Health Concerns

Diarrhea or Vomiting

Animals can develop vomiting or diarrhea for many reasons, ranging from eating something that didn’t agree with them to a life-threatening gastrointestinal obstruction. Appropriate testing by a veterinarian is essential to determine the cause of the issue and the best course of treatment.

When to visit VCA Urgent Care

  • Your pet has vomited more than two times in a 24-hour period
  • Your pet is anorexic or lethargic
  • Your pet has had multiple episodes of soft or watery stools
  • You see blood in your pet’s stool

When to seek emergency care

We recommend visiting an emergency hospital if your pet is experiencing any of the following:

  • Your pet appears severely ill
  • Your pet has difficulty standing or walking


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