Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in dogs is a condition that results in chronic intestinal inflammation. It can be serious, painful, and even dangerous, and needs to be treated by your veterinarian to avoid other serious health conditions.
If your dog is suffering from recurrent or chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea resulting in weight loss and poor appetite, consult with your veterinarian to rule out IBD.
Inflammatory bowel disease can affect any dog breed, with German Shepherds, Yorkshire Terriers, and Cocker Spaniels being the most prone to gastrointestinal disorders. IBD is a group of digestive system diseases that are diagnosed by specific symptoms, and also by inflammation without an exact cause.
IBD can affect dogs of all ages, breeds, and sexes. The most common age for the onset of this disease is six years in dogs, though it may affect dogs younger than two years of age.
If you have a furry best friend suffering from IBD, your vet may have recommended a CBD pet tincture. In this article, we’ll discuss why CBD may be beneficial for inflammatory bowel disease in dogs. Keep in mind that IBD is a serious illness that is painful and dangerous to pets.
Fortunately, IBD in dogs can be prevented and treated after a cause has been detected. That said, CBD pet products may be beneficial for decreasing intestinal inflammation, and promoting weight gain.
Glucocorticosteroids are also used as an anti-inflammatory but suppress the immune system, whereas cannabidiol can strengthen the immune system keeping your dog healthy and free of disease and infection.