Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pet Emergencies: Vomiting and Diarrhoea

Vomiting and diarrhea are common and often serious problems in our furry friends.
There are many causes of vomiting and diarrhoea, including parasites, viral and bacterial infections, pancreatitis and obstructions from bones or other objects.
Because some of these problems can be fatal if not treated you should take your dog or cat to the vet if they are not eating or drinking or not able to hold down food or water.  Many of these animals will improve when the underlying problem is treated and they are given intravenous fluids to correct dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
If your pet has these symptoms try to get them to the vet during the day, but these problems sometimes do need to be seen after hours.


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