Dog Hemorrhoids

Published: 13th December 2008
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Dogs are the preferred pets of many people across the world. As much as we may love dogs, they have to be taken care of as they can suffer from many similar diseases as we suffer from. And one of the many diseases dogs suffer from is dog hemroids.

Like us, dog hemorrhoids occur with straining during bowel movements and when the dog sits in the same position for extended periods of time. Dog hemroids occur in the rectum with the straining of blood vessels, because of some medical condition, old age, poor diet and pregnancy. By bearing these points in mind, you will be able to recognize the dog hemorrhoids disorder and get the right treatment for the dog as soon as possible.

Blood in the stools is a sign of dog hemorrhoids

The first and most prominent symptom of dog hemorrhoids is blood in the stool. In addition to blood in the stool, the dog will also experience itching, pain and blood because of the hemorrhoids. These symptoms are more prominent if the dog suffers from external dog hemorrhoids.

You should get an idea your dog is suffering from dog hemorrhoids when it tries to deal with the burning and itching of hemorrhoids by dragging his or her torso on the ground. Internal hemorrhoids are obviously internal, and cannot be seen by your eyes. It is only the blood in the stools that give you an idea that the dog is suffering from dog hemorrhoids.

It is important that you consult your doctor if you have the slightest doubt that your dog is suffering from dog hemroids. The vet will be able to diagnose the dog and confirm if it is really suffering from dog hemorrhoids as there are other diseases that have similar symptoms. This is why it is not advised to medicate dog hemorrhoids on your own, at home.

Suppositories and creams are used for treating dog hemroids

The treatment for dog hemorrhoids is similar to the treatment for human hemorrhoids, and is through suppositories if the hemorrhoids are internal and with cream if the hemorrhoids are external. If the vet suggests, sometimes surgery will have to be resorted for treating dog hemorrhoids.

Remember that if treated on time, dog hemorrhoids are not a dangerous disease. However it is if it is left untreated that it may lead to cancer. Moreover, when dog hemorrhoids are not treated, over the passage of time, the hemorrhoids will lead to an increase in the discomfort and pain associated with dog hemorrhoids.

Make changes in the dog's diet

As a poor diet and constipation is one of the causes for dog hemorrhoids, it is better to make changes in your dog's diet for continual relief from dog hemorrhoids. A hemorrhoid diet is one that has more of fibre to make stools soft, and to help avoid constipation.

Besides increasing the fiber content of the diet, make sure the dog has sufficient water that helps in softening stools and that the dog has some exercise in his day to day routine. Inactivity is another leading cause for hemorrhoids. Once all these tips are implemented in the daily routine of the dog, dog hemroids will soon be a rarity for the dog.

The writer of this article is Mr.Himanshu Narang .......For more information please contact Mr. Himanshu Narang

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