Iowa State University Veterinarian

Article Title

Canine Gastroenteritis


Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html

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SF601 V65

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Severe untreated cases of gastroenteritis terminate fatally in 2 to 7 days. In less severe cases death may occur from exhaustion in 1 to 2 weeks. Recovery in any instance is slow and convalescence is prolonged. The most unfavorable symptoms are great acceleration of pulse, profuse and hemorrhagic diarrhea, obstinate constipation, dehydration, anuria, intoxication and injected hemorrhagic mucous membranes followed by rapid emaciation and finally exhaustion.