Vomit and Diarrhea

Certain instances of vomiting and diarrhea in your pet are normal, however, when they persist, it’s important to seek veterinary care. At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital in Laurel, NY, we provide various treatments to relieve any discomfort your pet is experiencing and improve its overall health. Before visiting us, learn about some causes and signs of these symptoms and why prompt care is important below:


Causes of Vomit and Diarrhea

There are a variety of factors that can lead to vomit and diarrhea in your pets. Some of these causes include the following:

•             Ingestion of toxic substances

•             Infections from bacteria, viruses, or parasites

•             Allergies to food or intolerances

•             Intestinal obstruction or inflammatory bowel disease

•             Kidney or liver disease

Recognizing the Signs

Vomiting and diarrhea may be due to allergies, dehydration, or an underlying health condition. It’s important to stay calm and take note of the frequency of the vomiting and diarrhea. Here are some signs that indicate it’s time to seek professional help:

•             Persistent diarrhea and vomiting

•             Traces of blood in vomit and stool

•             Lethargy, seizes, or loss of appetite

•             Pain and discomfort in the abdomen

•             Constipation or dehydration

When to Seek Veterinary Care

If your cat or dog is experiencing vomiting and diarrhea, and you notice other accompanying symptoms, it’s time to take the next step and visit our veterinarians. We will thoroughly evaluate your pet, which may include bloodwork and a fecal analysis, to learn more about his or her condition. Then, we can recommend treatments, such as intravenous fluids and medications, to help your furry companion feel better.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital in Laurel, NY, we treat your pets like the valued family they are. Whether your furry companion is dealing with vomiting or diarrhea, we are happy to help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact our office at (631) 298-1177 today. You can also browse our website to find out about our services or stop by in person. When you’re seeking a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!

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