Vomit and Diarrhea
Some of the most common yet scary issues in terms of your pet’s health are vomit and diarrhea. Although these issues can vary in terms of intensity and duration, dealing with a pet that is suddenly sick with either of these ailments can be frightening. Nevertheless, no matter how severely ill your pet may be, a qualified veterinarian can provide at least some level of relief for your pet. If you live in Tampa, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Miami, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, or the surrounding area, choose MVS Pet Care when your furry friend is ill.
Before we delve into the potential treatments for diarrhea and vomiting, let's first take a look at some of the common causes.
- Dietary Allergies
- Infectious Diseases
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
- Metabolic Diseases
- Liver Failure
- Eating Spoiled Food/Inappropriate Foods
- Bacterial Infections
- Viral Diseases
- Intestinal Parasites
Given that diarrhea and vomiting can be caused by a wide array of things, you do not need to have your pet checked by a veterinarian if you feel it was an isolated incident or have found the cause to be minor. For instance, if you believe your dog ate something he or she shouldn't have (i.e. chocolate), which has caused your pet to suffer from vomiting or diarrhea for a short time, you should simply make sure they do not have access to this food and provide plenty of fluids and healthy food moving forward. To determine the underlying cause, the vet will need to perform some diagnostic testing. If you cannot determine the issue or the matter seems to be too severe to treat at home, here are some potential treatment options to consider:
- Home Remedies: Much like humans, if it is determined that your pet is suffering from a mild issue, the veterinarian may send you home with some simple treatment instructions. For instance, they may tell you to give your pet more fluids or homemade foods, such as boiled potatoes, well-cooked rice, skinless chicken, and others.
- Other Treatments: In extreme cases, the vet may administer fluid therapy, antibiotics, and may request a total change in diet, antiemetics, or other treatments.
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If you live in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Miami, Tampa, or the surrounding area, and you have a pet that needs treatment for vomiting and/or diarrhea, your friends at MVS Pet Care are here to help. Call our veterinarians today at (833) 352-8387 to discuss the best ways to treat your pet immediately.