4. OVERFEED HIM
One of the gospels of in-season dog care is to feed following the hunt, not before. One reason for that mandate is to prevent bloating, which can lead to gastric torsion. In this condition, sometimes called "gut twist," a dog's stomach can actually rotate inside the abdomen, causing gas buildup in the stomach, cutting off food passage in the esophagus, and eventually leading to a catastrophic drop in blood pressure and death, often within an hour if untreated. Causes of gastric torsion vary, from consumption of fermenting food to too much hard work shortly after feeding.