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.
The symptoms of HGE in dogs are easy to observe. One of the symptoms will include vomiting. If your dog vomits very frequently, take a look at its vomit if it is bloody or yellow and frothy in appearance.
It is also a cause for concern if your dog loses its appetite suddenly. It is a more cause of concern if your dog drinks less water than it usually does.
Check your dog stool and confirm whether your dog have the diarrhea. Check for any blood in the stool (Melena) or diarrhea and if it is of very foul smell.
Other symptoms also include dehydration, depression, abdominal pain and high body temperature. The dehydration will be caused by the inability of your dog to take in water. The skin of your dog will lose its shine, and its nose will be dry and your dog will have sunken eyes.
You can also observe its depression level, if your dog appears to be inactive and tired and show no interest in its surrounding. Signs of abdominal pain will be shown if your dog always stay put in a position with its belly resting on the floor. If you are suspicious of HGE in your dog, check its temperature. A rise in temperature may tell you that your dog has an infection.
If you see all these symptoms, bring your dog to see a veterinarian as soon as you can to eliminate the dog’s Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis symptoms.