Stanton Pet Hospital Discusses Vomiting and Diarrhea Problems in Pets
Sooner or later, pet owners will deal with common digestive upsets that occur in pets. Your cat or dog may experience vomiting and diarrhea, either intermittently or frequently. In most cases, these upsets are not serious, but in cases of repeated vomiting and diarrhea, your pet should see the vet for diagnosis and treatment of the issue. At Stanton Pet Hospital in Stanton, CA, we provide effective treatment for pet vomit and pet diarrhea problems.
Causes of Digestive Upsets in Cats and Dogs
Pets often get into the garbage and chow down on whatever they find. Similarly, they may find a tasty morsel lying somewhere outdoors that they can’t pass up. However, these dietary indiscretions can lead to gastrointestinal upsets that lead to vomiting or bouts of diarrhea. Cats may also throw up hairballs from grooming themselves.
Sometimes, pets become infected with intestinal parasites that cause symptoms. You may even see pieces of worms in the pet vomit or pet diarrhea.
Heatstroke, infections and poisoning can also cause these symptoms. A visit to our vet can help to pinpoint the cause of your pet’s upset.
Diagnosing Digestive Upsets
Our vet will carefully examine your animal and ask questions about what you have observed. Blood tests or fecal tests may be performed to determine agents that may be causing the problem. If necessary, x-rays or ultrasound may be indicated to view inside your pet’s gastrointestinal tract.
Common Treatments for Vomiting and Diarrhea in Pets
Our vet may offer a number of treatments for your pet, including withholding food for a period of time to allow the intestinal tract to rest, feeding plain white rice, pure pumpkin puree, or yogurt. If parasites or an intestinal infection is suspected, our vet will prescribe appropriate medications to eliminate the problem. If a food sensitivity is suspected, our vet will advise you on suitable alternative foods. In rare instances, surgery may be necessary to solve the problem.
Choose Stanton Pet Hospital as Your Pet’s Veterinarian in Stanton
Dr. Anderson and our team at Stanton Pet Hospital provide quality care for all our patients in Stanton, CA, and the surrounding areas. We offer many veterinary services, including parasite prevention, vaccinations, dental care, dermatology, and boarding. Contact Stanton Pet Hospital today at (714) 828-5891 for an appointment to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of pet vomit and pet diarrhea problems in pets.