In general, vomiting in dogs and cats stem from irritability in the gastro-intestinal tract. However, many cases of vomiting in pets go undiagnosed. In cats, it is usually caused by ingesting hairballs. Sometimes, it may be caused by ingesting food too fast or from eating a new food source. Conditions such as obstruction in the intestine and parvoviral enteritis need to be diagnosed by a vet. Vomiting in dogs and cats may be diagnosed by using X-rays, biopsies, and fluoroscopies.
Vomiting may be treated by changing the diet and preventing dehydration by adding fluids, antibiotics, getting rid of worms and ulcers and elevating bowls. Corticosteroids may be administered to alleviate irritable bowel syndrome.
Cerenia relieves motion sickness, which is another factor contributing to vomiting. Sucralfate treats peptic ulcers, ulcers and GERD. It works by providing a coat over the ulcer. Fortiflora prevents diarrhea in cats and dogs and supports digestion and a strong immune system. Metoclopramide is a short term remedy for heartburn resulting from gastroesophageal reflux. In cases of poor digestion of protein, carbohydrates and fats, panakare is used as an enzyme replacement therapy. The product also contains Vitamins D, E and A. This treatment works well in pets with poor pancreatic exocrine function.