Pet Vomiting & Upset Stomach
It’s not uncommon for pets to develop an upset stomach with vomiting. These incidents generally indicate indiscriminate eating, but they can sometimes mean a more serious problem. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington, IL, we provide treatment of pet vomiting and upset stomach issues.
Common Causes of Upset Stomach & Vomiting in Pets
Dogs will often consume anything they come across while exploring outdoors or may even take the opportunity to sift through the household garbage to find tasty tidbits. This innate behavior can sometimes lead to stomach upsets, discomfort, vomiting, and diarrhea. Eating too fast can also result in vomiting. Ingesting toxic substances, such as cleaners, solvents or insecticides, can cause vomiting and may require immediate treatment. This is a situation that needs immediate veterinary care. Cats will vomit when they develop a hairball that restricts their normal digestion, and these incidents can usually be managed with hairball treatment. However, frequent vomiting can also be a sign of diabetes or other serious condition that needs investigation by your veterinarian.
Treatments for Pet Upset Stomachs and Vomiting
Your Bloomington vet will carefully examine the animal and ask questions about its recent feeding behavior. Bloodwork, x-rays, ultrasound and fecal testing provide information about the source of the problem. Antibiotics, antiemetic drugs, fluid therapy, and a special diet can help to resolve upset stomachs and vomiting. If the vet suspects a poisonous substance, your pet may be admitted into our animal hospital for treatment.
Make Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian in Bloomington
Dr. Tatro, Dr. Anderson and the team at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing the highest quality of care to their patients in Bloomington, IL, and surrounding areas. We offer examinations, vaccinations, dental care, preventative care, surgery, microchipping and boarding. You can call Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital today at 309-663-1414 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about effective treatments for pet vomiting and upset stomach.