Vomiting and diarrhea are certainly no fun, not for you, and not for your pets either. Stomach problems are a fact of life, and at some point, your pets are probably going to suffer diarrhea, vomiting, or both. If so, you may want to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Contact Pine Castle Animal Clinic in Orlando for all of your veterinary care needs.
Pet Diarrhea, Vomiting, and Stomach Problems
Pets eat a lot of food. Some pets eat things they shouldn’t, including certain human foods. Unfortunately, this can quickly lead to upset stomachs, which in turn can result in vomiting or diarrhea. Most cats cough up hairballs regularly. If you have ever seen a cat in action, the process looks a lot like vomiting, except it is not caused by a sickness. It is just something that most cats have to do.
If your pet ate human food or something else that is not dangerous or poisonous, but should also not be in your pet’s diet, diarrhea and vomiting are normal and not necessarily something to worry about. However, if you notice blood in the vomit or stool, you should get in touch with our animal hospital right away.
You should also schedule an appointment with a veterinarian if the vomiting or diarrhea continues for more than a few days or is frequently recurring. A change of diet may be needed, or something serious might be wrong with your pet. Our veterinarians will identify the cause of the problem and provide a solution.
Poisons and Other Dangers
Generally speaking, the occasional bout of vomiting or diarrhea is normal and nothing to worry about. However, there is a major exception. If your dog or cat swallows something poisonous or dangerous (say, a piece of metal) it may start vomiting or suffer from diarrhea.
If you believe that your pet has swallowed something dangerous, you need to contact a veterinarian immediately since emergency pet care will likely be needed. Minutes count, so don’t delay. Our animal hospital will provide emergency pet care that may ultimately save your pet’s life.
Pet Care at Our Animal Hospital in Orlando, FL
Taking care of pets is a lot of work. You have to watch out for their diet and keep them away from dangerous poisons and substances, among other things. It is smart to schedule regular appointments with a veterinarian to monitor your pet’s health. If you believe something is wrong or that your pet has swallowed something dangerous, call our team at Pine Castle Animal Clinic right away at (407) 855-5010 to speak with one of our veterinarians.