Urgent Care

Vomiting

Vomiting

Vetted vets can help diagnose and treat vomiting.  Nausea and vomiting in your pet are very easy to recognize. Many times vomiting is preceded by excessive mouth licking or salivation. Stomach contractions, heaving, and gagging can also commonly occur.


Vomiting is typically caused by gastrointestinal upset. Whether your pet consumes something indigestible, eats too fast, or eats too much, vomiting can occur. Anxiety and motion sickness can also trigger nausea. Sometimes your pet may be having a food allergy or even a reaction to a medication. More serious causes include; toxic food, a stomach ulcer, liver disease, pancreatitis, infectious disease, worm infestation, and even certain cancers.


For minor bouts of acute nausea, your pet can initially be treated symptomatically. A bland diet of homemade plain white rice, well-cooked skinless boneless chicken, and plenty of fluids can at times reset your pet’s gastrointestinal function. It’s important to seek medical attention if your pet has experienced vomiting for more than 24 hours. Our vet will examine your pet and take a detailed medical history to get a picture of what other symptoms your pet might be experiencing besides vomiting. If your pet’s vet deems it necessary, she/he can also draw blood or refer you to an imaging center to determine if certain underlying conditions may be causing the vomiting. If your pet is suffering from unexplained or persistent vomiting, book a veterinary house call with Vetted.