Digestive system diseases can develop in any dog: regardless of breed, age and general health. The cause may be malnutrition or, for example, a hereditary predisposition. In our article, we will consider one of the most common digestive problems – gastroenteritis. What is this disease, how does it manifest and how to protect your dog from it?
What is gastroenteritis?
Gastroenteritis is an inflammatory process in the gastrointestinal tract that affects the mucous, submucous, and muscle layers. In the absence of proper treatment, the disease develops rapidly and passes to other organs: kidneys, heart and liver.
There are several types of gastroenteritis: Continue reading
The rapid development of diagnostics and medicine has shown that liver diseases in cats and dogs are much more common than previously thought. In many cases, they accompany diseases of other organs: the stomach, intestines, and kidneys, and are not always diagnosed in a timely manner. Knowing the main symptoms and causes of liver problems will help the owner quickly respond and protect the health of the pet.
The liver is a kind of “filter” of the body, which is involved in all metabolic processes and eliminates toxic substances. She is responsible for the exchange of hormones, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins, produces bile for the digestion of food, and provides a protective function. Any abnormalities in the functioning of the liver are reflected throughout the body. However, unlike other organs, the liver has the ability to regenerate and has a huge reserve. In the event of a lesion, to one degree or another, it continues to fulfill its functions, and the initial stages of the disease are easy to miss. Continue reading
When the dog refuses to eat, the caring owner panic. Why was the pet’s appetite great yesterday, and today it doesn’t fit the bowl? Maybe something is wrong with the feed? Or not feeling very well? Or is the new bowl to blame? Let’s analyze the main reasons and discuss what to do in such a situation.
7 main reasons why a dog refuses to eat
1. Digestive upset. Continue reading