It's tough to lose a dog to bloat. By the time you figure it out it's usually too late.
Tell me about it. I lost two great Tosas to bloat.
Frankly, I have serious misgivings about the health of dogs in general, and the cost of veterinary medicine has escalated so frightfully in recent years that it has been a major reason why I have not gotten another dog.
I get a very dark feeling whenever I go by a veterinary clinic. I don't see them as centers of health, healing and wellness for dogs--I just see them as money-gouging death houses. It's not fair or rational, I know, but nonetheless, that's just the way I feel.