Vomiting & Diarrhea Dietary Management
April 7, 2021
The following dietary management ideas are recommended in addition to specific therapy for pet's condition:
Withhold all food for 24 hours.
Offer only small, frequent portions of the electrolyte solution.
When no vomiting has occurred for 24 hours, begin to offer small, frequent (3-6 times daily) portions of a highly digestible diet. Prescription Diet I/D formula is recommended.
Mix the food with water for the next 24 hours, making a “slurry.”
If no vomiting occurs for 24 hours, feed the food directly from the can, with no water added, in small amounts 3-6 times daily.
If no vomiting occurs, gradually return your pet to full feed over the next 3-5 days, using meat or chicken-based foods only!
Use no cereal-based foods for at least one week, since they increase the chances of vomiting and /or diarrhea.
No food should be given for 24-48 hours. Do not restrict water intake, unless vomiting is present.
Feed small amounts of highly digestible foods, (Prescription Diet I/D), 4-6 times daily.
Begin with one-third the amount you would normally feed <animal> each day.
Feed meat-Based Foods only!!
Over the next several days, gradually increase to the normal amount fed.
Research tells us not to use Kaopectate-type products to stop diarrhea.
It is better for your pet to expel the toxic material, instead of retaining it within the body.
The diet should be highly digestible, low in fiber, moderate in fat, and lactose-free (milk-free).
NO foods should be fed to your pet that contains a cereal-based for a minimum of 7 days.
Cereal-based foods (which make up most commercial pet foods) increase the chances of vomiting and/or Diarrhea.