Food intolerance is common in pets, and you may notice vomiting or diarrhea if they have been fed too many treats, or a new diet. In most cases the symptoms are mild, and resolve quickly with dietary modification and medication. A prescription diet is helpful for pets recovering from gastrointestinal upsets, because they are easily digestible, preventing further irritation to sensitive stomach and intestines. These diets should be fed in small frequent meals until symptoms resolve, then owners can gradually change pets back onto their regular diet.
However, some pets have especially sensitive stomachs, even when all
treats have been cut out of their diet. Dogs and cats can suffer from food allergies and inflammatory bowel disease, in which case prescription diets may need to be fed
In serious cases, ingestion of poisons, cancers, intestinal blockage from eating objects such as bones or plastic toys, diseases of other organs such as the liver, kidneys, and pancreas can also lead to vomiting and diarrhea. Therefore if your
pet suffers from vomiting or diarrhea, you should contact your vet for early
diagnosis and treatment. Puppies, kittens, and old pets in particular are prone to serious illnesses and you should seek immediate veterinary attention for your pet .
For more information on gastrointestinal diseases, contact us at 2895 6811.
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