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The pet has a sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach with an involuntary urge to vomit. Nausea is a common condition in pets, and it can be caused by several different health issues. Since some of these issues can be quite serious, dogs and cats that are experiencing nausea should see a veterinarian right away. A sample of the issues that can cause dogs and cats to develop nausea include pregnancy, motion sickness, dietary issues, internal parasites, poisoning, eating too quickly and various diseases.

How to Recognize

If your pet is vomiting or has diarrhea, he/she is probably also feeling nauseas. Other signs of nausea include lethargy, fever, reduced interest in activity and a decreased appetite.

Causes of Nausea

Nausea may be due to parasites, bloat, heatstroke, or an underlying infection or disease. Your pet may feel nausea due to the side effects of a medication or the ingestion of toxins or spoiled food.


If you think your pet may be feeling nauseas, consult your veterinarian.

Treatment for Nausea

Your veterinarian may recommend antibiotics or a softer diet to treat your pet's nausea.

Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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