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DIARRHEA IN DOGS: ENLISTING ETIOLOGIES

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DIARRHEA IN DOGS | ENLISTING ETIOLOGIES

Diarrhea is the most common problem in puppies that are also a major cause of mortality in small puppies. Diarrhea is basically due to inflammation or injury to intestines (enteritis) that disrupt its normal functionality. Intestinal lesions may be due to:

  • Infections( from Bacterial, Viral or Parasitic)
  1. Bacterial:
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Clostridium perfringens.
  • Helicobacter spp.
  • Enteropathic E.coli.
  • Yersinia pestis.
  • Bacterial overgrowth syndrome or SIBO
  1. Viral:
  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine coronavirus
  1. Parasitic Worms:
  • Ancylostoma/Uncinaria
  • Trichuris Vulpis
  • Strogyloides
  • Toxocara canis
  • Taenia
  • Dipylidium
  1. Parasitic protozoans:
  • Giardia
  • Cystoisospora
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Neospora caninum

 

  • Toxins (ingested or produced by enterotoxin and enteropathogenic bacteria),
  • Problems in other organs (hepatitis, pancreatitis, peritonitis etc),
  • Abnormality in intestinal microflora (SIBO, IBD etc.),
  • Metabolic disorders (diabetes mellitus etc.),
  • Food intolerance.

Majority of diarrhea are due to mixed that may involve one or two of above factors.

DIARRHEA IN DOGS | ENLISTING ETIOLOGIES Diarrhea is the most common problem in puppies that are also a major cause of mortality in small puppies. Diarrhea is basically due to inflammation or injury to intestines (enteritis) that disrupt its normal functionality. Intestinal lesions may be due to: Infections( from Bacterial, Viral or Parasitic) Bacterial: Salmonella spp. Campylobacter spp. Clostridium perfringens. Helicobacter spp. Enteropathic E.coli. Yersinia pestis. Bacterial overgrowth syndrome or SIBO Viral: Canine Parvovirus Canine coronavirus Parasitic Worms: Ancylostoma/Uncinaria Trichuris Vulpis Strogyloides Toxocara canis Taenia Dipylidium Parasitic protozoans: Giardia Cystoisospora Cryptosporidium Neospora caninum   Toxins (ingested or produced by enterotoxin and enteropathogenic bacteria), Problems in other organs (hepatitis, pancreatitis, peritonitis etc), Abnormality in intestinal microflora (SIBO, IBD etc.), Metabolic disorders (diabetes mellitus etc.), Food intolerance. Majority of diarrhea are due to mixed that may involve one or two of above factors.

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