IBS-IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
This hard to diagnose disease is discovered after a process of elimination. After eliminating other infectious, inflammatory, and certain parasitic diseases, a presumptive diagnosis of IBS is suggested. Related to the similar disease in humans, where it is called spastic or nervous colon, this disease affects the large bowel. The clinical symptoms include-passage of small amounts of mucoid stool with or without painful defecation and increased frequency of defecation. Stools can be soft, formed, or watery diarrhea. Additional symptoms include bloating, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
The most commonly prescribed treatment is supplementation with dietary fiber. A good suggestion is to add crushed flaxseed to the raw food diet. A dog needs about 5% fiber in the diet to adequately form the stools and provide proper bowel function. In fact ,dogs that are regularly fed this way will likely have less chance of ever suffering from this condition.