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Tag Archives: diarrhea

Is My Pet’s Upset Stomach a Serious Problem?

November 16, 2015

One of the most common reasons that pets end up in the veterinary hospital or ER is due to vomiting and diarrhea, known medically as gastroenteritis. While trauma and poisonings are common and more dramatic, this sometimes simple, sometimes complex condition accounts for a big percentage of veterinary visits. In some cases, the cause can be serious, or elude diagnostic tests, or require hospitalization or…  

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When the Food Won’t Stay Down: Gastroenteritis in Pets

July 16, 2015

One of the most common reasons that pets end up in the veterinary hospital or ER is due to vomiting and diarrhea, known medically as gastroenteritis. While trauma and poisonings are common and more dramatic, this sometimes simple, sometimes complex condition accounts for a big percentage of vet visits. In some cases, the cause can be serious, or elude diagnostics tests, or require hospitalization or…  

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Giardia: When Your Dog Gets ‘The Runs’

February 20, 2014

“The runs,” Montezuma’s revenge,” “The Hershey Squirts,” or just plain old diarrhea. These are all terms as veterinarians we hear several times weekly in practice. It is also interesting that when we and owners describe the severity of fecal consistency, it typically refers to food. “Like soft-serve ice cream or yogurt, it has a mucousy coating on it like raw egg whites or the jelly…  

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