Parvo puppy diarrhea treatment

Canine IGY Plus Gel

A direct fed microbial gel for Dogs and Puppies containing a source of live, naturally occurring microorganisms, pasteurized dried egg product, vitamins and antioxidants

For support of digestive sytem disturbances

PRN Canine IgY Plus Gel is a highly palatable flavored gel intended for use in both dogs and puppies. Manufactured with dried egg product and direct fed microbials, antioxidants and vitamins, Canine IgY Plus supports treatment for digestive system disturbances of known or unknown origin with the highest viral antibody titers in the industry. Developed from cutting-edge technology, Canine IgY Plus also can help puppies bridge over the blank period between natural local immunity and vaccination.
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Inflammatory bowel disease

IBD has been defined clinically as a spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders associated with chronic i

nflammation of the stomach, intestine and/or colon of unknown pathogenesis and etiology.

Canine I.B.D. Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy

Etiology – Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been defined on the basis of clinical, histologic, immunologic, pathophysiologic, and genetic criteria.

Clinical Definition of IBD

IBD has been defined clinically as a spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders associated with chronic inflammation of the stomach, intestine and/or colon of unknown pathogenesis and etiology. A clinical diagnosis of IBD is considered only if affected animals have persistent (>3 weeks in duration) gastrointestinal signs (anorexia, vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, hematochezia, mucousy feces), failure to respond to dietary (novel protein, hydrolyzed-, anti-oxidant-, or highly digestible diets) or symptomatic therapies (parasiticides, antibiotics, gastrointestinal protectants) alone, failure to document other causes of gastroenterocolitis by thorough diagnostic evaluation, and histologic diagnosis of benign intestinal inflammation (Jergens et al., 2003). Small bowel and large bowel forms of IBD have been reported in both dogs and cats, although large bowel IBD appears to be more prevalent in the dog. Continue reading Inflammatory bowel disease

Breed related risks for bloat


Incidence and Breed Related Risk Factors for Gastric Dilation-Volvulus in Dogs
5-year prospective study by Larry Glickman, VMD, Ph.D., Purdue University

Participating breed clubs Akita, Bloodhound, Collie, Great Dane, Irish Setter, Irish Wolfhound, Newfoundland, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, Standard Poodle, Weimaraner and the AKC/CHF.

Investigator measured dogs at dog shows and the owners completed a detailed questionnaire concerning the dogs medical history, genetic background, husbandry and eating practices, personality and diet.

Five years later, the investigator called and conducted a follow-up on each the dog.
The incidence of bloat (GDV) was calculated for each breed.
Risk factors were compared to dog measurements and questionnaire responses to determine any correlation.   Results: Continue reading Breed related risks for bloat



Finding on use of gastropexy for dog owners:

In a study of 1,920 dogs at risk the following recommendations can be made regarding prophylaxis for bloat:

1 – with prophylactic gastropexy; after an episode of bloat, gastropexy decreased GDV recurrence by 95%. We would consider it to be just as effective as a preventive measure on dogs at risk for GDV (ie; all deep- chested dogs, dogs with first degree relatives with GDV) You should go to a veterinary surgeon to perform the surgery as many vets do this procedure regularly. Also these dogs should be sterilized to prevent passing on bloat risk to their progeny.

2 -Add Simethicone to each feeding (adult human dose)

I believe if the risk of GDV developing in a dog’s lifetime is high, then it is appropriate for owners and veterinarians to consider performing a prophylactic gastropexy (a surgical procedure to prevent the stomach from rotating) in order to prevent a first episode of GDV from occurring. However, I would not recommend that prophylactic gastropexy be done unless the dog were surgically neutered, so as not to increase the pool of dogs in a breed that are prone to develop GDV. Persons considering prophylactic gastropexy for their dog should discuss the procedure with their veterinarian and with owners of dogs that have had this procedure.

To find a veterinarian in your state who performs this surgery I would search for : Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon (your state). Unfortunately, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons does not at this time have a complete listing of Certified surgeons by state.

Diet related risks for bloat

GDV (Bloat) and diet
Summary: Dogs at risk for bloat (deep chested dogs) should not be fed on raised food bowls, or a food that has FAT as one of the 1st four ingredients, or fed foods with citric acid that are moistened. They should be fed food that has a rendered meat with bone in the first four ingredients. We   recommend that you evaluate the food choices by reviewing several sources such as ; Your dog’s nutritional needs.,
WDJ dog food recommendations.
Dietary Risk Factors for Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat) in 11 Large and Giant Dog Breeds: A Nested Case-Control Study
ABSTRACT *Malathi Raghavan, DVM, MS; Lawrence T. Glickman, VMD, DrPH; Nita W. Glickman, MS, MPH; Diana B. Schellenberg, MS.
Dietary risk factors for gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) in dogs were identified using a nested case-control study. Of 1,991 dogs from 11 large- and giant-breeds in a previous prospective study of GDV, 106 dogs that developed GDV were selected as cases while 212 remaining dogs were randomly selected as controls. A complete profile of nutrient intake was constructed for each dog based on owner-reported information, published references and nutrient databases. Potential risk factors were examined for a significant (p<0.05) relationship with GDV risk using unconditional logistic regression. Continue reading Diet related risks for bloat