Have a dog or cat suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease? This can be tough to watch, and tough to live with. Major IBD cases can mean living with a pet that has major and frequent diarrhea issues and vomiting.
How to possibly help their condition? By examining exactly what you are feeding.
IBD is a condition caused by feeding something that possibly cannot be broken down by the GI tract. Feeding something that is very difficult to process every day, can create inflammation in the small intestine, leading to frequent bouts of loose stool and diarrhea.
Our recommendation – to try going off dry kibble type foods and looking for a dehydrated option like Honest Kitchen or Grandma Lucy Pure Performance. These foods are minimally processed, and are easier to break down and pass through the digestive track and system. Over time, inflammation and irritation can subside, helping your pet to overcome chronic IBD symptoms.
Herbs that could possibly help…
- Psyllium Husk – Binds the stool and helps the body excrete waste for effectively.
- Slippery Elm – Reduces GI inflammation and soothes the digestive tract and tissue.
- Probiotic – Adding a probiotic can do amazing things for those struggling with digestive and bowel issues. We recommend not using an animal probiotic, and getting a brand like Jarrows or Natren. They are much more balanced and actually work!
- Fennel Seed – Ground fennel seed helps move food through the digestive tract, and assists cats and dogs struggling with major GI inflammation.
- Olive Leaf Extract – Works to heal and fix the gut. It also boosts immune function and is antiviral and antifungal in nature.