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Cat & Dog Vomiting FAQs with Our Greensboro Emergency Veterinarian Team  

It can be unnerving to see your sweet animal companion vomiting. What's even scarier is realizing that your cat or dog has eaten something that may be harmful to their health, including toxic plants or household cleaners. Our Greensboro emergency veterinarian team is highly skilled in treating pets dealing with vomiting, accidental poisoning, and similar health concerns. Read on to learn more. 

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What Should I Do If My Cat Or Dog Vomits?

Pet vomiting is not always caused by something serious--but sometimes it can be. That's why we recommend taking several important steps the next time you notice your cat or dog vomiting: 

  1. First, don't give your animal any food or water for at least a few hours to let its stomach rest. (If your dog is very old or has health problems, ask your vet about withholding food and water first) Later, you can slowly break the fast by reintroducing water and small amounts of food to see how your pet handles it. 
  2. If your pet continues to vomit (with or without a fast), or if there is visible blood in its vomit, call us. We'll likely advise you to bring your pet to the vet so we can do a physical exam and lab tests. 
  3. If you think of it, bring a sample of your pet's vomit so we can test it. 

When in doubt--call us! We're happy to go over the scenario and help you figure out what to do. 

When Should I Induce Pet Vomiting?

If you know your animal has eaten something potentially toxic or poisonous, especially antifreeze, you may need to induce vomiting so that the harmful substance will be out of its system.

First, call us. We'll guide you through the process from start to finish. We'll ask you what the animal ate (if you know), how long ago it happened, and how your animal is behaving. 

If we advise you to induce your pet to vomit, we'll likely recommend using hydrogen peroxide, which is a safe, simple, and effective at-home method. We'll give you specific instructions on dosage and instructions. 

As with other pet vomiting situations, we'll probably ask that you bring your pet in to see us after you've induced vomiting so we can examine your pet more thoroughly. 

Is Your Cat Or Dog Vomiting? Call Us For Greensboro After Hours Emergency Vet Services

At Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic, we're there for you when you and your pet need us. If you notice your cat or dog vomiting, or if you're concerned that your curious companion has eaten something it probably shouldn't have, don't hesitate and call our team right away.

Remember: we know that emergencies aren't planned, and they don't always happen during business hours! That's why we're proud to offer Greensboro after hours emergency vet services to our local community. To speak with a staff member, call (336) 288-2688.

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