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What is HGE (Hemorrhagic GastroEnteritis) in dogs?

By January 9, 2013

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Gus in the Hospital / Plutor on FlickrHemorrhagic GastroEnteritis (HGE) in dogs is a sudden-onset episode of diarrhea, often very bloody in nature. Some dogs may vomit. The exact cause is unknown, but there are many theories. Stress may play a role in the development of HGE. This disease may affect any breed, gender, and age.

Quick veterinary treatment and supportive care is often essential for recovery. Learn about HGE and be aware of potential signs - quick treatment is essential.

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