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Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Dogs



Outpatient medical management is the most common method of treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. It is highly recommended that dogs that have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome be fed a diet that is highly digestible and has a high volume of fiber in order to help restore and maintain the normal bodily function of the digestive tract. If there are signs of highly stressful elements within your dog's environment, it is also recommended that you make attempts to remove these elements.


Living and Management


Following initial treatment, you will need to monitor your dog's stool consistency and watch for signs of constipation and abdominal discomfort.




Minimize any stressful factors in your dog's environment that might precipitate an episode of irritable bowel syndrome and work to maintain a healthy, highly digestible diet if it is known that your dog has a medically diagnosed condition of irritable bowel syndrome. Your veterinarian will be able to guide you in planning a diet that is highest in nutrition and is in accordance with your dog's breed, age, and activity level.



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