Natural dogs health is all about disease prevention. This means it can be used to prevent canine inflammatory bowel disease, as well as all other diseases. But it can also be used to successfully treat disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease really refers to any condition of the gastro-intestinal tract – from chronic vomiting, to IBS, colitis, enteritis to diarrhoea – which lasts over an extended period of time.
Other symptoms include lethargy, loss of or increased appetite, weight loss, tenderness around the abdomen causing a restlessness, constipation and blood or mucus in the stool.
Canine inflammatory bowel disease occurs more often in older dogs and some breeds are more susceptible than others. German Shepherds, Boxers and Rottweilers are among those who seem to get it more frequently than other breeds.
When a dog is very sick, they will always have an increase in populations of parasites. The parasites take advantage of the weakened system, as do bacteria, but they are not the cause of the problem. Using harsh medications to eliminate them will not support your dog’s struggling immune system, which he so desperately needs at this time.
Veterinary tests for this disease are urine and stool tests, a biopsy of the intestinal wall. Other tests include ultrasound and X rays, but these are highly radioactive, so should only ever be used if deemed absolutely necessary.
Apart from the antibiotics and worm medications, veterinary treatment is normally anti-viral and steroids as autoimmune suppressants.
None of these options deal with the cause of the problem and all will cause further problems later on. To boot, your dog is likely to be on the them the rest of his life.
The other option, that your vet will not tell you about, is to adopt a natural dogs health protocol. Diet is the number one reason dogs get gastro-intestinal problems. Feeding them a quality, natural diet may resolve the problem completely and will always improve the situation.
Using natural health care, in particular homeopathy, works by raising the immune system, so your dog is now able to heal himself. What a difference!