Patient of the Week – Bro

Patient of the Week – Bro

Patient of the Week – Bro

Bro came to Mountainside for vomiting and excessive salivation. He had radiographs and bloodwork, which showed the most likely cause of his symptoms was gastroenteritis. He kept us company for a day while receiving medications to help his nausea and abdominal pain, and IV fluid therapy to correct his dehydration.

Gastroenteritis is a common non-specific finding in an emergency veterinary clinic in both cats and dogs. It just means inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. This can be caused by many different things including a change in diet, bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Cats will often have vomiting and/or diarrhea and show signs of abdominal pain and a change in energy and decreased appetite.

These symptoms are all fairly general and can be caused by many different things, which a diagnostic workup (radiographs, bloodwork) will help rule out. Gastroenteritis responds well to supportive treatment to correct any dehydration and manage discomfort and nausea.

Patient of the Week – Bro

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