Vomit and Diarrhea


When a dog or cat seems to have a vomit and diarrhea problem, finding them appropriate treatment is necessary so that the dog or cat do not become dehydrated. Contact Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Waterloo Region in Cambridge to meet with our veterinarians if your pet is having this type of difficulty. Here is some information about vomiting and diarrhea to read over so you can learn how to find relief for your pet in this type of situation.

When a dog or cat seems to have a vomit and diarrhea problem, finding them appropriate treatment is necessary so that the dog or cat do not become dehydrated.

When Is Vomit and Diarrhea a Problem

Every pet will become ill at some point in their lives, leading to symptoms like vomit and diarrhea. While this is certainly normal in most circumstances, it is best to monitor your pet's behavior to ensure vomiting or diarrhea is not excessive. If your pet had eaten something that had disagreed with it, it is likely to vomit or have bouts of diarrhea a few times to get the food out of the body. If vomiting or diarrhea does not subside after a 24 hours or if your pet appears to be in pain during the process, contact our veterinarians for an evaluation.

How to Relieve Your Pet's Discomfort 

Vomiting and having diarrhea are two actions that cause distress to pets. Since each of these situations causes discomfort, it is important to provide your pet with a few remedies to help ease them through the process of getting better. It is best to contact our veterinarians if you are worried about your cat or dog's condition. Our Cambridge veterinarians will make recommendations on how to treat your pet at home and whether they believe your pet needs to come into the clinic for an examination.

Avoid feeding your pet anything for a few hours after vomiting or diarrhea bouts are noticed. When you do feed your pet and your pet seems to be okay, give him or her a bland diet and observe your pet’s actions to see if he or she is able to tolerate the food. Make sure your pet has plenty of water available if your pet has diarrhea. Limit the water intake and replace it with water ice cubes if your pet is vomiting. This is to help the stomach from stretching and having your pet drink large amounts of water at the same time. 

What Our Veterinarians Can Do To Help

If your pet is unable to keep food or liquids in the body, your pet could become dehydrated. This is a serious condition that requires intervention by our veterinarians. In some cases, a pet would need to be given liquids intravenously. Our veterinarians may be able to determine the reason for your pet's discomfort and provide treatment to stop vomiting and diarrhea completely.

Give Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Waterloo Region in Cambridge a call if your pet is suffering from vomiting or diarrhea. Call our veterinary clinic at (519) 650-1617 to find out more about the services we provide or to make an appointment with our veterinarians.


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