Vomit and Diarrhea

Vomiting and Diarrhea Can Quickly Turn Into a Veterinary Emergency

Pet vomit and diarrhea is part of having them in your family. Whether it is a cat who got a bit nauseous, or a dog who did not respond well to a new food and it shows in his stool. Sometimes these gross, but typical, symptoms can turn dangerous. If your pet's vomiting and/or diarrhea does not clear up within a few hours it is vital you take steps to get them urgent care at Oakland Park Animal Hospital. We serve pets in and around Oakland Park, and we want you know what to do if your pet is dealing with vomit and diarrhea. 

Vomiting and Diarrhea Can Quickly Turn Into a Veterinary Emergency

Steps to Take if Your Pet is Sick

First assess the situation. Dogs and cats can get diarrhea or vomit for many reasons and that alone is not an emergency. Is your pet otherwise okay? How long has it been going on? If your pet gets sick once and not again, then don't worry, just mention it at a future vet appointment. 

If they are continuously sick, then take a step to stop the loss of fluids by feeding them something very bland like boiled chicken breast with no fat, and a little of the broth and water. If they don’t keep that down, give us a call for further care instructions and possibly an appointment for your pet. 

If your measures to get them hydrated do not work, and they are still losing fluids, call for an urgent care appointment. Your pet may need IV fluids to rehydrate. We will first take measures to halt the cycle of sickness and rehydrate your pet, and then we will run diagnostic tests to find out what caused severe symptoms to begin with. 

Dehydration can be deadly to an animal as small as a cat or dog, so if your pet has been losing fluids do not delay their care. If your pet has occasional bouts of vomit and diarrhea, then we can figure out why and help your pet recover from whatever is causing these symptoms.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Pet’s Next Appointment or Come in for Urgent Care

If your pet needs a routine appointment call today. Our veterinarians at Oakland Park Animal Hospital can give your furry friends the help they need. Contact us at (954) 731-4228. 

New patients receive $25 OFF First Exam.

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Oakland Animal Hospital New Patient Special001.png

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Animal Health Products in Oakland Park FL

Location

  • "Dr. Ratnoff has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years."
    John / Oakland Park, FL

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Lost Pets

    Has your pet wriggled their way through the fence or dashed out the front door? When searching for your lost pet, make sure you include these steps in your hunt. ...

    Read More
  • Should You Leave Your Cat Alone for a Long Weekend?

    So you have a trip planned for the weekend, but what should you do with your cat? Learn how to best care for your cat while you're away. ...

    Read More
  • Flea and Tick Season

    Want to protect your pet from fleas and ticks? These tips can help. ...

    Read More
  • Summer Grooming Tips

    Want to keep your pet cool and comfortable this summer? A few changes to your normal grooming routine can help. ...

    Read More
  • What to Do If Your Pet is Stung

    Don't get us wrong, we love the bees! But we don't love when our pets get stung. Follow our tips to treat and prevent bee stings on your furry best friend. ...

    Read More
  • Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

    Do you dread hitting the road with your pet? These tips may make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable for you both. ...

    Read More
  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup