The hardest part about gastrointestinal diseases in dogs can be fairly simple – like internal parasites – all the way up to being more complicated – like in the case of inflammatory bowel disease. Each type of gastrointestinal disease can require different types of testing (diagnostics), and may be easily treated or may only be able to managed long-term. For some of these diseases they may require a specialist or specialty equipment in order to get a firm diagnosis at all.
I remember my first experience with Pancreatitis in dogs – it was Thanksgiving at my mother-in-law’s house and their pup Hunter was getting his normal Turkey Dinner “special” which consisted of all the Turkey organ meats. It was a tradition for him, and you could tell he knew the drill. However, little did we know […]
Inflammatory Bowel Disease – also called IBD- is a disease that targets the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. When a dog has IBD the gastrointestinal tract will become so inflamed that it is unable to function properly to digest and absorb nutrients. IBD is the most common gastrointestinal disease seen in dogs and makes up nearly […]