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Intestinal Blockage in Dogs: RIP Johny

Intestinal Blockage in Dogs: RIP Johny

Gastrointestinal obstructions are a common but potentially life-threatening problem in dogs. Johny passed away yesterday. His mum wanted other pup parents to learn from their experience so you don’t go through what they went through. Johny’s story I was an avid chewer.  His mum thought he was really good at spitting pieces out. But Johny died because he had pieces…

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Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Jasmine’s IBD—Undiagnosed For Five Years

Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Jasmine’s IBD—Undiagnosed For Five Years

Inflammatory bowel disease is a syndrome caused by an immune reaction to chronic irritation of the GI tract. The cause is poorly understood but the result is immune cells infiltrating the tissues of the gastrointestinal tissues. The common theorized causes are chronic parasites, bacterial infections, or food allergies. Symptoms can vary in severity but commonly consist of chronic vomiting, diarrhea…

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Unhealthy Gut—Unhealthy Dog: Mandy’s Story

Unhealthy Gut—Unhealthy Dog: Mandy’s Story

The most common cause of acute pancreatitis in dogs is the ingestion of a fatty meal or table scraps. It is by far not the only cause. Further, the picture gets more complicated with chronic pancreatitis. Anything that disrupts the tissue of the pancreas can trigger panccreatitis. The list of all potential causes is quite long and includes: breed predisposition…

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