Sick Pet Symptoms: Diarrhea & Vomiting
🐾 Upset tummies are all too common in our furry companions. Vomiting and diarrhea can be signs of various issues, and getting to the root cause is crucial. That's why Kedi Labs offers two testing options tailored to your pet's needs.
⏱️ For quick answers, our Rapid Tests provide results in just 10 minutes, detecting Giardia and Parvovirus. Fast, accurate, and convenient!
🧬 For a deeper dive into the issue, our Laboratory PCR Panels are the gold standard. They cover a wide range, from the Parasite PCR Panel (20 parasites and markers for drug resistance and zoonotic potential) to the Diarrhea PCR Panels that detect critical bacteria, viruses, and protozoal infections.
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How to determine which test is best if your pet has diarrhea
First Things First: Have there been any recent dietary changes or did your pet sneak and eat something they shouldn't have? Dietary indiscretion is the #1 cause of diarrhea in pets! Has there been any exposure to toxins? If so eliminate the source. Has there been any changes or stressful events in your home? Just like people, a pet's digestive system can be affected by these things.
Duration of Diarrhea & Severity: Diarrhea can be classified as acute (less than 2 weeks) or chronic (more than 2 weeks).
Mild to Moderate Diarrhea/ Acute Diarrhea:
- Parasite PCR Panel - This test checks for the presence of parasites like Giardia, coccidia, and worms that are a very common cause of diarrhea in pets.
- Diarrhea PCR Panel for Dogs and Cats - Parasites are the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in pets, but pathogenic bacteria and viruses are also common problems. This test can be done independently or added on to a Parasite PCR test to rule out all common infectious causes of diarrhea in pets.
- Consider Dietary Indiscretion: Pets, especially dogs, can eat things they shouldn't, leading to acute diarrhea. This is the #1 cause of acute diarrhea in pets!
Severe Diarrhea / Chronic Diarrhea:
- Consult with Your Veterinarian! If the diarrhea has lasted >2 weeks - please see your vet. Your pet needs a through physical exam and possibly some of the following testing:
- Blood Tests (CBC, Chemistry): These tests can identify underlying conditions like pancreatitis, liver disease, or kidney disease.
- Ultrasound or X-ray: Imaging can help identify foreign bodies, tumors, or intestinal obstructions
- Further Investigations: Depending on the initial findings, the veterinarian might recommend additional tests or treatments.
Remember, this flowchart is a general guideline. The actual tests and treatments a pet might need depend on the individual case.