Vomiting and Diarrhea
Some cases of vomiting and diarrhea are not very severe and resolve on their own, while others require emergency vet care. Some underlying conditions are life-threatening and need emergency treatment.
Some causes of pet vomiting and diarrhea:
- Anxiety and stress
- Toxic ingestion
- Intestinal obstruction
- Organ failure
How to prevent vomiting and diarrhea with pets
It is possible to prevent vomiting and diarrhea in pets. Here are some of the things you can do:
- Introduce diet changes gradually to give the intestinal bacteria time to adjust
- Have your dog vaccinated against viruses, such as parvovirus
- Make sure your pet is dewormed
What to do when a pet is vomiting or has diarrhea
If your pet has started showing symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea, withhold food so their stomach has a chance to calm down. Make sure they drink water to avoid dehydration. If the case is not very severe, you can monitor them at home for 24 hours. However, if other symptoms like blood in their stool accompany the vomiting and diarrhea, seek emergency vet care immediately. Similarly, if the vomiting or diarrhea persists for longer than 24 hours, don’t hesitate to take them to our veterinarian.
Our emergency vet will perform an examination and ask you questions, such as when the symptoms started and what you have been feeding your pet. We can also run tests, gather blood samples to determine the cause, and develop a treatment plan.
Call us today at (406) 829-9300 to learn more.