Preventing hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in dogs
May 9, 2010 12:49 PM Subscribe
How can I prevent my dog from getting hemorrhagic gastroenteritis again?
posted by Blue Jello Elf to pets & animals (4 answers total)
Twice now in ten weeks, my poor dog has had diarrhea that progressed to bloody vomiting, and ended in $1,000 worth of vet bills. She's in the hospital right now. This time when her stomach started acting up, I took her off food and then gradually started her on a bland diet, but she still ended up with bloody vomit. She's been cheerful and energetic the whole time. There weren't any big changes in her life when all this started, and she's an indoor dog except when I take her out on a leash, so she hasn't been eating anything weird from the great outdoors.
I'm worried this is going to keep happening -- there's only so many times I can afford it, and once I'm working again it's going to be hard to deal with the medication schedule (last time she had one medication every six hours, one every four hours, etc.)
if it happens. I really need to figure out what's going on here and get this fixed -- I love the silly little dog! (Obligatory photos: 1
Has anyone had this problem with their dog and managed to get it resolved?