Success Story “Mattie”
Pets of the Homeless received a call from a homeless woman who lives on the streets in a park in San Diego, CA with her one-year-old Pomeranian Chihuahua mix, Mattie. She was concerned because Mattie had been vomiting blood all night. We approved an examination.
We approved a parvovirus test and it was negative. It was suspected that Mattie has Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE). HE is a disease of dogs characterized by sudden vomiting and bloody diarrhea. The symptoms are usually severe, and HGE can be fatal if not treated. HGE is most common in young adult dogs of any breed, but especially small dogs such as the Toy Poodle and Miniature Schnauzer. Pets of the Homeless assisted with treatment that included bloodwork, IV fluids, medications and cerenia (treatment of motion sickness and vomiting in dogs) injection.