"In 2001 a very special little kitten came to stay at our house named Emma. She weighed in at a whopping 2 ½ pounds. When she was about 9 months old she began vomiting and wouldn’t eat. The doctors at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic took x-rays, but nothing showed up on them. She was losing weight, and she was thin by nature anyway, so everyone was worried about her. Dr. Behrns came to the rescue and performed emergency surgery on our little girl. She found an almond trying to pass into Emma’s stomach. Of course, it would not have shown up on an x-ray. Thank you, Dr. Behrns, for saving Emma’s life."
When we are approached with a vomiting patient, many times in the young ones it is because they ate something they shouldn’t have. That can include material causing an obstruction in the abdomen or something poisonous. In the older adults, vomiting can represent similar issues but we also have to include consideration for conditions causing organ system dysfunction. Whether this is a recent or acute change or something of a more chronic nature, the staff at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic can guide you to make the best decisions for diagnosis and care of your pet’s vomiting. Please call the office today.