Cat Gastrointestinal

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Cat Gastrointestinal Problems and Treatment Options in Naples Florida

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  at all Animals Clinic Naples Florida if your pet is suffering from any gastrointestinal symptoms.

Cause

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 veterinarian at All Animals Clinic Naples Florida 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.

Symptoms

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 the veterinarian at All Animals Clinic Naples Florida immediately.

Detection

All Animals Clinic Naples Florida has the ability to detect and diagnose various causes of gastrointestinal problems by using lab tests, radiographs and ultrasound.

Treatment

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. The veterinarian at All Animals Veterinary Hospital Naples Florida can discuss options and treatments with you that is best for your pet.

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Monday8:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm
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Sundays emergencies only.