Stop Chronic Vomiting and Diarrhea: Dr. Jones’ Best Practices for IBD in Pets

Chronic vomiting, diarrhea, upset/painful stomach, acid reflux: these are some of the signs of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is way to common in our dogs and cats.

What CAN you do?

Well as an alternative option, you should consider trying our NEW Digestive Enzyme Supplement: Dr Jones’ COMPLETE Digestive Care Soft Chews

Dr. Jones’ Complete Canine Calming Chews are Non-GMO and gluten free, and contain no wheat, corn, soy, or any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs and Cats

Introduction to IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in dogs and cats is a syndrome caused by a specific reaction to chronic irritation of the intestinal tract. It is characterized by the infiltration of inflammatory cells into the lining of the intestine, which leads to an allergic-type response and interferes with the ability to digest and absorb nutrients. This disease is often suspected to be triggered by hypersensitivities to food or bacterial antigens, although the exact cause remains unknown.

Clinical Signs of IBD The most common clinical signs of IBD include chronic vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to weight loss and poor appetite. In some cases, pets may develop a voracious appetite due to their inability to absorb nutrients effectively. IBD can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract but is most often found in the stomach and intestines.

Treatment Options for IBD

Dietary Management

  • Novel Protein or Hydrolyzed Protein Diets: These diets help minimize the immune response in the GI tract.

Supplements and Medications

  • Probiotics: Such as ULTIMATE Canine/Feline and Digestive Care Soft Chews, which contain beneficial bacteria.
  • Anti-diarrheals: For example, loperamide with a recommended dose of 1mg/20lbs twice daily for three days.
  • Natural Immunosuppressives: Cannabidiol (CBD), administered at 3mg/10lbs twice daily, and licorice root, used as a natural steroid alternative at a dose of 1/4ml per 10lbs twice daily for 10 days.

Herbal Treatments

  • Slippery Elm: Prepared from the inner bark of the Slippery or Red Elm tree, it forms a gel that lubricates the digestive tract and reduces inflammation. Dose: 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of the bark powder once or twice a day, or one 350-400mg capsule a day.

Supplements That Aid Digestion

  • Digestive Enzymes: These are important for pets with IBD, as they can reduce intestinal distress. It’s crucial to use a quality enzyme product containing amylase, lipase, and protease. Dr. Jones’ COMPLETE Digestive Care Soft Chews are an example.

Innovative Treatments

  • 95% Curcumin (BCM-95): A high-potency turmeric extract, which has been shown to be more effective than standard curcumin in reducing the inflammatory burden of colitis.

IBD in pets is a challenging condition, but with the right combination of dietary management, supplements, and possibly herbal treatments, many dogs and cats can lead a healthier and more comfortable life. Always consult with a veterinarian to tailor a treatment plan suited to your pet’s specific needs.

P.S. There are many natural options for our dogs and cats with IBD, but it really is a frustrating disease to treat. It’s great to see that simple supplements such as Slippery Elm and Digestive Enzymes can help.

Dr. Jones’ Complete Digestive Care Soft Chews are a tasty and beneficial treat your dog will love! Our chews contain a proprietary Digestive Enzyme Blend and 2 Billion CFUs of beneficial Probiotics. These chews can help dogs with issues related to poor nutrient absorption, such as food allergies and sensitivities, Pancreatitis, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr Jones’ COMPLETE Digestive Care Soft Chews 

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