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Diarrhoea in Pets

Diarrhoea in Pets

Diarrhoea is not a disease but rather a clinical sign of many different diseases. If diarrhoea in your pets is associated with minor conditions, it can often be resolved quickly with simple treatments but we are aware that it can also be secondary to serious or life-threatening illnesses such as organ system failure or cancer.
The severity depends on how long the diarrhoea has persisted and the other clinical signs that accompany it. If your pet has severe bloody diarrhoea or is showing more generalised signs of illness such as weakness, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or dehydration, the cause may be serious and veterinary attention should be sought as soon as possible.
Always bring your pet to a vet immediately. At ADI, our full range of in-house diagnostics means we can run tests while you wait – ensuring early diagnosis, targeted treatment and the best chance of full recovery for your pet.
Below is a picture of Giardia – one of the many causes of diarrhoea – found in one of our patients.