Pet Education

Browse our veterinary-reviewed Dog and Cat Illness Guide to learn more about pet health. Always talk to your veterinarian if you have a concern about your pet's symptoms or health.
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Canine Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is a disease where the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines) becomes inflamed.

CAUSES:

SIGNS:

DIAGNOSIS:

Many cases of vomiting and diarrhea resolve quickly and easily. If thesigns continue for more than one day, or if there is blood in the diarrhea or vomit, bring your dog to your veterinarian. Some tests performed may include:

TREATMENT:

The goals of treatment are to renew lost fluid and to give the gastrointestinal tract a rest. Your veterinarian will do a few things:

PREVENTION:

To prevent gastroenteritis, youshould:

PROGNOSIS:

Most dogs with gastroenteritis will recover quickly with rehydration.

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