Everyone loves dogs. In the United States alone there are over 42.5 million households with pet dogs in their care. With their cute muzzles, floppy ears, and unerring loyalty, we can’t help but love them.
Which is why when there’s a problem with our dogs, we want to do everything in our power to help them and prevent it from ever happening again.
Colitis in dogs is a problem that could potentially affect any dog at any time. So knowing everything about it beforehand will help you to know exactly what to do when you notice it affecting your beloved pooch.
Continue reading to learn more about it.
A Quick Explanation of Colitis in Dogs
Colitis means “inflammation of the colon.” It happens when there is swelling in the digestive tract, leading to painful diarrhea that is often bloody and can cause potential damage to the large intestine. If your dog suffers from a chronic case of diarrhea, there’s a good 50% chance that he has colitis. Read more Colitis in Dogs: What You Should Be Watching For