Gastrointestinal Diseases

Gastrointestinal Diseases in Dogs

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.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD in Dogs

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…

Excessive Gas in Dogs

Flatulence, Passing Wind, Excessive Gas, Stinky farts – call them what you will but when your dog is able to clear a room with a small “toot” – its not exactly anyone’s favorite situation. So what causes extreme flatulence in dogs? It’s actually pretty hard to point to one cause of our dog’s passing gas…

About the Author: Nikki is a Registered Veterinary Technician (Veterinary Nurse) and Dog Mom with over a decade of experience with dogs and cats. Since graduation from college (BS Biology, Dip. Animal Nutrition, AS Animal Science) she has adopted two mixed breed dogs – Ranger and Ash, and has focused her time learning about pet food and nutrition.

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