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Posted on 06-07-2017
At Urgent Pet Care Omaha, we understand how scary it can be when your pet is displaying symptoms of a medical problem, such as vomiting and/or diarrhea. If you have noticed your cat or dog vomiting, of course you want to do everything you can to help them feel better. Persistent dog or cat vomiting and/or diarrhea should be considered a medical emergency, meaning you should seek treatment at either of our two emergency locations as soon as possible.
There are many potential reasons for pet vomiting and diarrhea. In many cases, we find that this happens in pets who have ingested something toxic or something they otherwise should not have eaten. This can include anything from chemicals (such as antifreeze) to socks and other foreign objects. Vomiting is the body's way of attempting to rid toxins.
Another possible cause could be a virus or parasite that is causing your pet gastrointestinal discomfort. If this is the case, you will likely see the parasite in your pet's stool, but not always. Unfortunately, another common problem that can lead to vomiting and diarrhea in pets is that of organ problems; kidney failure and certain types of cancers, for example, can cause these symptoms.
No matter what your pet's cause of having these unpleasant symptoms, there are some tips from our emergency veterinarian in Omaha, NE worth following. For starters, if possible collect a sample of your pet's stool or vomit. This is especially important if there is blood in the stool, mucus, or other abnormalities. We also recommend keeping track of your pet's fluid and food intake, as well as his or her overall mood and activity.
If you're worried about cat vomiting or dog vomiting, please don't hesitate to call your emergency veterinarian in Omaha. We have two convenient locations that are open late each night (even on weekends), and we would be happy to help.
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