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Chronic diarrhea in dogs

Are you looking for a solution to diarrhea affecting dogs? Here’s the possible causes and the feeding advice in the event of chronic diarrhea in dogs.

Dog diarrhea

Diarrhea is the formation and emission of stools of varying liquidity, often accompanied by flatulence and borborygmi (intestinal noises).

Are diarrhea and enteritis synonymous? No, they aren’t. Enteritis is an inflammatory process which, however, inevitably causes diarrheal phenomena.

Diarrhea in dogs is the body’s natural mechanism to rapidly remove toxic or infectious substances that have penetrated through the oral cavity. In practice, the body notably accelerates the intestinal contents’ transit speed to rapidly expel any unwanted substances. The natural consequence is feces with a varying level of liquidity, the result of a lacking absorption of the ingested food.

On the contrary, enteritis is an intestinal inflammatory process which causes diarrheal phenomena due to the inflammation of the organ.

Differences between chronic diarrhea in dogs and acute diarrhea

It’s important to distinguish between acute and chronic diarrhea in dogs. The first, especially if not accompanied by fever and ailment, is fundamentally harmless and self-limiting: once the expulsion of unwanted substances is over, it spontaneously disappears without the need for any medication. Applying an adequate amount of lactic ferments may help.

Chronic diarrhea, on the other hand, can be the result of chronic inflammation, which requires appropriate therapy. Fortunately, in most cases, it is a symptom of "simple" food intolerance, but simple only if you know how to identify the food or foods causing the problem.

What’s causing these dog intestinal problems?

Beyond those forms which have always existed, currently the most frequent cause of enteritis and chronic diarrhea is an intolerance towards one or more foods. Food intolerances, a continuously increasing issue within both veterinary and human medicine, result in the organism responding via inflammation phenomena of the most sensitive part (the “target organ”). The inflammation of the target organ is often the only visible sign of a food intolerance phenomenon.

If an intolerance towards one or more foods targets the intestine, the only valid solution to treat the consequent enteritis, and prevent any relapses, is changing the food. In fact, even a single intake of a food that the body recognizes as toxic will cause an inflammatory process lasting several days. If this food continues to be fed, the inflammatory process will inevitably become chronic.

Chronic diarrhea in dogs: the solution

The solution is changing to a food with high quality ingredients which are strictly controlled and sourced from uncontaminated areas, possibly enriched with botanical substances.

FORZA10 INTESTINAL Active represents the specific Active Line diet developed to help all dogs with chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal problems which don’t respond satisfactorily to conventional therapy.

FORZA0 was born with a clear goal: offering the best nutritional solution to food intolerance in dogs. We have carried out over 25 scientific researches in collaboration with universities, research institutes and independent researchers, publishing them in prestigious international scientific journals. They are all freely accessible on FORZA10’s website, rendering them a heritage for all.

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