Gastrointestinal Problems In Cats And Dogs

Care & Wellness, Cats, Dogs, Nutrition

Gastrointestinal disease in pets can be a minor problem, but can also be more serious, so evaluation and proper treatment by a veterinarian is important. Common gastrointestinal problems in dogs include dietary intolerance (problems digesting certain foods), toxicity due to ingestion of poisonous substances, inflammatory bowel disease, and stomach cancer. To determine the underlying cause and severity of gastrointestinal disease, our veterinarians will perform various diagnostic tests to rule out life-threatening diseases. Pet owners should watch for any unusual symptoms and seek prompt medical help to initiate treatment early. Examples of symptoms, which can vary depending on the type and severity of disease, may include vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, distended abdomen, loss of energy, pain or discomfort.

CEDARCREST Animal Clinic provides medical and surgical care for every stage of your pet's life including preventive wellness care exams and vaccines, spays/neuters, and a variety of specialized care for your dog, cat, avian, or exotic. We are home to the only veterinarian practitioner in Virginia to be double Boarded in Avian and Canine/Feline care and provide care for birds, small mammals, and reptiles of all sorts! Plus, we are home to Virginia's most exclusive dog boarding resort that includes heated floors, an expansive play area, and even webcams so you can watch your pet while you're away. We're located in Fishersville, Virginia, and serve Augusta County and surrounding areas including Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville. 

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Just a reminder that our office will be closed on Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day). Please be sure to pick up medication refills and prescription diets for your pets by 1 pm on Saturday, May 29th.

We will reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, June 1st. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
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Just a reminder that our office will be closed on Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day). Please be sure to pick up medication refills and prescription diets for your pets by 1 pm on Saturday, May 29th.  We will reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, June 1st. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
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