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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

…EPI in animals unfortunately do not develop until your around 85% of your pet’s pancreas is unable to secrete enzymes. Symptoms in dogs and cats include weight loss, problems with their coat, flatulence, coprophagia, diarrhoea and heightened appetite. In addition, you’ll notice that your pet’s stools are often yellow and grey in colour and have an excessively oily makeup. Diagnosing exocrine pancreatic insufficiency involves a simple blood test…

Cryptosporidium

…will ultimately lead to highly resistant bacteria. Anti-diarrhoea drugs are also useful to prevent diarrhoea and provide temporary release but remember that diarrhoea actually serves a function. In order to rid the body of the parasite, the immune system increases the amount of water delivered to the intestines resulting in diarrhoea. The most important steps you can take as a pet owner to protect your animals suffering from cryptosporidiosis…

Giardia

…outside the body and contain the mobile version of Giardia which are released when the cysts are in a new intestinal environment. As mentioned many dogs and cats carrying Giardia will never show signs of disease other than diarrhoea from time to time. Still more serious symptoms include drastic or steady weight loss, lethargy, changes in eating habits, and mucous in your pet’s feces. Since such symptoms are common amongst many gastro-intestinal…

Orphan Puppy and Kitten Care

…or powdered form. The powder is generally seen as better because it must be mixed with water so different dilutions can be made. In addition, there have been some notable side effects to these milk supplements, namely diarrhoea, which are not as severe when using the powder supplements. The powder must be mixed according to the manufacturers instructions and both the liquid and powder supplements should be stored in the freezer so they stay…

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