Treatment for Pet Vomiting and Diarrhea
Pets can experience a variety of issues that cause vomiting and diarrhea. Getting to the heart of the problem can take some investigation and testing. Your veterinarian can help with effective treatments that resolve these health problems. At Parkway Animal Hospital in Grand Prairie, we provide effective treatment for vomiting and diarrhea in pets.
Causes of Vomiting and Diarrhea in Pets
Vomiting and diarrhea can be caused by a number of issues, some minor and some more significant. Eating from the garbage or finding some tasty morsel outdoors often causes a bout of vomiting or diarrhea in pets. Parasites can be picked up from outdoor areas or wherever animals congregate, which can lead to these symptoms.
Inflammatory conditions can cause chronic diarrhea in pets. Metabolic diseases can also produce vomiting and diarrhea among the symptoms. Obstruction of the bowel can cause these symptoms. Ingesting toxic substances can cause vomiting or diarrhea and needs immediate veterinary care.
When Vomiting and Diarrhea Need Treatment
If your pet refuses to eat, becomes lethargic, has blood in the vomit or stool, or seems to be in physical discomfort, call your vet immediately to find the cause and receive appropriate treatment. Animals, like people, can become dangerously dehydrated by continued bouts of vomiting and diarrhea.
Diagnosing Vomiting and Diarrhea Problems
The vet will carefully evaluate your pet’s overall health to determine if a more serious problem is causing the vomiting or diarrhea. Temperature and other physical signs can provide information on the underlying causes of these symptoms. A sample of the stool may be required to see if parasites in the intestinal tract are causing the problem. In some cases, blood tests, ultrasound, and other tests may be needed to determine the source of the problem.
Treatment of Vomiting and Diarrhea
Your veterinarian will work to find the source of the problem. If necessary, anti-parasitic medications or soothing medications may be prescribed. Antibiotics may be needed for infectious conditions. Problems such as pancreatitis may require extended treatment. In cases of obstruction or a foreign body in the gastrointestinal system, surgery may be needed.
Choose Parkway Animal Hospital for Pet Care in Grand Prairie, TX
Dr. Nelson and our team at Parkway Animal Hospital provide quality care for all of our patients in Grand Prairie and the nearby communities. Call our team today at (972) 263-7277 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.