Monday, 14 February 2011


Last weekend my dog, Beau, had to be rushed to the vets and put on a drip. He had HGE or haemorrhagic gastroenteritis.

Luckily, he's ok now but it was a pretty horrible thing to go through. If you have a dog which had bloody diarrhoea, take it to the vets straight away! Beau went in as soon as possible when we noticed something was wrong, and then again when it got worse. Luckily, the drip, a course of antibiotics, canikur paste, and some special food for intestinal problems sorted him out and in a couple of days he was back to his old self.

Now I'm trying to work out what's best to feed him on for his sensitive stomach! He loves meat but it's so expensive and a lot of it gives him the runs... not pleasant when you have a dog as hairy as Beau is... and the dried food he just won't eat.

I'm pondering tripe. Nobody should have to ponder tripe.

1 comment:

  1. My dog just went through HGE on Wednesday. He looks alot like your dog! By the time we got him to the ER from his vet's office he was in shock and almost died. I've had him home for a few days on Science Diet prescription I/D Gastro-health soft food, boiled chicken and white rice. He's doing well. I'm supposed to slowly get him back on his old dogfood, but I'm scared. We don't know what caused his HGE. I had to switch his dog food about 10 weeks ago because his other had been discontinued. Now I wonder if the reason he got so sick was because of the new food. I've been reading about different dog foods but can't decide which one to put him on and the vets aren't helpful in this area.