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Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs - Some Facts and Food for Thought

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Dogs with chronic diarrhea are commonly encountered in the veterinary practice setting. The problem may be intermittent and recurring or persistent in nature.

    Causes of chronic diarrhea include primary gastrointestinal disorders as well as diseases that do not originate from within the GI tract (i.e. a manifestation of a pancreatic, liver, kidney, cardiovascular, or other disorder).
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    Findings of a study that examined the causes of chronic diarrhea in dogs - in a clinical setting - are revealed in this Specialty Update. These findings are helpful for guiding clinicians in their approach to the diagnosis and management of dogs with chronic diarrhea.

    Discussion includes:
    * Food, antibiotic, and steroid responsive enteropathies
    * Primary vs. secondary enteropathy and their frequency of diagnosis in a population of dogs with chronic diarrhea
    * The value of a GI biopsy for differentiating between the big 3 causes of inflammatory enteropathy
    * Rethinking the approach to the initial management of patients with chronic diarrhea

    Running time:  12 mins
    Viewer Ratings: 4.2 / 5 stars

    Free registration for Premium Membership subscribers Basic Member Fee: $15.95
  • Sponsor: VetVine
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Zenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $15.95

Featured Publications

The following journal articles or textbook chapters have been selected as Supplements to this event. You can elect to purchase them as part of a discounted seminar package fee.
Prepaid CE Subscribers will be assessed a supplement fee for articles purchased.

  • Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Disease

    Canine and Feline Nutrition (Third Edition), 2011, Chapter 35, Pages 455-478. Authors: Linda P. Case, Leighann Daristotle, Michael G. Hayek,...  more
  • Unconventional Diets for Dogs and Cats

    Veterinary Clinics of North America, 2006, Vol 36, pp 1269-1281. Author: KE Michel. Fee: $7.95; Login to Purchase and Download

- There is a growing demand for the use of integrative medicine in veterinary medicine.
- Evidence-based research using integrative medicine in veterinary patients with lower urinary tract diseases is scarce.
- Translational research with animal models of human lower urinary tract disease (LUTD) is an opportunity to expand our knowledge of etiopathogenesis and identifying complementary treatments.
- Translational evidence-based research is needed to accelerate the use of integrative health care in both human and veterinary medicine where there is a concern for antimicrobial resistance.

Urinary Tract Infections

- Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon)

- Mannose

- Probiotics

- Acupuncture


- D,L-Methionine

- Probiotics

- N-3 Fatty Acids in Urolithiasis and Urinary Tract Tumors


- Herbs and Urolithiasis


Current Therapeutic Strategy
Drugs Commonly Used in the Treatment of Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Feline Conditions That Can Be Considered for Probiotic Supplementation
Stem Cells
Considerations Regarding Stem Cell Therapy in Cats

This package includes 2 publications: 1) Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease - August's Consulta...  more