Chronic Dog Diarrhea
Chronic Dog Diarrhea
Chronic dog diarrhea refers to
- diarrhea with at least any one or a combination of these symptoms:
- Blood coated stools
- Mucus coated stools
- Watery stools
- A soft stool followed after a normal stool.
- Continuous persisting diarrhea
- Dog acting sick while facing severe bouts of diarrhea where others seem normal
- Diarrhea that occurs on and off with some good days and some bad days
- Due to continuous diarrhea dogs may lack energy of life as before, lose weight, become lazy and develop a rough coat.
Dog diarrhea that persists for a long duration can be a devastating disorder as by time the body loses precious nutrients (maldigestion), immune system becomes weak and depleted, and also develops toxic compounds as 25% of the body’s natural detoxification systems are present in the intestinal lining. So many adverse effects on the body affect the body’s natural ability to heal itself and many other secondary disorders begin to root and further worsen the prognosis. As the body is going through all these chronic damages, there is almost no immunity function and metabolic product to repair the intestinal damage. And all this results in a series of deterioration that gets impossible to reverse back.
The usual medicines prescribed are not very useful at this stage, at it usually centers at specific symptoms only such as feeding the dog with light and bland foods referred to as “hypoallergenic diets”. This may aid for a period but as the body requires its essential complex nutrients to rebuild itself a lot of which are harmed by the processing involved in commercial dog foods.
Also conventional veterinarian prescriptions rely heavily on antibiotics coupled with immune suppressive drugs which may prove effecting for a short period of time and by time the condition of the dog worsens. At these stages Holistic therapies are known to cure the dog better.
The many causes of chronic dog diarrhea include
- Intestinal parasites such as whip worms and in some cases roundworms and coccidian. Tapeworms are generally considered harmless.
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Food allergies that result due to leaky gut syndrome
- Giardia, bacteria, clostridium are also all secondary types of infections
- Organic diseases such as kidney, liver and thyroid diseases
- Digestion of uneatable such as sticks and stones
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Dysbiosis ( development of a single intestinal microbial to an abnormally larger fungal, bacterial or protozoan population.)
As is evident by all the stated facts here that there are multiple problems that are suffered by the dog of this disease, for severe cases visiting a holistic doctor is recommended though some help can be taken from facts mentioned above. Remember, if your dog suffered from chronic dog diarrhea, please bring him/her to get treatment as soon as possible.