Signs of Infectious Diarrhea in Pets

Signs of Infectious Diarrhea in Pets


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Infectious diarrhea in pets can be caused by a variety of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. If your pet is experiencing infectious diarrhea, you may observe the following signs:
  1. Frequent Bowel Movements: Your pet may have more bowel movements than usual, and these can be loose, watery, or mucous-laden.
  2. Blood in Stool: Diarrhea may contain visible blood or appear dark and tarry.
  3. Vomiting: Some pets with infectious diarrhea may vomit, which can worsen dehydration.
  4. Lethargy: Your pet may appear tired, weak, and lack energy.
  5. Loss of Appetite: Infectious diarrhea can lead to a decreased interest in food.
  6. Abdominal Pain: Your pet may show signs of discomfort or pain in the abdominal area, such as whining or arching their back.
  7. Fever: An elevated body temperature can accompany infectious diarrhea.
  8. Dehydration: Diarrhea can cause fluid loss, leading to dehydration. Signs of dehydration include sunken eyes, dry gums, and increased thirst.
  9. Weight Loss: Chronic or severe infectious diarrhea can result in weight loss.
  10. Straining: Your pet may strain when trying to defecate, even if there's little or no stool.
  11. Foul-Smelling Stool: The diarrhea may have a particularly unpleasant odor.

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