Vomiting and Diarrhea
Vomiting and diarrhea are two of the most common problems seen in dogs and cats. The big question is what should you do? The important thing to
remember is what may seem like a very minor problem, may actually be a very serious problem. At Sutton Road Animal Hospital in Streamwood, Illinois,
our veterinarians can help you treat a minor problem before it gets to be a major problem, or determine if the problem is more serious and needs
additional care and diagnostics. It's always a good idea to call and set up an appointment for an examination.
Common Causes of Vomiting and Diarrhea
As a pet owner, you know that dogs and cats can eat things that are not really good for them. Human food, dirt, organic matter, garbage, clothing or toys can all cause digestive problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. You name it, they can eat it!
Parasites are another major cause for vomiting and diarrhea. That is why it is very important to have a fresh fecal sample examined. And fortunately, there are parasite preventatives that can help give your pet year round protection!
Treatment At Home
Many times recommendations can be given for treatment at home for your pet's vomiting or diarrhea. This should only be done after consultation with our veterinarians. This will usually involve homemade bland diets, and modifications in water intake.
If your pet is lethargic, tries to vomit but can't, has blood in the vomit or stool, acts painful, or is very young or old, it is essential to have an examination of your pet and a stool sample for parasites tested.
IF YOUR PET IS VOMITING OR HAS DIARRHEA OR BOTH, PLEASE CALL SUTTON ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL IN STREAMWOOD, IL.
At Sutton Road Animal Hospital, our veterinarians are here to help. Call (847) 742-8298 for an appointment. We look forward to helping you keep your pets healthy.