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Lactose Intolerance in Dogs

What is lactose intolerance in dogs?

When dealing with dog lactose intolerance this is a very ordinary issue. Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder that makes it hard for the dog’s stomach to break down the sugar that is in milk. The reason that the dog’s stomach cannot break down the sugar is because the dog does not have the enzyme known as lactase which is found in the small intestine. If you need more information regarding lactose intolerance in dogs you can read below where the many Experts have provided answers.

What could cause a dog to have bloody stool and vomiting?

Case notes: The dog was given ice cream.

Most likely your dog is like many dog’s. Most dogs are lactose intolerance so most dairy products will make the dog very sick. Many dog’s that are lactose intolerant and do eat dairy products become very sick. The dog may have diarrhea, upset stomach and even vomiting. One possible reason for the bloody stool may because the dog may have a severe case of diarrhea.

How can you treat constipation in a dog?

There are several ways that you can treat constipation in a dog. Probably the best way to help the dog would be to try giving the dog milk. The reason for this is most dogs are lactose intolerant so the milk can act as a laxative. Also you may try increasing the dog’s water intake because the more hydrated the dog is the softer that the stool is so it may be much easier for the dog to pass. There is another options you may try giving your dog Miralax this is an over the counter laxative that eases the passing of stool. You can try ¼ teaspoon about every 12 hours.

Will a dog that ate chocolate ice cream get sick?

In most cases chocolate ice cream will not harm the dog. Now if the dog has pancreatitis, the dog might get sick because ice cream has fats in it that upset the dog’s stomach. On the other hand some dogs are lactose intolerant with that being said then the dog may get sick. The dog may have cramps, diarrhea and many other symptoms.

Could milk that was added to a puppies food make it sick and cause panting a lot?

Most dogs are lactose intolerant this means that their stomach cannot handle cow’s milk. If you are adding the milk to soften the food you might try adding puppy milk replacer to the puppy’s food that is if the puppy is eight weeks or younger. The panting is most likely from the puppy being nervous, you dogs normally pant very heavily while sleeping.

In many households people have a dog as a pet, most owner do not know that most dogs are lactose intolerant. This is a very common condition for dogs but can be serious if not taken care of quickly. There are many way that you can treat a dog that is having symptoms of lactose intolerance. For more information on lactose intolerance in dogs you can contact the thousands of Experts for fast and affordable answers.

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