How Long Can dogs live with HGE? The prognosis for dogs with HGE is generally good if they are treated early and aggressively and most dogs recover in 2-3 days. The survival rate of HGE in dogs can be as high as 95% with the appropriate treatments and therapies. Dogs however that have hypovolemic shock and sepsis can have a guarded to poor prognosis.
What can cause HGE in dogs? HGE is usually caused by dietary indiscretion or ingestion of a different food or treat. HGE commonly occurs after dogs consume human foods that are high in fat and/or seasonings but also occurs in dogs that eat a high-fat doggie treat or eat excessive amounts of treats.
How is HGE treated in dogs? Intravenous fluid therapy provides the cornerstone of therapy for HGE. Fluids given under the skin are not considered adequate to meet the significant fluid requirements of most dogs with HGE. If intravenous fluid therapy is not given, the dog’s red blood count will continue to elevate due to dehydration.
How do you treat HGE in dogs at home?
- Feeding feeding a therapeutic food that is highly digestible and easy on the GI tract.
- Add an electrolyte supplement to their drinking water, for enhanced hydration.
- Take it easy on exercise for a few days.