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Old 10-29-2011, 04:38 AM
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Unhappy Vomiting and Blood in Stool

Just took her to the vet, she's staying overnight for fluid. The vet didn't seem too worried but also didn't explain why. She has been feeling a little ill...had the runs over the weekend but she has been eating fine, drinking, playing. Even today at noon...happy as a clam..by 3:00 a mess...I don't know what to think or do...any advice??
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:39 PM
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Has she had her parvo shots? Is she a pup?

Could she have eaten something she shouldn't have?

I hope everything is okay. Please keep us posted.
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She is 2. She has all her shots. I was thinking she got into something but due to the fact that she had been sick (slightly) over the previous weekend the vet thinks it might be related or simply spontaneous. It's really hard to tell. What really bothers me is that she was ok when I saw her on my lunch break and when I got home 5 hours later she was pretty bad. I just called her ER vet and she is having some bloody diarrhea and some solidish poop. I was thinking maybe pancreatitis?
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Poor little thing, I hope she feels better soon. Have they done bloodwork and x-rays, run a fecal test?
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You did the right thing getting her to the vet. Sometimes blood in the stool can just mean an irritated GI tract and it will resolve. Sometimes it can mean something more dire such as a disease like parvo. Once in awhile, it is rare, but it can be HGE which can be fatal.

I'm glad you didn't wait and that she's getting supportive care at the vets. Let us know how she's doing.
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Did the vet give a diagnosis? There was a recent case here of HG. Here's the thread Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis - Have you heard of this?? I hope she feels better soon.
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Update: She's still at the ER vet. They didn't run a fecal test still on fluids. They said she might have HGE which is really scary since no one knows much about this. The other possibility is a REALLY upset stomach, colitis. I am expecting to get another update in about an hour. This has been soooo scary, I am even nervous about bringing her home.
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I just reread the entire article and HGE appears to be seasonal, spring and fall...it also mentions several cases in Los angeles in 2009. I wish I could find more current data. Basically, it can occur from food, soil etc...This is so scary.
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