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Food Poisoning In Pets - When To Seek Veterinary Advice

All cases of food poisoning in pets tend to be different and unique, so there is no specific parameters as to how long vomiting or diarrhea should have taken place before seeking veterinary advice. In most cases, productive vomiting (that is, vomiting with food) should not last for more than several hours because whatever food that was in the stomach may have been vomited or has passed into the small intestine. Thus, if frequent vomiting of solid food actually stretches for more than 8-12 hours, there may be a serious underlying issue, more so if blood is present in the vomit or stool as this can signify damage to the gastrointestinal tract which can be serious. If your pet’s diarrhea doesn’t improve within 3 days even when he’s on a bland diet, or if there are symptoms that are present, you should make an appointment with your vets Somerville, MA immediately. 

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