Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital
16915 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Granada Hills Ca 91344

Vomit and Diarrhea

 Just like humans, can experience gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms may indicate various underlying conditions, ranging from minor digestive upset to serious illnesses. At Mission Veterinary Clinic in Granada Hills, CA, we provide various treatments to relieve any discomfort your cat or dog is experiencing and improve its overall health.


Recognizing the Signs

Vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms that pet owners may observe. Vomiting refers to the forceful expulsion of stomach contents through the mouth, while diarrhea involves loose or watery stools. They can occur independently or concurrently and may be accompanied by other signs, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or abdominal pain.

Possible Causes

Several factors can contribute to vomiting and diarrhea in pets, such as the following:

•             Dietary indiscretion

•             Ingestion of toxic substances

•             Food allergies or intolerances

•             Inflammatory bowel disease

•             Infections

•             Pancreatitis

•             Underlying systemic diseases

When to Seek Veterinary Care

While occasional vomiting or diarrhea may not be cause for immediate concern, persistent or severe symptoms warrant veterinary attention. Additionally, if your cat or dog exhibits other concerning signs like dehydration, weakness, blood in vomit or stool, or a change in behavior, it is essential to seek help promptly. Delaying treatment can exacerbate underlying conditions and compromise your pet's health.

Evaluation and Treatment

Upon visiting our emergency pet hospital, your pet will undergo a comprehensive examination to determine the cause of his or her symptoms. Diagnostic tests such as blood work, fecal analysis, imaging studies, and possibly endoscopy may be recommended for a proper diagnosis. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause and may include fluid therapy, medication, dietary management, and supportive care.

Preventing Gastrointestinal Issues

While some causes of vomiting and diarrhea are unavoidable, there are measures pet owners can take to minimize the risk. These include feeding a balanced diet appropriate for your pet's age and health status, avoiding table scraps and toxic foods, providing clean water, and keeping household toxins out of reach. Our veterinarians can also provide recommendations on alleviating any discomfort and keeping your furry friend happy and healthy.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today!

If your pet is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, contact Mission Veterinary Clinic in Granada Hills, CA, at (818) 363-8143. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care for pets in need. When you’re seeking a veterinarian near me, we are happy to assist you!

Primary Location


16915 San Fernando Mission Blvd,
Granada Hills, CA 91344


9:00 am - 11:30 pm


9:00 am - 11:30 pm


9:00 am - 11:30 pm


9:00 am - 11:30 pm


9:00 am - 11:30 pm


9:00 am - 11:30 pm


9:00 am - 11:30 pm