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Symptoms of Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis(HGE)

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Symptoms of Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis

HGE is Hemorrhagic GastroEnteritis, and it is a disease of dogs. The symptoms for HGE include bloody diarrhea, vomiting and listlessness in your dog. This disease is treatable but can be fatal if left untreated in your dog.

HGE can affect dogs of any breeds, gender and age but it is more commonly seen in miniature dogs of age from 2 to 4 years old. Even so, there are of course recorded cases of large dogs infected with the HGE disease. Continue reading

Causes of Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis

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Causes of Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis

The etiology of Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis is still shrouded with uncertainties. Hypothesis ranging from diet, infection in the form of bacterial, viral or intestinal parasite has been brought forward; however none has been well established. The condition is often attributed to stress. Continue reading

Discover the Remedies for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

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Discover the Remedies for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

As the treatment of EPI is a costly affair and should be continued lifelong, the commitment of the owner should be elaborated at the outset.

Treatment of EPI consists of pancreatic enzyme supplementation, dietary modification, antibiotics, and vitamins.

Exogenous Pancreatic Enzyme Supplementation

Generally powdered porcine pancreatic extracts of 2 teaspoons/20kg BW/meal for dogs is more than sufficient to manage the EPI (Kim, JW et al, 2005). Scientists opined that the powdered form of pancreatic extracts is readily absorbed in the system than the raw-chopped pancreas, and the enteric coated tablets or capsules. Continue reading

Symptoms and Signs Of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

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Symptoms and Signs Of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Early symptoms of EPI are difficult to detect and are often ignored, it can be difficult to diagnose. It is noteworthy to discuss about any recent symptoms with your veterinarian, such as sudden change in your dog’s weight or diet, abdominal pain etc.,

Due to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, the dog finds difficult to digest the food. If the food is not digested properly, there will be no absorption of nutrients. The affected dog will develop skinny—especially greasy rather nasty loose motion, or both. The skin coat would be dry and enriched with dandruff due to incapability to take in dietary fats. Continue reading