|1634 dogs were included in this prospective study, giving complete diet information over a five-year period.
106 dogs developed GDV, 212 dogs served a control group.
The dogs were categorized as consuming either a low volume or high volume of food based on the median number of cups fed per kg of body weight per meal.
Dogs fed a larger volume of food per meal were at a significantly (p <0,05) increased risk of GDV, regardless of the number of melas fed daily.
For both large and giant-breed dogs, the risk of GDV was highest for dogs fed a larger volume of food once daily.
Source: Raghavan M, Glickman N, McCabe G (2004): Diet-Related Risk Factors for Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus in Dogs of High-Risk Breeds. In: JAAHA 40:3, pp 192-203
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