It's placed in the mouth and the bloat tube is run through the guide hole in the center. The block can be secured behind the ears with the attached cord.
Being able to secure the mouth block eliminates using a roll of tape to act as the guide for the stomach tube. Tape rolls become wet, slippery and often collapse making it more difficult to insert the tube, especially if only one person is handling the emergency.
It is usually necessary to secure the tape roll by taping around the dog’s mouth, making it hard to clear the dog’s mouth if he vomits, which increases chance of aspiration. Using the Bloat Block eliminates the need to tape the jaws and protects your fingers better when trying to handle the stomach tube insertion.