Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Description: Also called Inflammatory Bowel Disease or Syndrome or IBD, a condition of chronic inflammation in the small or large intestine. This causes the body's normal digestive functions to become irregular and typically painful and uncomfortable for the animal. May be related to stress, food allergies, infection or parasites.
Symptoms: Symptoms include constipation, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, gas, and irregular bowel movements.
Treatment: May require anti-inflammatory medication. Often times, adjusting the animal to a proper and regular diet specific to its needs will help.

Breeds prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome include: