Vomit and Diarrhea
Pets vomit from time to time and sometimes have an occasional bout of diarrhea. These are fairly normal occurrences, but in some cases, vomiting and diarrhea can be more serious. If you’re not sure why your pet is having these symptoms, we can help. Call Glastonbury Animal Hospital at (860) 633-8394 to set up an appointment with a “veterinarian near me” in Marlborough, CT, or Glastonbury, CT. Our vet team at our animal hospital can help you determine if your pet needs to be seen.
Causes of Vomiting and Diarrhea in Pets
Why do pets have these symptoms? Anxiety or stress can cause some pets to have diarrhea or vomit. For other pets, a viral infection might be the cause. Keep in mind that some viruses might be mild, while others can be more severe and require prompt care. More serious cases of vomiting and diarrhea can happen if pets ingest something toxic, such as poison, or if they swallow a foreign object. Organ failure is another life-threatening cause of these symptoms.
Mild cases of a viral illness or episodes of anxiety usually mean that vomiting or diarrhea resolves on its own. However, some pets require care for more serious causes, such as poison, internal blockages, or organ failure. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can take care of your pet if you bring him in for treatment.
When to Get Help for Vomit and Diarrhea in Pets
Knowing what’s causing your pet to have diarrhea or vomiting can be important. Keep in mind that these symptoms can lead to dehydration and other complications in pets, especially senior pets or pets with underlying health conditions.
If you’re not sure why your pet has these symptoms, give our office a call. We’ll ask you some questions to help determine whether or not your pet needs care. Let us know if you notice any other symptoms, such as blood in your pet’s stool. Our veterinary team can evaluate your pet, find the cause of vomiting and diarrhea, and provide treatment as needed. We’ll also follow up to make sure your pet is recovering.
Get Vet Care from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
If your pet is vomiting and has diarrhea, contact us at Glastonbury Animal Hospital at (860) 633-8394. A vet on our veterinary team can determine the cause and recommend treatment as needed. We can also let you know if your pet’s situation requires care, so you can seek treatment right away from a “veterinarian near me.” We serve Marlborough, CT, and Glastonbury, CT.