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We know you never want to see your animal companion in pain or discomfort. That's why our veterinarian team at Oakland Park Animal Hospital provides fast and effective treatment for gastrointestinal distress in cats and dogs. To learn more about pet GI problems, keep reading.
Like humans, pets may fall ill from time to time and suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Additional symptoms that may suggest a more serious problem include lethargy, apparent depression, and bloody stool. Any one of several factors may cause GI upset in your dog or cat, including:
Gastroenteritis is a common GI disease that causes irritation to the stomach, stomach lining, and intestines of your cat or dog. It can be caused by any of the above factors, and may present with other common diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic disorders, and viral or bacterial infections.
If your pet is suffering from a gastrointestinal problem, the treatment will really depend on what's causing the issues in the first place. When you bring your animal in to see us, we'll perform a thorough physical exam and conduct a variety of tests to help us identify the underlying cause. Depending on the severity of your animal's conditions, our GI testing may include:
Based on the results of our diagnostic testing and the severity of your pet's condition, we'll initiate the right treatment as soon as possible. Treatment may include induced vomiting, IV fluids, and medications. We may instruct you on how to care for your animal at home, or in severe cases we may ask that you hospitalize your pet until the symptoms are under control.
Is your dog or cat demonstrating signs and symptoms of a gastrointestinal problem? Call our veterinarian team anytime at Oakland Park Animal Hospital and get the help that your sweet pet needs! Our number is (954) 731-4228. We also encourage you to ask our friendly staff about our other veterinary services and specials.
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