Celiac Disease In Dogs

Celiac disease is caused by gluten intolerance.
http://www.vetinfo.com/celiac-disease-in-dogs.html   (you may need to copy and paste the link)
Symptoms include:
  • Chronic diarrhea, with mucus, due to the irritation of the digestive tract
  • Constipation—the dog may not eliminate for several days
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Weight loss or the dog is not able to gain weight, regardless of the amount of food he consumes
  • General state of weakness
  • I read a story years ago about a GSD that had constant seizures and the owner decided to put the dog down.
    When he went to the vet they decided to try something in the thinking that gluten was the cause of the seizures.  Gluten builds up in the brain of an intolerant patient and the seizure is the body’s way of ridding itself of the gluten.
    This dog was put on a gluten free diet and thrived – n0 more seizures.
    Unfortunately months later a neighbor gave the dog a piece of toast when it came for a visit.  The dog later had a seizure causing it to run in the street and get hit by a car and did not survive.
    This is the vet that helped this dog.
    http://dogtorj.com/
    More info here:
    http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/2009/11/10/celiac-awareness/
    I apologize for this blog being all clumped together.  The space bar is not working correctly.
    Patty
    www.snowcolabradors.com

    2 thoughts on “Celiac Disease In Dogs

    1. I have a rescue weim that exhibited all the symtoms listed for celiac disease. Over the past four years he has seen several vets, and while lots of tests have been done, testing his tolerance for gluten was not one of them. After watching an episode of DIRTY JOBS that featured a company called Green Tripe that processes raw food for dogs (and in sheer desperation) I decided to try a raw food diet. What a difference! And now that I have finally “connected all the dots” and have switched to gluten free dog treats as well as the raw food, my dog is totally symton free.

      I would highly recommend trying a raw diet (warning – its pretty digusting stuff) for any dog.

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