This article is from the Rottweilers Breed FAQ, by email@example.com (Denise Gross).
Bloat is a common condition in which the stomach swells from gas,
fluid or both. Bloat becomes a medical emergency when the stomach
distends and then flips over, causing torsion. Bloat and torsion may
be caused by over-eating, drinking large amounts of water after
eating, and/or vigorous exercise after a meal. Efforts to prevent
bloat may include feeding several small meals a day, crating the dog
for several hours after eating, and monitoring water intake.