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Gastroenteritis is a disease where the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines) becomes inflamed.
Many cases of vomiting and diarrhea resolve quickly and easily. If the signs continue for more than one day, or if there is blood in the diarrhea or vomit, bring your cat to your veterinarian. Some tests performed may include:
The goals of treatment are to renew lost fluid and to give the gastrointestinal tract a rest. Your veterinarian will do a few things:
To prevent gastroenteritis, you should:
Most cats with gastroenteritis will recover quickly with rehydration.
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