Pet Vomiting FAQ

Pet Vomiting FAQ from Animal Emergency Centre in Studio City

At Animal Emergency Centre, we believe you should never wait to get your pet immediate medical care when there is a need. As a trusted and experienced emergency veterinarian in Studio City, we’re here to answer your questions and provide you with exceptional care no matter what is happening with your pet. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about pet vomiting, a common concern many pet owners have.

Pet Vomiting from Animal Emergency Centre in Studio City

Why Would My Pet Vomit?

Pet vomiting occurs for many reasons. If your pet vomits suddenly, or acutely, it may be due to causes such as:

  • Bacterial infections including those intestinal infections
  • Ingesting some type of a foreign object, such as a toy or bone
  • Food-causes such as food intolerance, eating garbage or sudden changes to a pet’s diet
  • Kidney failure or liver failure
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Heatstroke (if the pet is exposed to high temperatures)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Viral infections
  • Toxic substance ingestion
  • Car sickness
  • Nausea after surgery
  • Some medications

Other conditions can also cause pet vomiting. If your pet vomits frequently, it is important to speak to your vet right away.

If My Pet Vomits a Yellow Color Liquid, Should I Be Concerned?

Yellow colored liquid indicates that the animal’s stomach is empty of food. The yellow coloring of the liquid or foam-like fluid is likely bile, the digestive system produces bile as a way to process food. It is released in small amounts into the small intestine. Bile can be irritating to the lining of the stomach, which is why animals may vomit. However, many illnesses can cause a pet to vomit on an empty stomach. It’s important to bring your pet in for a consultation.

Are There At-Home Remedies I Can Give My Pet Before Bringing Them to an Emergency Vet?

It’s important to avoid giving your pet any type of human food or medication if he or she is throwing up. A pet that is vomiting generally has a reason for doing so, such as an illness, disease, or injury. Provide your pet with plenty of water and keep him or her comfortable. Call your animal hospital to get more information on steps you can take based on your pet’s needs.

When Should I Bring My Pet to an Emergency Vet for Vomiting? What Signs or Symptoms Should I Share with the Emergency Veterinarian?

The more information you provide to the emergency veterinarian the better. You should bring your pet in to see our emergency vet if he or she has vomited and has any other signs of illness such as a lack of interest in food, unwillingness to drink, pain, diarrhea, or if the condition continues for more than one occurrence. Share with us what the pet was doing, what he or she has been exposed to, and the way the pet has been acting.

How Can I Contact Animal Emergency Centre to have My Pet Seen for Vomiting?

Call Animal Emergency Centre immediately for emergency help for pet vomiting. We’re available in Studio City. Call: (818) 760-3882 to help you.


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  • "Sammers is an 11 year old, Black, Domestic Short Hair Cat. His owner noticed that Sammers was pacing, walking around in circles at home and crying out in pain.

    "I would like to thank all of the staff who helped with Sammer's UTI. He was miserable, and you guys made him better. I cannot thank you enough for helping him. It is great to have a place to go when all the other vet clinics are closed.""
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