Colitis in dogs is an inflammation of the colon. It is, sadly, becoming increasingly common. It can affect any dog at any age. It can stand alone or accompany other health problems. Veterinary care is unable to successfully treat this problem, but a successful treatment is possible if you adopt a natural dogs health care regime.
Vets will often site worms, bacterial infections or allergies as the cause of colitis in dogs. However, these are unlikely to be the cause. They simply accompany any deterioration in health.
The common symptoms of colitis is diarrhoea, pain passing a stool, mucus or blood in the stool and gas.
Veterinary diagnosis is with a biopsy (a process not without risk), a stool sample and a colonoscopy, but these are normally inconclusive. A diet (to a normally expensive commercial dog food which your vet sells) is normally the recommended treatment, along with antibiotics and anti-parasitics. Sometimes immunosuppressants are also used.
All veterinary medications are liver toxic, immune suppressive and don’t address the cause. They are simply band aids, trying to push the symptoms away. This means, that even if the treatment is considered a success, ie the colitis disappears, your dog will suffer a deterioration in overall health, as a result.
You can export more health problems in the future.
Colitis in dogs, as in any other species, is a serious sign of a digestive disturbance. This points, in a large part, to diet.
If you feed your dog a commercial dog food, this is likely to be the cause. Commercial dog food is low in quality food and high in toxic chemicals to try to address the shortfall. All commercial pet food industries are mainly concerned about their profit. This is their primary consideration. This is just the way it is, with all corporations. The quality of the product always comes second.
So it’s a case of ‘buyer beware’.
It is far healthier for your dog to feed him a quality, natural diet. This is how he evolved. This is how his body works best.
Imagine, for a moment, how your unleaded car would perform if you used two stroke fuel mix. It would still run, but the performance would be affected and the exhaust would be very smokey. If you continued to use this incorrect fuel, the engine would eventually clog up and stop working.
There was nothing wrong with the engine. It was simply being ‘fed’ the wrong fuel. The same applies to your dog. Feed the wrong food and his performance will deteriorate.
If you would like to successfully treat your dogs colitis, change his diet to a quality, natural one, as part of a system of natural dogs health care. It’s better for your dog and overall easier on your wallet, as you can cut out expensive veterinary care.