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Gastrointestinal Issues in Cats

Have you noticed that your cat seems to have stomach issues? While many cats have occasional stomach discomfort or throw-up hairballs, frequent cat stomach problems may indicate something more serious. Our team at Firestone Animal Hospital provides quality veterinary care for pets in and around Downey, CA. Bring your feline friend to our animal clinic if you suspect your cat has a gastrointestinal issue.

Symptoms of Cat Stomach Problems

Your pet could be experiencing digestive issues if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Frequent vomiting or nausea
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Overgrooming of the stomach
  • Moodiness
  • A major change in behavior
  • Weight loss

Even if you notice just one or two of these symptoms, you should call our animal clinic to discuss your next steps.

Causes of Gastrointestinal Issues in Cats

Some of the causes of digestive issues are not dangerous, whereas others require immediate veterinary care. For example, sometimes the cause of these symptoms is a hairball, which is pretty normal in most circumstances. In some cases, the symptoms you notice are a sign that your cat ate something that it should not have. It could also be a sign that a table scrap your cat ate was not good for him.

Other causes of gastrointestinal issues include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Stress
  • Infections of the digestive system
  • Parasites, like roundworms
  • Intestinal blockages

Get Quality Veterinary Care in Downey, CA

Stomach issues in pets could be something small or something quite serious. Our veterinarian at Firestone Animal Hospital provides treatment for cats and dogs suffering from gastrointestinal issues. If you have concerns about your cat's well-being, call our team today at (562) 928-1341 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.

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7539 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, United States

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Saturday

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Sunday

Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

Firestone Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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