View Full Version : Chesney has a bout of Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis

22nd September 2010, 11:47 AM
I've not posted on here for some time but frequently read the forum. We have just had a terrible night with our 2 and 1/2 yr old Chesney. He started with diarrhoea the night before and began vomiting yesterday. All night he continued to vomit and want to outside to diarrhoea. At 4am he passed a significant quantity of red blood in his poos and then again at 5am. Took him to emergency vet in Bury, very professional and well mannered vet called Ben, made the diagnosis of HG on his bloods, his PCV was high, despite not appearing in shock, he had a wet nose.

He has been admitted and put on IV fluids, plamsa expanders, antibiotics and some probiotic. Just phoned the vets up and he's doing ok and appears bright.

I am really worried about our little Ches and his mummy and sister Emily are too. I hope he gets over this, and will post again when I know if he will be ok.

The advise on this site was very important in making the decision to take him to the emergency vets. Thankyou Karlin for such a great site.

Kate H
22nd September 2010, 04:08 PM
Hi Tim

Sorry you're having such a worrying time with Chesney. I've had a Cavalier with gastroenteritis and it is terrifying because it is so sudden - just comes out of the blue with no warning. Glad to hear he's holding his own, and that you've got a good vet to look after him.

Hope all continues to go well :xfngr:

Kate, Oliver and Aled

22nd September 2010, 04:11 PM

So glad you got Chesney to vets when you did. HG comes on so quickly and dogs can deteriorate very fast.

Sending Chesney lots of get well wishes.:flwr:

Cathy T
22nd September 2010, 04:39 PM
Good thing you got him right to the vet. Hoping he's feeling better soon.

Margaret C
22nd September 2010, 07:24 PM
This can happen so quickly and it is terrifying.

I hope Chesney will be back, fully recovered, with you soon.

Cathy Moon
23rd September 2010, 12:53 AM
That must have been terribly distressing to go through. Hoping he's back home with you very soon.

23rd September 2010, 07:08 PM
Chesney is home!!! feeling abit sorry for himself. Its great to have him home the place is not the same without our little boy. Thanks for all the supportive comments and I echo the previous posts on HG. If your dog poops blood get to vets asap whatever the time of day or night!!

23rd September 2010, 09:42 PM
oh that's great news - you did exactly the right thing getting him to the vets so fast - yes this is a horrible condition and sadly can by fatal in just a few hours :yikes:(:(

I'm sure the wee man is very pleased to be home- the vet probably told you but keep him on small amounts of a very bland diet [lots of small meals] for a few days, and no treats :eek: