Home Care Suggestions for Hemorrhagic Enteritis

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HGE (at least in terms of veterinary medicine) stands for Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis, and it is a disease of dogs. The symptoms for HGE include bloody diarrhea, vomiting and listlessness in your dog. This disease if left untreated can be fatal to your dog.

Even though it can lead to fatality, if treated early, your dog should make a full recovery. If you notice the said symptoms in your dog, make a quick home treatment for your dog before bringing it to the vet. You should however give your vet a quick call and follow his recommendations.

For treatment at home, you should withhold all food and water from your dog. Your dog should not consume anything orally. Then you can continue to observe the symptoms very closely and note the regularity of your dog’s diarrhea and vomiting.

If you think your dog is dehydrated you can give it some ice cubes with small amount of electrolyte powder sprinkled on it for your dog to lick. This should keep your dog from dehydration.

If your dog shows some signs of improvement, you should still keep your dog on a liquid diet for a few days. This is to make sure that your dog is properly cured from the disease. When you are sure, you can then give your dog some boiled potatoes and some rice gruel. Please do no feed your dog with high protein and high fat diet.

For general care for your pet, you should always keep the surrounding area and the environment clean. Remove any vomit or diarrhea left over to keep the environment bacterial free. Isolate your dog from other pets and also young children and continue to observe its health. Visit the vet regularly and also update your pets’ vaccinations and deworming treatment.

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