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Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on disorders of your pet’s stomach and intestines.


We are committed to helping each and every pet owner find ways to manage their pet’s stomach and intestinal problems. Gastrointestinal issues come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which makes diagnostic testing vitally important for your pet’s care. Once a diagnosis has been reached, your veterinarian will work with you to ensure your pet receives proper treatment.

Why should I consider a gastroenterology work-up for my pet?

Stomach and intestinal issues can be uncomfortable or painful and can affect your pet’s quality of life. This is why it is crucially important to consider a gastroenterology work-up as a means of diagnosing and finding the right treatment plan for your pet. Commonly diagnosed conditions related to gastroenterology include:

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Pancreatitis

  • Colitis

  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

  • Small intestinal malabsorption

When should I consider a gastroenterology work-up for my pet?

As with humans, digestive issues in animals can surface in a number of unpleasant ways. Symptoms commonly related to gastrointestinal diseases and disorders can include:

  • Flatulence

  • Loss of appetite

  • Diarrhea

  • Weight loss

  • Excessive belching

  • Enlarged abdomen

  • Bloody stool

It is important to closely monitor your pet if they are exhibiting any of these symptoms. If your pet continues having vomiting or diarrhea issues, it is important that you schedule an appointment with your veterinarian immediately. Timely treatment is important for managing your pet’s condition and health.

How do you treat gastrointestinal issues?

Some gastrointestinal issues will resolve on their own after a few days, however it is important to continuously monitor your pet’s symptoms for changes. If the symptoms continue, or get worse, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible. Diagnostic testing is used to diagnose your pet’s condition and your veterinarian will tailor a treatment plan for your pet. Most gastrointestinal issues can be treated simply by changing your pet’s diet to a more digestible food. In more advanced cases, long-term nutritional management or even surgery may be required. Talk to your veterinarian in order to determine what is best for your pet.