Vomiting always will have heaving or retching of the abdomen prior to expulsion of the vomitus. Regurgitation is not associated with heaving and the pet usually just opens the mouth and fluid or food will be expelled. Usually the regurgited material will be clear or brown colored fluid. Next is to identify the cause of the vomiting or regurgitation.
In order to see which medication is causing the problem, the administration of each drug should be separated 2 hours apart. 1 hour of administration of the medication that they are sensitive to. The antibiotic in some cases may be changed to a different one, or may be discontinued. Stomach upset from anesthesia is a potential cause of vomiting and will pass within a couple of days. Blood testing will confirm this problem. For this reason vomiting should not be ignored if it persists for more than 24 hours.
If your pet had surgery of the bowels or stomach, vomiting is always a concern, as it may indicate that infection of the abdominal cavity, called peritonitis, is present. Do not ignore this sign. In order to decrease the acidity of the stomach, Pepcid AC 0. Metoclopramide and Cerenia are good anti-vomiting medications for dogs and cats. You should always consult a veterinary healthcare professional before administering medication. The most common cause of regurgitation is reflux of acid from the stomach into the esophagus while your pet is under anesthesia. This results in poor motility of the esophagus, therefore water and food will accumulate in this structure.
In most cases, esphagitis is self-eliminating and will resolve within two or three days. If the esophagitis is severe the esophagus may develop one or more strictures. If an esophageal stricture is chronic surgery is needed. Consult a veterinary health care professional if the regurgitation continues for more than a couple of days. How do I know that my dog is in pain following surgery? What can I do to control my dog’s pain? Cool the surgical site around the incision by rubbing the exposed ice directly on the skin in a circular pattern.
Cooling the surgical site helps to numb the area. How do I know that my cat is in pain following surgery? What can be done for pain at home for my cat? Is it okay for my pet to lick the incision? 2004 Vet Surgery Central Inc. This topic is as big as the states of Alaska and Texas combined.
I really cannot do it justice in a short essay, but I think it deserves some mention, if only to give the pet owner some understanding as to the difficulties involved when a veterinarian is faced with a case of possible liver failure. If you asked ten people on the street what they knew about «liver», I would bet that the only consistent answer you would get is that it tastes really bad unless the cook really knows his stuff. The best description of the liver I can give you is that this organ is the main industrial centre of the body. The liver processes raw materials, manufactures the building blocks of the body, recycles the old to make new, and detoxifies the industrial waste of the body. In short the liver is involved in just about every biochemical process required to run e body. As a result of this relationship, liver disease can affect just about any other part of the body and thus the symptoms of liver disease are typically unpredictable and non- specific.
Furthermore, because the liver acts as a «biochemical cross roads» for the body, it is affected by a wide range of diseases, including viral and bacterial infections, degenerative and neoplastic disease, and toxic insults. It is estimated that three per cent of all disease seen by veterinarians is liver based. The liver has a double edged nature which, while being life preserving, makes diagnoses and treatment of liver disease extremely difficult. The liver has a tremendous reserve capacity, which means that it can easily perform it’s duties with up to 70 to 80 per cent of the liver mass affected by disease. While it certainly is a benefit that our liver can keep us alive despite an overwhelming infection or a massive tumour, it also means that the disease is well advanced and possibly untreatable before any symptoms are noted. We all know that disease is most easily conquered early, but the very nature of the liver makes this an impossible task. One thing about livers though: they are the only organ in the body which is capable of complete regeneration and thus is we do manage to successfully treat the disease, there is a chance of complete recovery. Because of the complexity of this topic, I am going to cover it using very abbreviated point form. I will try to skip over the experimental theories and the more esoteric points and keep to the meat of the topic. All, some, or only one of these signs may be present. Intermittent recurrent abdominal or gastrointestinal upsets. Swollen belly with a «fluid filled» look. This is also known as ascites and is actually fluid accumulation in the belly due to circulation alterations in the abdomen.