Gastrointestinal Issues in cats

Gastrointestinal Issues in Cats

Cats' digestive systems are vulnerable to many of the same complications that bother humans; we routinely treat cats for both chronic and temporary gastrointestinal issues. If your cat is experiencing symptoms of a gastrointestinal issue in the Austin area, contact Dessau Veterinary Clinic to schedule an appointment.

Signs of a Gastrointestinal Problem

The most common symptoms of digestive problems include constipation, nausea, or unusual weight loss or gain. While brief instances of diarrhea or vomiting are not uncommon, especially when pets have overeaten, prolonged episodes may indicate a more serious problem.

Common Gastrointestinal Problems

Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach, intestines, or both. It is typically temporary, and most often caused by eating spoiled food, but it could also be caused by parasites, psychological stress, or chronic disease.

Colitis is a more serious inflammation of the large intestine, usually caused by tumors or polyps. Its most common symptom is diarrhea with mucus or blood.

Pancreatitis can significantly affect digestion, and lead to serious complications if left unaddressed.

Irritable bowel syndrome, a chronic inflammation of the bowels, is sometimes the result of stress, but is most often the result of an intolerance to certain foods.

Treating Gastrointestinal Issues

Though some cat stomach problems are caused by diseases or parasites and require medical intervention, many are simply a direct result of the cat's diet. Cats' nutritional requirements can change significantly depending on their age, hormone levels, and lifestyle, so it's important to make sure that your cat is eating properly.

How Can Dessau Veterinary Clinic Help?

Dr. Campbell and Dr. Waage have been helping pets and their owners in Austin, TX, since 1986, and their team has decades of combined experience in both routine and emergency veterinary care. Contact us today at 512-339-3177 to learn more about any of our services or to schedule an appointment.


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