All Care Animal Clinic Offers Treatment of Vomiting & Diarrhea
All animals vomit or have diarrhea at some time in their lives. Generally, it’s not a serious problem and passes on its own, but sometimes, these symptoms can indicate a more serious problem that requires veterinary care. At All Care Animal Clinic in West Palm Beach, FL, we offer diagnosis and effective treatment for vomiting and diarrhea problems in pets.
Causes of Vomiting in Pets
Eating something that disagrees with them is a common cause of vomiting. Parasites or infectious diseases can cause vomiting. Ingestion of poisonous substances will also cause profuse vomiting. Diabetes, liver disorder, kidney problems, and cancer can also have vomiting as a symptom. Cats may engage in vomiting up hairballs, from vigorous grooming. However, frequent vomiting could also be a sign of serious disease, which is why you should have your pet checked by the vet for any problem with frequent vomiting.
Causes of Diarrhea in Pets
Dietary indiscretions are the chief cause of diarrhea in dogs. They will often eat garbage or anything found outdoors, which can cause intestinal upsets and diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel conditions, obstruction, and poisoning can also cause severe diarrhea. Internal organ disorders and even stress can lead to chronic diarrhea in pets.
Diagnosing Vomiting and Diarrhea
Your vet will ask you about your pet’s eating habits, general health, and recent behavior. The animal’s temperature will be taken and general condition will be noted. A fecal test may be done to detect parasites or blood in the stool. Other diagnostic tests may be done if the vet suspects an obstruction or metabolic condition is causing the problem.
Treatment of Vomiting and Diarrhea
Your vet in West Palm Beach may advise you to withhold food for a 24-hour period to allow your pet’s digestive system to rest and recover. Water should be available at all times to prevent dehydration. Medications may be prescribed to treat the underlying problem. The vet may also ask you to bring in your pet for a follow-up visit to see how he or she is progressing.
Make All Care Animal Clinic Your Veterinarian in West Palm Beach
Dr. Oberto and the staff at All Care Animal Clinic know how important your pet is to you and your family. That’s why we provide the highest quality care for all our patients in West Palm Beach, FL and nearby communities. We offer a full range of veterinary services, including vaccinations, wellness care, dental care, diagnostics, surgery, and emergency care. Call All Care Animal Clinic today at (561) 688-1154 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about our effective treatments for vomiting and diarrhea symptoms.