Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a disease which is difficult to diagnose.  Normally IBS 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.

Robert Mueller · July 23, 2019

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a disease which is difficult to diagnose.  Normally IBS 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 systems 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 
  • Abdominal pain

The most commonly prescribed treatment is supplementation with dietary fiber. A good suggestion is to add crushed flaxseed to the raw meat diet. A dog needs about 5% fiber in the diet to adequately form the stools and provide proper bowel function.  IBS is a chronic condition that overtime puts extra stress on the body forcing the immune system to work overtime. Many dogs with this condition benefit from our E-BARF Plus supplement. How? Made with mostly organic ingredients, this green super food supercharges your dog’s immune system while helping improve digestion. Its unique combination of prebiotics and probiotics promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria enhancing immune capacity while improving intestinal flora.  In fact, dogs regularly offered this supplement will have less chance of IBD flare-ups. Your dog will thank you! 

Raw Food Tip:

It’s interesting to note that wild dogs seem to be free of this disease.  Wild dogs search and find foods that are biologically appropriate and available. They eat what nature intended for them and as a result do not normally suffer from digestive issues.

- Robert Mueller, Sr.

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Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF Diets® patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF®) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. To receive more articles like these in your email inbox,click here to sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” weekly e-zine absolutely FREE!

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Zoa Rockenstein
Sep 05, 2019

I enjoyed the article on Irritable Bowel Syndrome and shared it with my closed and secret RiverRock German Shepherds Facebook Group consisting of around 125 puppy buyers. I will also share it on my public RiverRock German Shepherds FB page. German Shepherds, as a breed, have sensitive gut issues. They are prone to bloat, IBS, and EPI (genetic). Dogs at my kennel, who are fed BARF exclusively, have never suffered from any of these conditions. It keeps both show and performance dogs in top condition for competition. I recommend the BARF Lifestages diet to my puppy buyers and give each buyer a five-pound bag of frozen nuggets to take home with their new puppy.

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