Inflammatory Bowel Disease is caused by chronic inflammation in your dogs GI tract which leads to the prevention of nutrition absorption. Symptoms include, vomitting, diarrhea, stomach/abdominal pain and weight loss.
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) has similar symptoms but is a chronic syndrome that occurs in episodes and fortunately is more rare. IBD is a chronic disease which requires lifelong treatment.
So what causes IBD?
The exact cause of IBD cannot be pinpointed although factors at play are genetics, diet, and food allergies.
How do you cure IBD?
Well you actually can't but you CAN manage it!
Here is what we at Poochie Moochie Edmonton would recommend to manage this painful disease.
Raw food is highly recommended because it is the easiest food to digest and it helps to repopulate the GI tract with healthy bacteria. Pure Turkey, pure rabbit, pure kangaroo and pure chicken are the best options as they are low fat proteins.
Gut soothe by Adored Beast would be recommended alongside the new diet because it contains slippery elm which is clinically proven to soothe and protect your dogs intestines and stomach from irritation. It also contains a base of Love Bug's which is a probiotic that will balance the healthy gut bacteria and enhance the immune response of the digestive tract. Probiotics will also help your dog digest food, make and absorb vitamins and minerals.
Lastly Liver tonic by Adored Beast is highly recommended, in most cases if the inflammation is severe the liver and pancreas may also become inflamed. Liver tonic works by regenerating healthy liver cells and boosting the organ's ability to filter toxins from the blood. It also contains Dandelion root which supports bile secretion and healthy digestion and helps to fight inflammation!
Here at Poochie Moochie Edmonton we believe that the key to preventing and treating a number of illnesses is providing them with a diet that is all natural with no preservatives or fillers.
Read our article on pancreatitis here
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