Some cases of vomiting and diarrhea are not very severe and even resolve on their own at home, while others require emergency vet care. At Pet Emergency Center in Missoula, MT, we treat vomiting and diarrhea in pets. These conditions are usually a sign of an underlying condition. That’s why your pet must be evaluated further to identify the source of these symptoms. Some of these underlying conditions are life-threatening and need emergency treatment. When you bring your pet to our emergency animal hospital, you can be assured of quality service from the initial evaluation to diagnosis and treatment.
What Causes Vomiting and Diarrhea in Pets
Several reasons may cause your pet to vomit or have diarrhea, including:
- Anxiety and stress
- Toxic ingestion
- Organ failure
- Intestinal obstruction
How to Prevent Vomiting and Diarrhea and 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
If your pet seems stressed and anxious, take them to the vet for treatment.
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 regarding the situation, such as when the symptoms started and what you have been feeding your pet. We can also run tests, including ultrasound, and gather blood samples to determine the cause and develop a suitable treatment method.
Visit Pet Emergency Center in Missoula for Vomiting and Diarrhea Treatment
At Pet Emergency Center in Missoula, MT, we treat these conditions and will work to ensure the life of your pet is not in danger. Call us today at (406) 829-9300 to learn more from our emergency vet.