Dog Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a group of related gastrointestinal disorders characterized by cellular inflammation of unknown origin and symptoms such as diarrhea. While it is sometimes referred to as canine Crohn’s disease, it is more accurate to say that Crohn’s disease is but one of a number of distinct IBDs, each distinguished by the particular cells involved and the location on the body affected. Though there is no cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in dogs, it is believed that an allergic reaction to food, bacteria or parasites is involved, so treatments aimed at these underlying causes have proven at least partially effective in stabilizing it. Read the rest of this entry »

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