It is surprising that the real cause of Gastroenteritis is not clear. However, in rainy season we notice a lot of Gastroenteritis cases. Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) is a very serious condition affecting dogs. HGE is characterized by hemorrhagic (bloody) diarrhea in an otherwise normal, healthy dog. It is common in younger (2-4 year old) and miniature breeds. It is presumed to be caused by overgrowth of the bacteria Clostridium perfringens (the exact cause is unproven)

 

Symptoms

  • A sudden onset of profuse, bloody diarrhea with a foul odor
  • Vomiting
  • A loss of appetite
  • Depression
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Dehydration

HGE in dogs can occur very rapidly. HGE is not contagious and can occur without a change in the dog’s diet, environment, or routine. A fever with HGE is uncommon.

 

Diagnosis
1) Animal presented with above said symptoms with no fever.

2) Elevated PCV, decreased levels of plasma-proteins.

 

Treatment

  • Intravenous fluids(crystalloids and colloids)
  • Antibiotics, Anti-emitics, Antiulcerative.
  • withdrawal of food during the course of treatment
  • blood transfusion if necessary.
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