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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD / IBS) Comfort Kit

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Natural Support For IBD In Dogs And Cats

Pet Care Tips 2 min read
Golden Retriever is laying on the floor next to a British Shorthair cat. IBD in dogs and cats

What is IBD in Dogs and Cats?

Inflammatory cells invade the gastrointestinal tract.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in dogs and cats is a common gastrointestinal issue. When a pet suffers from IBD, inflammatory cells inside the body invade the gastrointestinal tract (GI), including the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. Once inflammatory cells enter the GI tract, they may disrupt normal function such as absorption and peristalsis (movement through the intestines). Different factors can lead to this condition, like imbalances in the immune system, food allergies, bacteria, and parasites. However, in many cases, there may be no apparent cause.

Is there a Difference Between IBD and IBS?

Although diarrhea is a common symptom in both IBD and IBS, IBD refers to an inflammation in the gut caused by an autoimmune response in the body. In contrast, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) refers to colitis caused by stress. In IBS, symptoms tend to reverse once the cause of stress is removed, whereas IBD treatment requires medication and nutritional therapy.

Symptoms of IBD

It is not unusual for your pet to get diarrhea or vomit here and there: it may just be something that didn’t sit well in their tummy, maybe they’ve overeaten, or, in some cases, they haven’t eaten enough. If your furkiddo begins to vomit and the stools are frequently on the softer side, it’s essential to keep an eye on them and to watch out for these other symptoms:

  • Straining to defecate (possible blood in the stool)
  • Loss in appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
Small white Maltese dog and a black and white cat eating out of a red food bowl on the floor of a kitchen. IBD in dogs and cats

Treatment and Support for IBD in Dogs and Cats

When it comes to managing your pet’s IBD symptoms, it generally consists of a combination of medication and nutrient therapy. Changes to your pet’s diet help play a key role in getting on top of IBD symptoms since the cause may be related to food allergies, so we highly recommend hypoallergenic diets and food trials. A personalized nutrition plan for anyone interested in home cooking for pets is also a great option; our in-house holistic vet, Dr. Amanda, can create one based on your furkiddo’s unique needs. Dogs and cats with IBD should also not be given any treats unless your vet approves them. Pets that suffer from diarrhea would greatly benefit from a diet higher in fiber.

Natural supplements may offer helpful support for IBD. The NHV Inflammatory Bowel Disease Comfort Kit can help support dogs and cats suffering from IBD or IBS. The Kit contains two supplements:

NHV Inulin-PK: This gentle formula has many beneficial properties that can help repair damage caused by parasites or IBD. It is formulated to support GI tract healing, and it may help protect/regenerate the liver as well.

NHV Plantaeris: A blend of soothing herbs that help maintain normal bowel function and may help alleviate spasms and digestive discomfort.

NHV Yucca: Can help provide relief for inflammation, digestion, appetite, and help with overall discomfort. 

For any questions or concerns about inflammatory bowel disease in dogs and cats or advice on natural supplements, tap the button below to chat with one of our pet experts. We’re always happy to help!

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Published: November 17, 2021

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