Pet Nausea and Vomiting

Although pets may have an occasional upset stomach that causes nausea or vomiting, it could also be a sign of a more serious problem. Continued symptoms should prompt you to make an appointment with your veterinarian to determine the underlying cause. At Animal Clinic of Honolulu in Honolulu, HI, we can diagnose and treat the cause of your pet's nausea and vomiting.

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Symptoms of Pet Nausea

Signs of nausea can be subtle in pets. They may drool excessively or refuse to eat their usual food or even treats. Your pet may seem lethargic or uninterested in what's happening around them. Your pet may dry heave but not produce any fluid. Nausea may progress to full vomiting. Your animal may also become dehydrated.

Common Causes of Canine Vomiting

Most commonly, dogs will vomit because of overeating. Sometimes, it results from going through the garbage and eating anything they find. Obstruction in the intestines can cause vomiting and requires immediate veterinary care. Heatstroke can lead to vomiting. The animal should be immediately brought to a cool area and possibly need veterinary attention. Ingesting toxic substances, such as poison or antifreeze, can cause vomiting and requires treatment. A number of diseases can cause vomiting, such as diabetes, kidney disease, or liver disorders. Head trauma can cause vomiting. Even infectious diseases, such as parvovirus, can cause a dog to vomit.

Common Causes of Feline Vomiting

Cats may overeat their food in one sitting, leading to nausea and vomiting. They may consume plants indoors or outdoors that cause an upset stomach. If they consume a toxic substance, they may vomit. Carefully monitor our animal for other symptoms that may require emergency treatment. Cats may vomit due to hairballs from grooming themselves stuck in their digestive tracts. Regular administration of hairball remedies can help to alleviate this problem. If the vomit is red-tinged or black, you should immediately take your cat to the vet, as this can signal a serious condition.

Make Animal Clinic of Honolulu Your Veterinarian in Honolulu, HI

Our veterinarians and staff at Animal Clinic of Honolulu are dedicated to providing quality veterinary care for all their patients in Honolulu and surrounding areas. We offer a broad range of pet health services, including vaccinations, parasite prevention, surgery, dental care, diagnostics, grooming, and boarding. Contact Animal Clinic of Honolulu today at 808-734-0255 for an appointment or to learn more about the causes and treatment of pet nausea and vomiting.


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