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Q. His behavior has been weird won't jump up on anything and vomiting in excess and chunky and hard stools

Answered By
JESSICA L DESROSIERS

A. As many illnesses can cause vomiting and changes in stool, it is best to schedule an appointment and bring in a fecal sample to your vet to try and figure out what the cause may be. Internal parasites and food allergies are often the most common causes, however vomiting may also be caused by severe digestive upset, pancreatitis, organ issues and more. Until you can get to the vet, feeding a bland diet of boiled rice and chicken may help to settle his stomach enough to keep the food down, however if bowel movements stop, nothing stays down or if he's in a lot of distress it is best to seek veterinary care as soon as possible.


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