Cat Gastrointestinal Problems and Treatment Options in Naples
Gastrointestinal problems can be an issue for just about every
cat. Sudden changes in diet can cause gastrointestinal symptoms. Pica or eating
non-food items can also cause symptoms ranging from vomiting to diarrhea, if
such an object forms an obstruction surgery may be required. Aging pets may
gradually or suddenly have difficultly digesting their previous diet and may
need a blander easy to digest gastrointestinal diet. From whatever cause,
vomiting and diarrhea can rapidly lead to dehydration. Veterinary care should be
sought immediately if your pet is suffering from any gastrointestinal symptoms.
Gastrointestinal problems can arise from dietary issues as well as
viruses and bacteria. Other underlying conditions related to organ function can
also cause vomiting and diarrhea. Advising the doctor of any recent changes in
behavior, lifestyle or environment can help guide the doctor to choosing the
appropriate diagnostics and treatment for your pet's gastrointestinal symptoms.
Household plants and cleaning products should always be kept out of reach of
your pets. Poisoning or ingesting a toxic substance may cause gastrointestinal
symptoms initially, and may lead to death. Some pets may eat very quickly, to
avoid gastrointestinal problems give your pet several smaller meals rather than
on large one. Sometimes gastrointestinal conditions can be associated with
intestinal parasites. Side effects to medications can also cause vomiting and
diarrhea. Inflammatory issues as well as allergic reactions can also cause
gastrointestinal symptoms. Because of the varied causes of gastrointestinal
symptoms veterinary care should always be provided, and a full history of your
pet's activities given, for a most accurate diagnosis.
Gastrointestinal problems can show up as vomit and or diarrhea. If
vomit and diarrhea continue this could become life threatening. If your pets are
experiencing any of these call All Animals Clinic immediately.
All Animals Clinic has the ability to detect and diagnose various causes of
gastrointestinal problems by using lab tests, radiographs and ultrasound.
Treatment for gastrointestinal disease would be determined by
symptoms, and test results. Treatment could include antibiotics, pain
medications or procedures that would be surgical if needed.