Lilly’s emergency – Mosman Vet saves the day

Foster girl Lilly had a very lucky escape this weekend. She was admitted to Mosman Vet yesterday morning after a night of vomiting and bloody diarrhoea.

They put her on a drip, pain relief, antibiotics and ran some blood tests. She stayed overnight with it looking hopeful but still not out of the woods.

Rochelle the vet on duty advised yesterday morning that she was much better and that she had  Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE).

The progression of HGE is so rapid that hypovolemic shock and death can occur within 24 hours so we are extremely lucky to have gotten her to the vet in time. The cause is unknown and it’s not contagious. The most suspected cause is food.

The bill is being very generously reduced by Mosman vet as they fully support Greyhound Rescue’s work. In fact Rochelle joked the last thing they want happening is for all the money they raised on the run to be paying for this bill!

We are posting this story to ensure all our foster carers and adopters are aware of HGE and its symptoms and to be sure not to ignore the symptoms of blood in stools and vomiting in their hounds (or any dog in fact).

Lilly is resting comfortably back in foster care. We sincerely thank all at Mosman vet for their care of Lilly and support of  Greyhound Rescue.

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  1. Posted July 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM | Permalink


  2. Mirren
    Posted July 4, 2012 at 8:52 AM | Permalink

    Quick update – Lilly has recovered well though still on medication and a special diet. She and her foster sister Taylor are enjoying long lie-ins on these cold mornings and lovely walks in the sun later in the day.
    Thank you to everyone who helped care for Lilly. She has a beautiful nature and is a joy to have in our family.

  3. Posted July 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM | Permalink

    Poor Lily, it must have been scary 🙁

  4. Posted July 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM | Permalink

    HGE, know the symptoms and act quickly

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