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.
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.