|Welcome to the Great Dane Club of America
Welcome to the official web site for the Great Dane Club of America Inc. Within these pages you will find information regarding
the Club, its structure, philosophy, and also a comprehensive collection of material concerning the Great Dane.
Today at the Great Dane Club of America
The next GDCA Board meeting is to be held on Saturday, July 25, at the Holiday Inn in Rosemont, Illinois, close to O'Hare Airport.
View Nominating Committee Report here
Congratulations to the 2016 GDCA National Judges
Reminders from the GDCA Internet Chair
To the Winners from the 2014 GDCA National, please forward your win photos to internetchair@gdca so we can continue to keep the GDCA History album up to date and current. Scanned photos will be appreciated and hard copy photos will be returned. Thank you...............Nancy +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
DOG FOOD RECALL: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/05/19/dog-food-company-recalls-product-over-salmonella-fears/?intcmp=latestnews
Please pass this info to other clubs and dog owners
Great Dane Health and Research
Bloat - is the number one killer of Great Danes & Great Danes are the #1 breed at risk for bloat. For reasons not fully understood, in certain deep-chested breeds in particular, the stomach distends, then has a tendency to rotate, which cuts off the blood supply to various parts of the body, as well as effectively shutting down digestion. This condition is extremely painful as well as a true emergency that is rapidly life threatening. A dog with a bloated, twisted¬†stomach (technically called "Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus") will die in great pain in a matter of hours unless drastic steps are taken: surgery is normally necessary.¬†The reasons for GDV are currently not understood, however most would agree that multiple small meals per day and preventing vigorous exercise around mealtimes can help reduce the chances of bloat.