Showing posts with label dog IBD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dog IBD. Show all posts
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Understanding 3 Letter Digestive Diseases In Pets: PLE, EPI, IBS & IBD

Has your beloved pet been dealing with the complexities of a 3-letter digestive ailment?  PLE, EPI, IBD, IBS—these seemingly straightforward acronyms may sound simple, but their implications are far-reaching and can significantly impact your pet's well-being.  What's the common thread in these alphabet conditions? Poor digestion, malabsorption, food intolerances and a lot of discomfort for your pet.

Let's take a closer look at each of these three-letter digestive diseases.  To start, let's understand what they stand for: PLE (Protein-Losing Enteropathy), EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). These conditions, while having distinct characteristics, share a common theme of causing digestive issues in pets.

Protein-Losing Enteropathy (PLE): PLE is a condition where the intestines lose proteins, leading to inadequate protein levels in the bloodstream. This can result in edema, weight loss, and malnutrition. Exploring the causes, symptoms, and available treatments for PLE will provide a comprehensive understanding of this particular digestive ailment.

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI): EPI occurs when the pancreas fails to produce sufficient digestive enzymes, hindering the proper breakdown of food. This leads to malabsorption, nutrient deficiencies, and weight loss. Delving into the reasons behind EPI, the signs to watch for, and effective management strategies can offer valuable insights for pet owners.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): IBD is characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. This condition can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and discomfort. Discussing the triggers of IBD, diagnostic methods, and the role of inflammation in the digestive system will shed light on managing this challenging ailment in pets.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): IBS involves chronic gastrointestinal symptoms without visible signs of inflammation. While not fully understood, it can lead to discomfort and changes in bowel habits. Exploring the factors contributing to IBS in pets and strategies for alleviating symptoms will empower pet owners to address this condition effectively.

If your cat or dog is facing these challenges,  there is hope. Since 2005, Ask Ariel has been helping pet owners manage the symptoms of digestive conditions using diet changes, enzymes and probiotics.  Our natural treatments for dog and cat IBD, IBS, PLE and EPI can have a transformative affect on your pet's health.  No one wants to be cleaning up constantly after diarrhea messes or seeing their pets suffering from cramps, tummy rumbling and pain.  Let's work together so that you can put your cat or dog's digestive ailment on "auto-correct" 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

We Say Goodbye To Tally

We received sad news that Tally, a long time furry client, passed away. He was a Beagle/Golden Retriever mix that had a diagnosis of anal gland cancer in 2011.  He also had a lifelong issue with IBS and later liver disease. His owner, Michelle, shared these thoughts with us.
"Tally has passed on after a huge decline in health during his last week of life.  Tally was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 11. While several people thought I should put him down, I would never do that without a fight.....this is when I discovered Ask Ariel.  Susan Blake Davis recommended a diet and supplements that dramatically improved Tally's quality of life that allowed him to beat the odds and live an additional 5-1/2 years to the age of almost 16. Susan Blake Davis is gifted and amazing!  Up until 2 weeks before Tally passed on, he was doing fast runs around the house. I will be forever thankful for Ask Ariel."
Michelle, Pennsylvania 2016

Tally’s supplements included:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Best Probiotic For Pets

A healthy balance of gut bacteria is vital to the welfare of your pet.  For cats and dogs, the digestive tract is the most important (and largest) immune organ in their body.  A proper ratio of good-to-bad bacteria is essential to insure their immune system is working properly.  If the good bacteria balance is upset, it can result in a multitude of digestive disorders, which if left untreated, could lead to a more serious illness.

The fine balance of good-to bad bacteria can be effected by both physical and emotional stressors. Physical stressors can include; poor diet, illness and/or medications such as steroids and antibiotics, or chronic digestive issues (such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease). Emotional stressors can be anything that upsets the normal routine or your cat (travel or change in living situations).

 Power Probiotics for Pets is a multi-strain formula, 3rd party tested for purity and is guaranteed to survive your pet's stomach acid.  The friendly bacteria organisms in this product will help correct any bacterial imbalance and help healthy cells to thrive in the gastrointestinal tract. It can help with improving digestion and detoxification. It can also help your pet fight infections, with overall immune system support.

Here's what Dexter's Mom had to say about the Power Probiotic:

“I want to thank you for the Power Probiotic. This product is amazing! Dexter (my black 6-month old Toy Poodle) slept awesome last night! Better than he has in weeks! I forgot to give him his usual Probiotic pill at 10pm last night. Well, he got up and walked around a little at 2:45am and seemed a little uncomfortable, so I got up and gave him a 1/2 capsule of Power Probiotic and we went back to bed and I didn't hear a peep out of him until 7:00am. No stomach gurgling, no burping, no nasal congestion, no incessant scratching, no more pacing the floor...Yay! This was the 4th night of Power Probiotic, so I really think they are helping. Thank you so much for creating this product and for really caring about our babies!!”
Cheryl Smith, Orange County, CA