Why is my dog throwing up and having diarrhea? Gastroenteritis refers to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, meaning the stomach and the intestines. It can be caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, parasites, medications, or even new foods. The condition often causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and/or other clinical signs.
What do you feed a puppy with diarrhea and vomiting? Appropriate carbohydrates include cooked rice (white or brown), cooked white potatoes, or cooked oatmeal. Appropriate protein sources include cooked chicken or turkey, lean hamburger (either boiled and drained, or browned and the fat drained and patted off), low fat cottage cheese, or scrambled egg whites.
When should I take my puppy to the vet for diarrhea and vomiting?
- Multiple occurrences of vomiting or diarrhea.
- Vomiting for more than 12 hours or diarrhea that goes on for more than 24 hours.
- Noticeable loss of energy, lethargy, or an inability to stand and walk.
- Loss of appetite (won’t eat anything) for more than one meal.
What are signs of parvo? Some of the signs of parvovirus include lethargy; loss of appetite; abdominal pain and bloating; fever or low body temperature (hypothermia); vomiting; and severe, often bloody, diarrhea. Persistent vomiting and diarrhea can cause rapid dehydration, and damage to the intestines and immune system can cause septic shock.