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Intestinal Disorder (Loss of Motility) in Dogs



As ileus is the result of some other underlying disease, treating the underlying cause is of utmost importance for resolution of this problem. For example, your veterinarian will use fluid therapy to address fluid and electrolyte derangements, which is common in dogs with ileus. In some dogs, drugs to enhance intestinal motility are also given to stimulate intestinal movements.  During treatment, your veterinarian will use a stethoscope to listen to the abdomen in order to find the status gut sounds and motility.


Living and Management


If the primary underlying cause is identified and corrected, the prognosis is excellent in affected animals. But determining the exact underlying cause may be difficult in some animals. Follow directions given by your veterinarian regarding care and nutrition of your dog, and call your veterinarian immediately if you see any untoward symptom in your dog.


In patients with a history of infections, regular temperature monitoring may be required at home. If medicines are prescribed for your dog, strictly follow the exact frequency and dosage of each drug. In addition, do not stop or alter treatment prior to consulting with your veterinarian.



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