AlphaPets Chichester Vets Advise On When Vomiting In Dogs Is Serious
AlphaPet Chichester Vets (chichestervets.alphapet.co.uk) provides emergency and routine treatment to small domestic animals in a professional and caring environment.
AlphaPet Chichester Vets (chichestervets.alphapet.co.uk) provides emergency and routine treatment to small domestic animals in a professional and caring environment. Veterinary services are available to dogs, cats, rabbits, reptiles, birds and more, and the surgery is always willing to offer advice to the pet owners of the district.
One matter AlphaPet Chichester Vets are often consulted on is when vomiting in dogs is serious. No-one wants their animal to suffer unnecessarily, but equally, a trip to the vets’ surgery can be distressing for some dogs. Their worried owners are left in a position where they have to make the difficult decision as to whether their animal’s condition is an emergency or not. AlphaPet Chichester will always offer consultations over the phone during normal opening hours to assist pet owners, and if in doubt, would always advise seeking veterinary treatment to be on the safe side. But here are a few indicators that a trip to the vet should be a priority.
If your dog has been vomiting repeatedly and for a prolonged period, they are in danger of becoming dehydrated and professional advice should be sought. This is especially important in the case of puppies, sick and older dogs that don’t have the same resilience as their more vital counterparts. If accompanied by severe diarrhoea and/ or less frequent urination than usual, it’s even more likely that your pet has become dehydrated and may need urgent treatment to address this. Any signs of unusual lethargy or unhappiness are an indicator that the dog may be seriously unwell.
If your dog is projectile vomiting, it’s possible he’s eaten something he shouldn’t, which is causing an obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract. Another danger sign is vivid green vomit. Many poisons used to eradicate mice and rats have dye added, making them bright green in colour – if consumed by the dog, these substances can prove fatal. If the vomit appears to contain blood or partially digested blood (which looks like dark brown granules), this may indicate an internal bleed which needs immediate investigation.
Finally, if your pet is straining as if to vomit, but nothing is emerging; or has abdominal discomfort or swelling, then again, medical advice should be sought immediately.
Many of these conditions, if caught in time, can be treated successfully. So if you are at all worried about your dog, seek urgent advice from vets such as AlphaPet Chichester Vets. The phone number and details of their services are on the website at chichestervets.alphapet.co.uk.
About AlphaPet Chichester Vets
AlphaPet Chichester Vets is based in West Sussex, England and is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accredited practice. The clinic is pleased to offer a 24 hour Emergency Service, based in the surgery itself, for owners’ peace of mind; as well as offering appointments for routine animal health and welfare checks. AlphaPet Chichester can be reached by phone on 01243 528899; or by email via email@example.com. For more information, visit their website at chichestervets.alphapet.co.uk.
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May 02, 2017