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HGE Hemorrhagic GastroEnteritis
I left for vacation last Monday, and when we landed I got a phone call from my adult daughter that Tino, my 4 year old hav, was having bloody diarrhea... She took him to the vet for me, where he was given IV fluid, and several medications. He was quickly back to his usual happy self thank goodness. But this was actually the second episode. In April 2011 it was much worse, and extreme. That time they called it HGE, for which the cause is unknown.
I just got back last night, so I haven't had a chance to speak with the vet yet, and since I live on Long Island and we're waiting for Sandy to arrive, I just might not get a chance to talk to her until Wednesday.
Since diet is one of the theories, I'm currently researching other dog foods. Stress may be another factor, and I think he knows exactly what my leaving with a suit case in the early morning means. So, I'm also thinking that next time I have to travel of asking the vet for some anit-anxiety medication. Which is something I'd rather not do and I only tried once when we were experiencing Hurricane Irene last year, since he is terrible with thunder.
I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience with their havanese and what your theories/ideas might be...