Articles with gastrointestinal disease

Intestinal Lymphangiectasia in Dogs: What the Heck is Intestinal Lymphangiectasia—Leroy’s Story

Intestinal Lymphangiectasia in Dogs: What the Heck is Intestinal Lymphangiectasia—Leroy’s Story

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get. Inflammatory bowel disease is a form of auto-immune disease in which the stomach and/or intestine become overwhelmed by inflammatory cells. The resulting chronic inflammation leads to changes in the lining of the digestive tract, messing with passage and absorption of food. At the…

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Jasmine’s IBD: Life with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Part II)

We knew something wasn’t right but we didn’t know what and the frequent vet visits weren’t providing any answers or solutions, other than temporary relief. Jasmine’s stools were mostly soft and often loose. Usually, though, she didn’t go to the bathroom more frequently than would be normal. We thought that was a good thing. We thought that since she went…

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