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Maddy, a 5 year old Long Haired Dachshund, presented to EPH on 09/11/22 for vomiting, diarrhea and increased respiratory effort. These symptoms can be caused by many illnesses in dogs and cats so it is always important to do diagnostics in order to determine the cause. From Maddy’s diagnostic results, we saw that her red blood cell count was elevated so Maddy was diagnosed with Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis aka HGE.

HGE is most common in smaller dogs breeds and is characterized by an acute onset of liquid or gelatinous, bloody diarrhea. Symptoms can also include vomiting, anorexia and lethargy. While the exact cause of HGE is unknown, contributing factors can include dietary indiscretion, bacteria, toxins, or pancreatitis. It is very important to have your pet seen by a veterinarian if displaying these symptoms in order to treat dehydration as soon as possible.

From a recent update by her owner, Maddy is improving. Pictured is Maddy getting a bath after having some diarrhea. Maddy was super sweet and wanted to be loved on the entire time that she stayed with us hospitalized at EPH. We hope you continue to get better Maddy. We are thinking of you!