HGE is Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis and it is usually a disease found in dogs. The usual symptom for this HGE is a bloody diarrhea. This disease is usually identified when the vet can rule out any other causes for bloody diarrhea. The vet may also diagnose your dog with HGE if your dog suddenly suffers from bloody diarrhea and a high packed cell volume (PCV).
The vet will request diagnostic procedures to be done on your dog if your dog has acute and recurrent vomiting and diarrhea. If you see these symptoms in your dog, it is best to bring your dog to the vet as fast as you can.
If your vet suspects that your dog is suffering from HE, the vet can then ask for these typical and routine laboratory diagnostic tests to be carried out on your dog:
- CBC (Complete Blood Count)
- Biochemical profile (ALT, AST, ALP, TSP, A: G ratio, BUN, Creatinine)
- Stool examination for parasites, bacteria and etc.
- Abdominal radiography
Your vet will also need information or medical history of your dog like vaccination status, deworming status, diets offered, foreign object intake, and previous illnesses that your dog might have had in order for him to diagnose you dog properly.
You can help the vet by telling him if you have observed any of the typical symptoms of the HGE in your dog. The HGE in dogs, if left untreated, will be fatal to the dogs.