Colitis in Dogs

by | Jan 21, 2023 | Uncategorized

Inflammation in a dog’s colon, also known as the large intestine, is referred to as colitis generally.
The small intestine is followed by the colon as the final component of the digestive system.
The majority of the nutrients in food have already been absorbed by the time it reaches a dog’s colon, but any undigested food that is still present is further broken down by the colon’s huge, natural bacterial population.
Water is absorbed by the colon as well, so when it is inflamed and its cells are not operating properly, water absorption is impaired and it is ejected as diarrhoea.

There are two forms of colitis in dogs:

Acute colitis refers to a sudden onset of symptoms that typically lasts only a few days. We see this often in dogs, and it usually clears up on its own.

Chronic colitis lasts for longer—from weeks to months. With chronic colitis, your dog will have multiple episodes of symptoms that keep coming and going, or symptoms that simply keep going. Either way, chronic colitis in dogs often requires a medical workup.