Digestion is the most important metabolic activity of human beings and animals. In the case of pets, we need to take exclusive care of our fur babies. This abdominal discomfort can cause a change in behavior as well as the painful life of your beloved pet. This is high time to take good care and give them proper treatment for this abdominal discomfort. Let us talk about the abdominal discomfort in pets, causes, symptoms, and management protocol of treatment with the side-effect-free homeopathic veterinary medicinal remedy.
Dr. Sakshi Sharma, MVSc, J&K
What is abdominal Discomfort?
Abdominal discomfort is known to be caused by many possible disorders. Acute discomfort often indicates an underlying disorder that will have to be addressed in order to resolve the problem. Though abdominal pain experienced by your dog may be difficult for you to recognize, a change in your pet’s behavior will always help to identify it. Take your dog to see the veterinarian by scheduling an appointment any time that you suspect your pet is acting differently. In the case of abdominal pain, any underlying pathology will need to be treated without delay because there may be a risk of illnesses such as an obstruction, tumor or organ disease.
Symptoms of abdominal discomfort:
By observing your dog on a day-to-day basis, you may recognize changes that could signal abdominal pain. Because abdominal pain is occurring due to a secondary condition, there can be several symptoms that can be noticed are given below:
- Change, alteration, or extreme difference in posture
- Difficulty rising from a lying down position
- Vocalization of pain
- Abnormal breathing pattern
- Swollen, tense abdomen
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Bloody, mucous diarrhea
Types of abdominal discomfort
The abdominal discomfort experienced by dogs can be of two types, which are classified as infectious or non-infectious. Within these two categories there can be various causes of abdominal pain:
– e.g. kidney failure
- Peritoneal Cavity
– e.g. trauma or sepsis
– e.g. urethral obstruction, pyelonephritis
– e.g. pancreatitis, bloat, stomach ulcers, ruptured bile duct, fatty liver
– e.g. a ruptured pyometra (a uterus infection) or testicular torsion
- Infectious Disease
– e.g. a viral or bacterial infection
– e.g. trauma to the abdominal muscle or intervertebral disc disease
e.g. ruptured tumor
Reasons for abdominal discomfort:
There can be countless reasons that your dog may experience abdominal discomfort. The presence of this type of discomfort could be serious, and can quickly lead to a dangerous and life-threatening situation if not addressed immediately. Some of the possible causes are listed below:
- Intestinal intussusception
- Peritonitis (inflammation of the abdominal lining)
- Ischemia (inadequate blood supply to an organ or part of the body)
- Gastrointestinal obstruction
- Obstipation (severe constipation)
- Parasitic infection
- Distension of the gastrointestinal tract
- Gastrointestinal ulcer
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Intervertebral disc disease
Another important reason could be stool eating in dogs
The scientific term for the habit of stool-eating is coprophagia.
Dogs eat stool for a variety of reasons. Some are normal and some are signs of an underlying issue. It’s normal and somewhat common for dogs to eat the stools of another species, but it’s uncommon for adult dogs to eat their own stools or another dog’s stools. The reasons your dogs are eating stools can be:
- They are nursing their babies and eat their stools to clean them.
- The stools appear tasty to them than food.
- They want your attention.
- They have the psychological or nervous disorders.
- They have separation anxiety.
- They are scared of punishment.
Treatment for abdominal discomfort :
Treatment will always depend on the cause of abdominal discomfort. If the cause is general, treatment will include intravenous fluids to assure that electrolyte levels are balanced, and nutritional needs are met. Medicines to prevent vomiting or nausea can also be administered. These steps can help to stabilize a pet.
Pain therapy is another important part of the treatment. Gastrointestinal protectants, antidiarrhoeal medicines, and antibiotics (if required) are important, too.
For example, Parvovirus should be treated with intravenous fluids to replace the loss of sodium and potassium, and medicine will be given to control vomiting. In case of life-threatening bloat, the use of intravenous fluids and the passing of a tube through the mouth and into the stomach to release gas should be made. Sometimes surgery is required if the case is of a twisted stomach.
If surgery is essential, for example in a severe case of bloat or a problem like a gastrointestinal obstruction, intravenous fluids for stabilization, pain therapy (analgesics), antibiotics, and supportive care will be part of the treatment protocol.
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