Alex Easton MLA has warned dog owners to be extra vigilant as vets issue warning as an unusually high number of gastroenteritis cases are being reported throughout the UK.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“As a passionate dog owner it is important to get this message out to the public about the seriousness of this issue. Affected dogs are vomiting a lot more frequently than is typically seen with canine gastroenteritis. The frequency and persistence of the vomiting is quite unusual, and so it makes cases stand out.

“In some cases, dogs have been vomiting profusely for up to five days, with five or more bouts within a 12-hour period. Some are also suffering from diarrhoea and are lethargic and off their food.”

If an owner suspects their pet has the condition then they contact a local vet right away.

“This is obviously a very unpleasant condition for dogs, and so the quicker owners act, the faster their dog can get treatment.”