Common Signs of Digestive Disorders in Pets
The good news about digestive disorders is that they’re pretty easy to recognize. “The simplest signs are vomiting and diarrhea,” says Dr. Johnson.
Other signs to look for: Loss of appetite; abdominal bloating; or colitis. According to Dr. Johnson, constipation (when a dog strains to poop but nothing comes out) may be another sign of GI disease in cats, but is unlikely to demonstrate in dogs. Flatulence is typically not a sign of digestive distress. However, all pets can be a bit "gassy", even pets which are not suffering from digestive distress. Unfortunately, it doesn’t get more prolific—or stinky—with GI problems.