Animal & Bird Medical Center of Palm Harbor
Medical Database

Gastrointestinal Disorders


Animals Affected – Dog, Cat, Rodent

General Information
Enteritis is inflammation of the small intestine. There are many causes of enteritis, including micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, and fungi), foreign matter (bones, wood, plant material, etc.), allergies, emotional disturbances, parasites, neurologic problems of the bowel, and enzyme deficiencies. Determining the cause of your pet’s enteritis may require laboratory tests and radiographs (x-rays).

Important Points in Treatment
1. A complete cure is the usual goal of treatment, but some cases can only be controlled. Your doctor will advise you if complete recovery is not expected.

An Important Update From Animal & Bird Medical Center On COVID-19

We are committed to offering a safe and healthy environment for our clients, pets and hospital team here at Animal and Bird Medical Center. The best way to avoid becoming ill is to avoid exposure to the virus. Taking typical preventive actions is key.

In being cautious and mindful of everyone’s safety, we are actively working to minimize your exposure to crowded exam rooms and long waits in the lobby.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made some changes to our protocols in-hospital for the time-being…

In order to limit exposure while still providing quality care for your pet, we will be implementing special protocols to keep you safe.

We will have our veterinary technicians get a history of the patient’s symptoms and owner’s concerns via phone prior to coming into the clinic.

Our goal is for you to be able to bring your pet in for medical care but have no risk for you or our dedicated staff of transmitting the COVID-19 virus.

The Doctors and staff are dedicated to making sure your pet’s medical needs are taken care of during this national crisis.

We can still fill prescriptions for pick up, however, for those who prefer, non-narcotic and non-urgent prescriptions can be mailed to your home.

As always, careful hand-washing and other infection control practices can greatly reduce the chance of spreading any disease.