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Vomit and Diarrhea in Pets

Pets experiencing vomiting or diarrhea can be signs of underlying conditions that can be minor or severe. Our team at Belleview West Animal Hospital in Littleton is here to help if your pet is suffering from diarrhea or vomiting. We will test them to identify the cause and then offer the best treatment for them. Our goal is to provide the superior health care your pet needs.


Causes of Vomiting and Diarrhea

Vomiting and diarrhea can be caused by parasites, viruses, diet changes, or ingesting toxic substances. Other severe causes of vomit and diarrhea include:

Organ Failure

If your pet has had liver or kidney diseases previously, they can suffer from organ failure. Vomit or diarrhea may be a sign of this problem.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammation of the intestines or the stomach of a pet causes diarrhea that contains blood and mucus.


Just like humans, pets can develop diarrhea and vomiting when they are stressed or anxious.

When to See A Veterinarian

Mostly, diarrhea and vomiting will go away after two days without the need for medication. The conditions can be treated by giving your pet a bland diet and plenty of water to keep them hydrated. However, if their conditions exceed past two days, we advise taking your pet to our clinic for a checkup.

Additionally, if your pet is experiencing any of these conditions, you should immediately take them to our veterinarian.

  • Energy loss, inability to stand or walk
  • Blood in the stool or vomit
  • The abdomen appears bloated
  • They seem to be in pain

Vomit and Diarrhea Treatment

When you take your pet to our vet, we start by utilizing tests to determine the condition's cause. We might conduct a blood test, ultra-scan, or an x-ray. We might also take samples of the stool to test for an infection. After the diagnosis, we will offer treatment depending on the cause of the illness. Most of the conditions that cause diarrhea or vomiting are treatable if caught early on.

Prevention of Vomiting and Diarrhea in Pets

There are some things you can do to prevent your pet from vomiting or experiencing diarrhea, including:

  • Giving your pet the right kind of food for them
  • Avoiding stressful events for your pets
  • Keeping away toxic substances

Contact Us for Pet Vomit or Diarrhea Treatment at Belleview West Animal Hospital in Littleton

While not every case of vomit or diarrhea needs to be addressed by our vet, it's crucial to observe your pet to see if they develop severe symptoms. At Belleview West Animal Hospital in Littleton, we offer comprehensive treatments and services for your pet. Our veterinarian is highly experienced and will attend to your pet in a friendly and compassionate manner. Contact us today at (303) 979-1090 to book an appointment.