Vomiting and Diarrhoea

Home care notes

Home care notes in cases of vomiting and diarrhoea

Dogs and cats can vomit / develop diarrhoea for many different reasons. Probably the most common cause is dietary indiscretion
Unless the clinical examination or history reveals a specific cause your vet will begin treatment on a symptomatic level
This involves

Starve your pet for 24 hours, but offer water ad lib

Thereafter feed boiled Chicken and Rice for 2-3 days - 1:3 mixture

Only offer water to drink - no milk products

Anti vomiting / Diarrhoea mixture: If supplied, e.g. Peptosylâ„¢ dose twice daily for 2-3 days

If not wormed in the last 4 weeks do so again. Do this 2-4 hours after initial treatment has commenced

Recheck if they worsen or are just not responding

Further Investigation of vomiting may involve blood samples and x rays

The Diagnostic Challenge of the vomiting patient

Persistent vomiters can offer a diagnostic challenge and often require patience on behalf of the client

Acute vomiter flow sheet

Chronic vomiter flow sheet