UNDIAGNOSED DEATHS – UK: (ENGLAND) DOG
Date: Wed 7 Jun 2023
Source: Eastern Daily Press [edited] https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/23573255.north-walsham-vets-warning-hemorrhagic-gastroenteritis/
A north Norfolk vet [center] has warned dog owners about a disease
which causes sudden vomiting and bloody diarrhoea in dogs, and has led
to some deaths.
Toll Barn Veterinary Centre in Heath Road, North Walsham, said it had
seen a lot of cases of “very severe hemorrhagic gastroenteritis” in
dogs over the weekend of 3 to 4 Jun 2023.
In a public social media post, the centre said: “This has been
characterised, in most cases, by vomiting followed 10+ hours later by
severe diarrhoea containing a lot of blood.
“Sadly some of these patients have been so unwell that they have
passed away despite intensive treatment.”
The centre said that while the cause of the disease was unknown, it
was thought to be linked to certain bacteria.
It advised anyone whose dog developed vomiting and bloody diarrhoea to
seek veterinary advice “as soon as possible”.
The disease is most common in young adult dogs of any breed, but
especially small dogs such as toy poodles and miniature schnauzers.
The centre has been contacted for further comment.[Byline: Stuart Anderson]