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Erosive enterocolitis

Medical name: Campylobacteriosis

Emergency Warnings

DON'T DELAY

Symptoms

  • Loss of appetite
  • Bloody, red stool
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Feverish
  • Uncontrolled urination
  • Unsteady walking

Details

Campylobacteriosis in pets is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Campylobacter jejuni, and can be associated with erosive enterocolitis in pets. This infection can often be characterized by diarrhea or vomiting. Your pet may also exhibit a loss of appetite or an inability to control urinating. Other symptoms of campylobacteriosis may include bloody, red stool, fever, or dehydration. The elasticity of an animal’s skin is a pretty good gauge of hydration or dehydration. Find some loose skin — either on the top of the head or the base (scruff) of the neck, squeeze gently between your fingers and pull the loose skin upward. Normally hydrated skin should spring back in place immediately. Severely dehydrated skin remains standing where you squeezed it; moderately dehydrated skin returns slowly. Severe dehydration is considered an emergency. If you suspect that your pet may be suffering from campylobacteriosis, do not delay in seeking veterinary help. Your pet might need fluids for dehydration; your vet will treat the infection with antibiotics.

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