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    I would definitely be worried at the first sign of blood - especially blood clots
    Did you manage to get to your vets before they closed? If not, maybe you could travel to the emergency vets at UCD? They are open throughout the night. Please PM if you need help with transport, Im on holidays at the moment and would be only too happy to help with transport if you needed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth View Post
    Sounds like Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis and needs veterinary attention immediately, even if it means an emergency callout.
    Good luck
    I agree with Ruth. HGE can be very serious and maybe an IV drip will be required. I hope you got down to the vets this evening and that all is well.

    By the way, 2 of mine have had it over the past couple of years; both had a hospital stay of 2-3 days on a drip, but recovered well.
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    Hi Siobhan have you any news,did you get to the vets? I really hope you did as others have mentioned HGE,my girl had a virus with a lot of blood loss & was on a drip 4 days& nights. Plse let us know asap,fingers crossed alls well
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    so sorry to hear your baby is poorly, is there any update?

    keeping everything crossed for a speedy recovery

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    Hi any news on your little one?
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    Let us know how it went -- agree that it sounds like Haemorragic gastroenteritis and generally with blood like that you want to see a vet immediately. This can sometimes be a fatal condition if not treated right away in some cases, eg if it has been allowed to really take hold, so erring on the side of caution is always best. It can come on very quickly and without warning -- if it is any concern at all, they will keep the dog in, put him on a drip, give him an injection to settle his tummy and start on antibiotics. If the dog is generally fine in himself then will let him go home but with an injection and antibiotics and special diet for a few days.

    Lily gets this now and then and manages OK -- but every case is different. It can be from something they ate. It tends to look worse than it often is but a vet needs to make that determination and if there's a lot of blood I'd always get the dog in immediately.

    Hope the dogs are OK -- if for any reason you cannot get to a vet make sure the dogs are kept hydrated as it is dehydration that causes the serious problems.

    If your vet got a good description from you of what was going on, and was not too concerned to see them immediately, then s/he probably gauged that the condition wasn't extremely urgent -- but you will feel better if you get them in. Also vets can make the wrong call. So I would always try to get in with this problem if it has progressed to that level of blood in the stool.
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    Just reading this now. Hope you managed to get to the vets.
    Any News?
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    Hi all,

    Thank you for all the messages. Went to the vet first thing this morning. It was Belle who was sick (as I suspected) and the vet said it was most likely colitis or a similar gastric infection. She gave Belle a shot of antibiotics and something to settle her stomach but said her temp was not up so she didnt think it was too severe. She is on a course of antibiotics for a few days, a paste stuff to bind her poos and coat her somach and a solution for today to make sure she is well hydrated. She already seems a bit perkeier and she has has just done a firmer looking poo so hopefully we are on the road to recovery now.

    On a positive note Prince has lost another 7 lbs since he was last weighed in March and he now weighs 22 lbs approx. The vet checked him over today as well and he is not showing any signs of having Belle's bug so thats good as well
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    That's great news. I so happy she seems to be on the mend

    And well done to Prince. I wish I could lose 7lbs
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    Very good news Siobhan and you have done phenomenal work with Prince! Bet he misses being plump though -- Lily sure does!
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