Pet's Stomach Upset

An upset stomach is a common issue that affects many pets, and as a pet’s owner, it’s essential to understand the potential causes and how to address them. At MrVet Hospitals, we prioritize your pet’s health and well-being, and we’re here to help you navigate through the reasons behind your pet’s stomach upset.

Common Causes of Pet’s Stomach Upset

1. Dietary Indiscretion 

Pet’s are naturally curious and often ingest things they shouldn’t. Eating spoiled food, garbage, or non-food items can easily lead to gastrointestinal distress. Ensure your pet’s environment is free from such hazards to prevent dietary indiscretion.

2. Food Sensitivities and Allergies 

Like humans, pet’s can develop food sensitivities or allergies. Dairy, poultry, wheat, and beef are frequently the causes. If you suspect a food allergy, consult with a veterinarian to determine the offending ingredient and switch to a hypoallergenic diet.

3. Parasites 

Internal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, and giardia, can cause significant digestive upset. Regular deworming and fecal exams are crucial in keeping your pet’s parasite-free and maintaining a healthy digestive system.

4. Bacterial Infections 

Bacterial infections, such as Salmonella or E. coli, can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms. These infections can result from contaminated food or water. Ensure your pet’s food is stored correctly and water is clean to prevent bacterial infections.

5. Medications and Toxins 

Certain medications and toxins can irritate your pet’s stomach lining. Always administer medications as directed by your veterinarian and keep toxic substances, like household cleaners and certain plants, out of reach.

6. Stress and Anxiety 

pet’s can experience stress and anxiety, which can manifest as stomach upset. Changes in the household, such as moving or introducing a new pet’s, can trigger stress-related digestive issues. Providing a stable and calm environment can help mitigate these effects.

7. Chronic Conditions 

Chronic conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or pancreatitis, can cause ongoing stomach upset. These conditions require veterinary intervention and long-term management to ensure your pet’s comfort and health.

Preventing and Managing pet’s Stomach Upset

Regular Veterinary Check-Ups 

Routine veterinary visits are essential for early detection and prevention of gastrointestinal issues. Regular check-ups can help identify underlying problems before they become severe.

Proper Diet 

Feeding your pet a balanced and high-quality diet is crucial. Avoid sudden changes in diet and introduce new foods gradually to prevent stomach upset. For nutritional advice specific to the requirements of your pet, speak with your veterinarian.


Ensure your pet’s have access to fresh and clean water at all times. Proper hydration supports overall digestive health and helps prevent stomach issues.

Safe Environment 

Keep hazardous substances out of your pet’s reach and provide a clean living environment. This includes securing trash cans and keeping harmful foods, such as chocolate and grapes, away from your pet’s.

Stress Management 

Minimize stressors in your pet’s environment. Create a safe and calm space for your pet’s to retreat to and consider using calming aids, like pheromone diffusers, if necessary.

When to Seek Veterinary Care

If your pet’s stomach upset persists for more than 24 hours, or if you notice symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, or loss of appetite, it’s essential to seek veterinary care immediately. Early intervention can prevent more severe health issues and ensure your pet’s swift recovery.At MrVet Hospitals, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care for your furry friends. If your pet is experiencing stomach upset, our experienced veterinarians are here to help diagnose the cause and provide effective treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and ensure your pet’s optimal health and happiness.

Pet's Stomach Upset

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