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Bleeding from Butt - HGE

Discussion in 'Diseases & Illnesses' started by Caro, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Caro

    Caro Moderator

    Jan 14, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    Thanks for posting that thread - I remember it happening now but I didn't link it to what Deska had. Deska's was very obvious bleeding, no vomiting and a really awful smell (which my vet says is the same smell as Parvo). Plus of course in the heat of the moment and being away from home it was all very hard to take in. Wish I had remembered the thread as it may have got my team mates moving if they had a concrete example of how fatal it can be. I really don't think they took it all seriously. I know I'll be carrying electrolytes and syringes with me from now on when we go away. It can't hurt to keep stuff for rehydrating the dogs around anyway, esp when we are at comps.

    Mr D had a walk this morning and did pretty well, definately getting his strength back enough to be barking . Unfortunately he isn't allowed NSAIDs for his arthritis anymore just in case, so he's going to be pretty stiff and sore, and the surgery has been delayed to let his health recover. And he is refusing to poop atm, holding it in for dear life poor thing.
  2. sable

    sable Premium Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Oh I am so happy Deska is going to be alright. I never heard of this before.

    Glad you were able to get it all under control. Scary, its really something to look for.
  3. danisgoat

    danisgoat Moderator

    Jul 23, 2009
    Very few comments on that thread, so thank goodness Caro started this one so that more people can read it and let it sink in!!!!

    The good thing about threads like these, even if you do not remember the name, if your dog starts pooping blood you will remember in the back of your mind that this could be very serious and that you need to get medical attention ASAP.
  4. Mally's Mom

    Mally's Mom Premium Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    He might not have enough solid food in his system to go poo-poo yet.

    Mally had HGE when he was younger. He was very sick. I remember it took him awhile to go #2 normally again.

    The HGE drained his system so. If I remember correctly, at least 2 or 3 days for a normal one.

    I am so very happy to hear that he is doing better and is going to be okay.

    Praying for his total recovery.

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