Gastrointestinal emergencies

Common info

Gastrointestinal emergencies it pets can be caused by many factors, In the case of emergency, the owner should know the basic information first such as What are the symptoms? How long has it been? for further diagnosis. In all cases of emergency, the owner should consult a veterinarian to report initial symptoms of the pet In order to receive the treatment in time.

Many symptoms that cause problems in the abdomen of animals such as vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. These conditions may occur in the gastrointestinal tract caused by the inflammatory gastrointestinal tract due to virus infection or bacterial infection or other causes such as exposure to toxins or pancreatitis.

Flatulence is another condition that affects the digestive system in pets. This condition is considered an emergency that must be treated immediately. This flatulence can occur when the dog runs after eating too much or become stressful. This condition will cause the stomach to twist up which may lead to other conditions such as shock, vomiting, unusual heartbeat rhythm, abdominal pain. In addition, obstructions in the gastrointestinal tract may cause problems in the animal stomach. It also can occur if the pet swallows foreign objects which may cause obstruction in the intestines, so it is considered as an emergency because it may be life-threatening if not treated properly.

Wounds in the gastrointestinal tract Are another condition that can cause stomach problems in pets. These symptoms were not apparent at first, although some pets may have vomit, stomach discomfort, and decreased appetite. The occurrence of wounds may have many causes, including the use of certain drugs, cancer Or stomach inflammation.

Various problems related to the gastrointestinal system can be managed with veterinary care, If the animal has symptoms that indicate problems related to the digestive system, such as vomiting, diarrhea, they should be taken to a veterinarian immediately


The most common signs when there are disorders of the digestive system Are liquid stool or diarrhea. If your dog has digestive problems, you may notice some or all of the following symptoms.

  • Vomit
  • Regurgitation
  • Stomach with wind / with gas
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea / Constipation
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