FOR SOLVING DIGESTIVE
Enriched with Probiotic
PRO-VET.® INTESTINAL compleet en gebalanceerd droog dieetvoer voor kittens (vanaf 3 maanden) en volwassen katten van alle rassen met gastro-intestinale aandoeningen, ter vermindering van acute intestinale absorptiestoornissen.
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Diarrhea - is an abnormally frequent, unformed stool. In most cases, increased intestinal motility is observed. As a rule, overeating leads to this. In this case, an overflow of the colon and an accelerated withdrawal of the chyme to the lower sections of the colon occurs.
Diarrhea is the most common sign of bowel disease. Food passes through the small intestine in about 8 hours; it absorbs 80% of water and most of the nutrients. In the colon, concentration and accumulation of metabolic products occurs. Finally, a well-formed stool is removed from the intestines. Normally, there is no mucus, blood or undigested food in it.
The passage of chyme in the intestinal tract is accelerated for several reasons. When food passes quickly through the intestines, it is not completely digested and enters the rectum in liquid form. This mechanism is the cause of most diarrhea occurring in a short period of time.
Irritant substances that cause diarrhea by cats include carrion, rodents and birds; garbage and spoiled products; fatty foods, salt, vegetable oils and animal fat; wood chips, rags, grass, paper and plastic.
Since cats are extremely picky about food, toxic poisoning is extremely rare. Often such poisoning occurs by accident - when caring for their coat or paws. These substances also irritate the stomach and cause vomiting.
Some cats (and sometimes kittens) do not have the lactose enzyme, which curdles milk, so they do not absorb it as well as some dairy products. Since in this case the lactose is not absorbed, it prevents the reabsorption of water in the small intestine, what makes the cat to defecate more frequently and in larger volume.
In some cases, there is intolerance or allergy to certain products. Sometimes minor deviations in the cat's diet can cause diarrhea.
Diarrhea can also be of a psycho-emotional cause: due to over-excitation or fear, for example, at an exhibition or at the veterinarian.
When trying to investigate the causes of diarrhea, it is necessary to decide whether the disease is localized in the small or large intestine. Start by examining the color, texture, smell and frequency of bowel movements, as well as the general condition of the cat.
- Normally, the colour of the stool is brown.
- Yellow or greenish stools indicate a rapid passage (small intestine).
- Black, tarry colour indicates bleeding in the upper digestive tract.
- Bloody stool (blood or vein) indicate bleeding in the large intestine.
- Doughy, light stools indicate the absence of bile (liver disease).
- Abundant, gray, with the rancid smell of stool indicates a violation of digestion or absorption.
- Soft voluminous stool indicates overeating or eating foods high in fiber.
- Watery stool indicates irritation of the wall of the small intestine (severe infections and toxins, for example, acute enteritis) with rapid passage of intestinal contents and violation of its absorption.
- Foamy/frothy stool indicates the probability of an infection.
- Fatty stool (often with oily hair around the anus) indicates malabsorption - damage to the pancreas (malabsorption).
- The more watery the stool, the sharper the fetid smell.
- Food-like smell, or soured milk smell - due to accelerated passage and malabsorption, for example, overfeeding puppies.
- Putrid smell - probability of an intestinal infection or the presence of blood in the feces (for example, panleukopenia in cats).
- Several times per hour, in small portions, with tension - presumably colitis (inflammation of the colon).
- Three or four times a day, in large portions - presumably malabsorption or disorder of the small intestine.
- A week or longer - speaks of a chronic disease, for example: colitis, inflammation of the intestines, parasitic infestation or malabsorption syndrome.
Diarrhea - is a symptom, not a disease. First of all, exclude milk and dairy products from your dog's diet - this will not affect its diet, since the absence of such products will not affect the cat. Diarrhea, associated with overfeeding, which is characterized by a single, abundant, loose stool, can be stopped by reducing the amount of food, and a three-time feeding in small portions. If diarrhea is associated with a change of water, use the water that is usual for the dog. If it is associated with the consumption of irritating and toxic substances, it is necessary to identify them, as specific antidotes may be required.
Food allergies or food intolerances, can be eliminated by the removal of specific products from the dog food, and in this case, we recommend you to use the medical diet PRO-VET.® Intestinal. After the stopping of diarrhea, the dog should be put on a diet or normal dry food should gradually be introduced, trying to identify the allergen. If it is identified, it should be excluded from the dog’s menu. Diarrhea lasting more than 24 hours requires emergency assistance of a veterinarian, since this leads to dehydration of the body, threatening with a collapse (acute vascular insufficiency, which occurs with sudden onset of weakness due to insufficient blood supply to the brain caused by a decrease in the amount of circulating blood) and shock. If there is bloody diarrhea or it is accompanied by vomiting, emergency care of a veterinarian is also required. Also, to investigate the cause of diarrhea that lasts more than a week, requires special methods of examination and dynamic observation of the veterinarian.
|Available probiotics, prebiotics and chelated minerals||
Help to promote a stronger immune system, reduce gastrointestinal problems and create a healthy balance of bacteria in the intestine.
extra rich in prebiotics:
|Bind themselves to problematic intestinal bacteria, as a result of which they do not adhere to the intestinal wall. Are also fermented by the positive bacteria in the intestine, supporting their growth, and herewith, the intestinal function/health.|
High content of fermentable fiber and electrolyte, wheat-free formula.
||Helps to compensate for the loss of electrolytes in the case of diarrhea. Help to reduce the chance of a food allergy and thus, contribute to good digestion.|
|High-quality and easily digestible protein sources.||Help to reduce food intolerances and prevent diarrhea.|
|Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids of the omega-3 family (EPA+DHA)||Stimulates the immune function. Improves the condition of skin in atopic disease. Diminishes risk of cancer, kidney failure and osteoarthritis.|
|Average content of protein and fat and high content of carbohydrate.||Promotes the absorption of nutrients.|
|Rich in Fibres with High Viscosity (FHV)||Decreases risk of diabetes mellitus and hairball formation. Stimulates gut motility and advances the faeces consistency.|
|Added Fibres with Low Viscosity (FLV)||Stimulates gut motility and controls hairball formation.|
|Added Yucca Extract||Yucca Schidigera extract is decreased the level of the content of the nitric compounds, such as ammonium, urea, nitrites and nitrates in the digestive tract and implicated in the processes of metabolism by animals; it also facilitates the decrease of the extraction of harmful gases and disgusting smells, which emanate from the extractions of animals. The useful qualities of Yucca facilitate
also an improvement in the functioning of digestive system. The naturally plant substratum of Yucca Schidigera is noted by its unique protivoartritnymi, antipyretic and antifungal properties and recoman-ded for the preventive maintenance of dysbacteriosis, intestinal disorders and with the excessive gas formation. Extract is contained a significant quantity of vitamin C, Beta-karotina (provitamin A), calcium (Ca), gland (F), magnesium (Mg), niacin (vitamin B3, vitamin PP), phosphorus (P) and group vitamin-B.