Vomit and Diarrhea Treatment at Trinity Pet Hospital
Knowing how to properly care for your pets when they are sick is essential to their long-term health and well-being. If you own a pet that’s suffering from excessive vomiting and diarrhea, our team at Trinity Pet Hospital is here to help. At our Laguna Hills office, we offer a host of solutions that can help your pet deal with vomiting and diarrhea. Our veterinarian, Dr. Kerolos, and the Trinity team believe in providing a pleasant, inviting atmosphere for both pets and owners. We offer a mix of professional experience and state-of-the-art equipment for effective wellness care and treatment of a wide variety of health problems.
What Causes Vomiting and Diarrhea?
Like human beings, vomiting is usually a sure sign of a pet’s body rejecting what it has ingested. The vomiting might be caused by several factors, including a sudden diet change, intolerance towards certain foods, and any viral or bacterial infections. Vomiting could also be a symptom of poisoning, which may need very urgent medical attention, mainly because the pet’s life could be in danger. Other causes could be inflammations, constipation, and kidney failure.
Just like vomiting, diarrhea is usually a sign of an issue in the gastrointestinal tract. However, it could also be because of various reasons, including eating contaminated food, changing diet, stress, and environmental changes. It could also be a symptom of an allergy, a bacterial or a viral infection, or organ failure. Whatever the case may be, both vomiting and diarrhea should be viewed as something that needs medical attention regardless of the cause.
Prevention and Treatment of Vomiting and Diarrhea in Pets
Because pets cannot choose between what is good and bad for food, that responsibility lies on the pet owner. The preventable causes of vomiting and diarrhea can be controlled by simply controlling what the pet eats. When the pet develops vomiting, it is advisable to withhold solid food for about half a day or a full day until the vomiting stops. During this period, the pet can still take water in controlled amounts.
For diarrhea, the solution is similar except that instead of completely removing food and drink, switch to a bland diet. This is also done for between 12 and 24 hours until the stool returns to normal. In addition to this, you need to take your pet for regular checkups. These checkups can identify other health issues causing vomiting and diarrhea, like organ failure and underlying conditions.
Contact Us for Quality Pet Care from Our Veterinarian in Laguna Hills, CA
At Trinity Hospital in Laguna Hills, we offer veterinary services, including treatment for vomit and diarrhea. In addition, we provide diagnostics and are equipped to identify and treat any underlying conditions that may cause vomiting or diarrhea. We also offer medication to help deal with the pain and discomfort resulting from these conditions. If you are looking for diagnosis and treatment for your pet, call us at (949) 220-0995 to book your appointment.