Watching your pet suffer from diarrhea and vomiting is truly heartbreaking. Whether it’s from illness or something bad that was ingested, gastrointestinal issues can wreak havoc on your pets. The Pet Care Clinic of Doral offers emergency services when these types of things come up so that we can get your pet back to feeling their absolute best.
What to Do
- Put all food and water out of reach from your pet.
- Check for signs of dehydration: red or sunken eyes, thick mucus, and loose skin.
- If the issues continue after food and water were removed, contact us immediately. If it’s after hours, be sure to find an emergency veterinarian that can assist you.
- If no vomiting occurs for 6 to 8 hours, begin to frequently give small amounts of clear liquids (water, Gatorade, Pedialyte, or other electrolyte solution). On average, give 1 teaspoon per pound of body weight every 2 or 3 hours throughout the day and night. If your pet does not vomit the fluid, the following day, offer small frequent meals of boiled chicken and rice.
- Keep the sick pet away from any other pets in your home.
What NOT to Do
- Do not administer any medicine to your pet without talking to a veterinarian first.
- Do not allow the pet to eat or drink anything until there has been no vomiting for 6 to 8 hours.
If your pet is suffering from these issues or you have any questions at all, please contact us immediately. We’re here to help.