We all know that dogs are kind of similar to children in that everything tends to go in their mouth! Even when watching them closely, sometimes we miss them eating something they shouldn’t. Unfortunately, when the pet’s body is trying to expel that something, it results in diarrhea and vomiting. However, these are functions of a healthy dog or animal, but sometimes these functions become symptoms of a much larger problem!
Sometimes, what they’ve swallowed, they can’t get back out! Most times your dog can effectively pass or vomit up the offending item, but this does not extend to everything! If your dog has eaten a toy, something sharp or you have no idea what they’ve ingested, they are in danger of causing further damage to their system and surgery would be required to remove the item. If what they’ve eaten is poisonous, like different plants or household cleaners, only a trip to the vet can potentially save their lives!
Your pet may also have other serious conditions. Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting are caused by underlying conditions like pancreatitis, stomach bloating and abnormal parasites. A veterinarian can effectively diagnose these symptoms and help your pet get back on the right track. You shouldn’t rule out that the reason for vomiting and diarrhea is your pet’s diet. Certain foods can cause inflammation or gas to build up in the pet’s system.
So, you see! Even if it seems like your pet probably just picked up something off the floor, it could go south very quickly! It’s so important to make an appointment with a veterinarian to check out any and all vomiting and diarrhea with your pets!