WARNING -- some of this is gross, so don't read if you don't want to get grossed out!
Wanted to ask if any of you have ever had a dog that came down with hemorrhagic gastroentertitis (HGE)?
We had to rush our small mutt to the emergency room last night because she suddenly became violently ill, with bloody vomit and bloody diarrhea.
She went into shock and had to be given fluids with an IV, and plasma. She's better this morning, but still throwing up and will probably be in the hospital until at least Monday or Tuesday.
I've been reading up on HGE and it seems fairly mysterious. They don't know if it's caused by e-coli or another bacteria, or if it's related to "inflammatory bowel disease," which could make it an ongoing problem.
It was very scary and now I'm concerned about it happening again in the future. The doctors just keep saying basically that it's a mystery. Also, there is nothing much worse than being in a pet emergency room with everyone's dogs near death or even being put down. (a similar human situation would be worse, of course, but this was really gut wrenching!)
Anyone else ever have a dog that went through this? I'd be grateful to hear whatever you may know.