Don't get me wrong...I worry about bloat, but the fact is...it may happen, it may not. The only precautions I know of are to feed a good quality kibble (some kibble expands in the stomach...that's bad news for "bloat prone" dogs), to not allow fast eating, not allow "too much" water before and after meals, and not to allow excessive gulping of water at any time, feed 3 meals a day instead of 1, and definitely allow the 1hr rest period before and after meals. There's a procedure called "Gastropexy" that your vet can do (find a qualified vet of coarse), they tack the stomach to the muscle on the side of the ribs, and this prevents the "torsion" part of bloat from occuring (the twisting of the stomach causes "bloat" to quickly become lethal), but even with Gastropexy, bloat can still occur, it just gives you more time to get your dog to the vet...without this procedure the stomach can twist, giving your dog only minutes-hours to live . Also know the emergency procedure through your vet, where to bring your dog incase of bloat in the middle of the night kinda thing. Doing all this stuff, bloat can still happen, so do what you can and try to not worry, because you can make yourself sick worrying.I was really worried about bloat, but it seems others were too; and never had a problem.