Colitis in dogs differs from colitis in humans because it isn’t exactly considered a disease. In fact, it’s classified as a symptom of an underlying disease or issue, even though the experience is the same.
Common Signs That May Indicate That Your Dog Has Colitis
If you’re unsure about whether your dog is suffering from colitis, see if they display any of the following symptoms:
- Many small, loose or watery stools
- Straining before or after defecation
- They sometimes pass bright red blood or mucus with the stool
If your dog presents any of these signs, there is a high chance that they are suffering from colitis. As mentioned previously, colitis is a symptom of an underlying cause, so it’s important that you take your dog to the vet immediately if you suspect it.
Typically, the top five causes of colitis in dogs include: stress, infection, parasites, allergies and several bowel disorders. A.M.P. Floracel® understands how important your dog’s health is, hence why we have provided a list of these causes and how to achieve colitis relief for your dog.
The Top Causes of Your Dog’s Colitis
1. Stress: Stress is a major cause of colitis. Typically, traveling, moving and sudden changes at home cause stress. Another possible cause of stress is an underlying issue, such as abandonment issues.
Depending on what the source is of your dog’s stress, the solution may be to remove the stressor or support your dog through training. Generally, stress can be relieved by sedatives, TLC and probiotic supplements.
2. Infections and Parasites: Infections of the digestive system (E. coli, Salmonella, Giardia and whipworms) and parasites are also other top causes of colitis. These culprits can be picked up from contaminated food or water or from other dogs.
Try not to let your dog eat or lick anything off the ground, especially puddles! If your dog becomes infected with one of these, the vet may require a stool sample to provide the right medication to eliminate it from your dog’s system.
3. Allergies: Dogs can suffer from similar allergies as humans, whether it comes from food or the environment. Allergies are difficult to diagnose, but with the help of trial and error, your vet will be able to tell whether your dog has allergies and the root cause. To treat allergies, your vet may suggest hypoallergenic food, medication and probiotics.
4. Bowel Disorders: Your dog’s colitis may be caused by other bowel disorders. These conditions are typically diagnosed when all the other options have been ruled out.
How to Help your dog with Colitis
Do you find that your dog is having frequent issues with their digestion? Maybe they are experiencing diarrhea, bloody stool, nausea or just not up for eating. If this goes on for long periods of time they may be suffering from Colitis. This happens when their bodies have a hard time processing what they are consuming. Always check with your veterinarian before diagnosing them. Watching your family member suffer isn’t fun at all. If they do find that Colitis is the issue below are some tips that may help you with this.
Tips to help your dog’s Colitis
- Pay attention to what they are eating. If they are suffering the foods that they are eating, this could be aggravating their condition. If you notice that they are eating a lot of grass, this could be upsetting their digestive tract. Another thing to pay close attention to is certain preservatives can cause colitis, as can chemical dyes and other ingredients that are present in certain brands of dog food.
- Some experimentation may be necessary, and it always helps to work with the advice of a veterinarian, but it is possible to partially or completely eliminate your dog’s colitis by adjusting the food that he eats. As a rule of thumb, try to avoid cheap and low-quality ingredients in their foods, this will help to ensure that your pet’s food has a minimal percentage of added filler or preservatives
- It is best to also eliminate human foods from your pet’s diet, as ingredients that our systems can handle are often overwhelming for your dog’s body. Anything that is rich or spicy can actually make their symptoms worsen.
While you are trying to find what suits your pets needs adding A.M.P. FLORACEL® to their diet can also help to aid in the healing process as well as increase the good bacteria throughout their digestive tract. This is important because it can help them to absorb their nutrients as well as their aid with their digestion.
What is A.M.P. FLORACEL®?
Doctors, Patients, and Researchers worldwide are talking about the healing powers of the Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharide Molecule. A.M.P. Floracel® is the Healing Molecule in the Aloe Vera Plant. Since 1996, A.M.P. FLORACEL’S all-natural aloe supplement has been helping people and now animals all over the world with any type of digestive and auto-immune disease.
How Does A.M.P. FLORACEL® Work?
A.M.P. FLORACEL® absorbs into your pet’s intestines and flows through their bloodstream which can help distribute the nutrients throughout your pet’s body. Every bone, muscle, gland, tissue, and organ will begin to absorb their nutrients properly again. The healthy flora needs to thrive throughout your pet’s body. These coats areas of the digestive tract that are infected, hurt, inflamed and/or bleeding. The healing process can now begin. Researchers believe that 90% of all diseases begin in the digestive tract due to improper digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients. In order for disorders and diseases of the digestive tract to recover, the immune system must be able to properly digest, absorb and assimilate nutrients. Without the proper absorption of these essential nutrients, the immune system is unable to ward off potential diseases and/or battle against existing conditions.
What are the benefits?
- Blood sugar Balancing
- Cell Regeneration
- Immune System Balancing and Restoration
- Increased blood circulation