Whether it’s from illness or something that was ingested, seeing your pet suffer from diarrhea and vomiting can be truly heartbreaking. If you find yourself in the situation after hours, we have some things you should and should not do to help your pet.
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 you find yourself in this situation, please be sure to contact our team immediately. We’re here for you and your pets when you need us most.