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.
Many canines though are fortunate to not suffer from the condition its entire life, but for those ‘lucky’ ones, experiencing one attack regrettably places them at increased risk of a second attack.
Should the afflicted dog show no improvement in 2 days, other plausible reasons for the symptoms needs to be explored: infection, metabolic or inflammatory disorder, diet as well as other miscellaneous factors ranging from gastric ulcers to poisoning.