Gastro Warning

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Vets are warning owners to be vigilant as they see a spike in dogs coming into their clinics suffering from severe gastroenteritis. Cases have been seen all over the UK but we are urging owners not to panic but keep a close eye on their dogs to ensure they pick up any symptoms early.

Symptoms to look out for are:

  • Persistent vomiting (5 or more times in a period of 12 hours)
  • Diarrhoea (which may have traces of blood)
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Pale gums
  • loss of appetite
  • low energy

If you suspect your dog is unwell keep them in, give them plenty of rest and keep a close eye on them. If you do not see any improvement, and you are worried, please consult your vet.

It is important to remember that most dogs will get better with rest and lots of TLC within 5 to 10 days.

To help prevent your dog from catching a sickness bug ensure you wash their paws before entering the house after a walk, stop them sniffing other dogs motions up the field, and try to stop them drinking from muddy puddles.

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