Dog Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal Problems in Dogs and Treatment in Naples

Gastrointestinal problems can be an issue for just about every dog. 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 at All Animals Clinic Naples Florida should be sought immediately 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 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. 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.. Taking your dog for vigorous exercise immediately after a large meal may cause a gastrointestinal condition called bloat. This condition is life threatening and should be treated immediately. Sometimes gastrointestinal conditions can be associated with intestinal parasites. Side effects to medications can also cause vomiting and diarrhea. Because of the varied causes of gastrointestinal symptoms veterinary care at All Animals Clinic Naples Florida 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 All Animals Clinic Naples Florida immediately.

Detection

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

Treatment

Treatment for gastrointestinal disease at All Animals Clinic Naples Florida would be determined by symptoms, and test results. Treatment could include antibiotics, pain medications or procedures that would be surgical if needed.

More Information

The veterinarians and staff at All Animals Clinic Naples Florida would be happy to discuss any of your concerns or questions.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

Sundays emergencies only.