pet health


Question by  nhoffer (27)

What is irritable bowel syndrome in animals like?

I think my dog has IBS.


Answer by  mb (5482)

This would be hard to diagnose but recurrent and intermittant periods of constipation and diarrhea would be the easiest way to tell.


Answer by  salsafoodie (3146)

Most of the common syndromes include accidental messes and mood swings. These are the most commons signs of irritable bowel syndrome.


Answer by  k9bubbles (74)

Pets with bowel conditions will have off and on constipation and diarrhea. Often times you will notice traces of mucus or blood in the stool also. Depending on the foods the animal eats the bowels will become irritated and bathroom habits will be inconsistent. Stress is generally a factor in this condition.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

These are the symptoms a dog with IBS may display: Stomach bloating, passing gas excessively, diarrhea or soft stool, increased frequency of defecating but passage of small volumes of stool, straining to defecate and vomiting. Some of these signs may be intermittent, so you definitely need to keep an eye out.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

If your dog has had an upset stomach for several weeks or months it may have IBS. Consult your veterinarian for medication or change in diet advice.

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