can get bloat. We've even had her bloat once when she got excited to see someone who came over to our house. We've struggled with this for about 4 years. I know bloat is super serious, I've read a ton about it. We've taken her to the vet a couple times when she's bloated and have been sent back homing because her stomach doesn't twist (Thank you, God). I also know the only real "treatment" for bloat is to tack the stomach. Even with tacking, she can still bloat and it's terribly uncomfortable for her. Has anyone else had a dog who gets bloat frequently? Was there anything you found that helps? Right now, we feed her probiotics and don't take her for walks or to the park. She's a home-bound hound and it's really sad because she LOVES playing with other dogs and going for walks. We also know about feeding lots of small meals instead of one big meal and to feed a couple hours before physical activity. And the restiction of water before, during, and after activity. This doesn't seem to help, though, she gets bloat on an empty stomach. I've also read that you can give your dog gas relieving medicine when they're bloated. We give her Pepto Bismol, but it doesn't really seem to help. Is there anything else we can do to help her when she bloats? Basically, I'm looking for any success stories.