Canine distemper is a viral disease that can be found among dogs all over the world. It can affect all areas of the dog’s body and can also be fatal. Is it usually transmitted through contact with respiratory secretions. K9 distemper severely depresses pet owners as they know that it is dangerous to a dog’s health. But it is very important to make them exercise for an hour or two, as it makes a good impact on the dog’s mental and physical health.
An animal’s feces eating habit is called Coprophagia. This includes the consumption of feces of other animals or animal’s own stools. It’s perhaps most common among the domestic pet dogs and probably very annoying for the pet owner than it is hazardous to the health of the dog. Frequent checkups are recommended and proper and timely blood and stools tests are very important as it indicates the possible problem way before it becomes a problem for you or your pet. It is a common habit of dogs but if it seems occurring frequently, you must consult a vet on immediate basis. Any health related cause which leads to reduction in nutrients’ absorption, upsets gastrointestinal or the dog’s stool appeal increase, may cause coprophagia.
Some dogs which are forced to live in a congested or restricted place and given poor diet, compels towards stool eating. If the diet of dog consists largely on material which is indigestible, it is highly predicted that your pet would get attracted towards poop eating. Some other causes to increase in stool eating could be diabetes, treatment with particular drugs like steroids, thyroid disease, Cushing’s disease.
Dog’s stool consistency and frequency, diet and a complete physical examination, by your veterinarian is very important to avoid any health disorder in your pet. The least level of testing would be stool testing for parasites. Providing your pet insufficient food, unbalanced diet, poorly digestible food and medical problem which reduces the absorption like deficiencies of digestive enzyme or parasites, may cause malnutrition, mineral and vitamins deficiency which leads to the higher appetite for eating stool.
You should always keep a close eye on the nutrition of your dog and make sure that they consume a healthy diet. If the diet of dog consists largely on material which is indigestible, it is highly predicted that your pet would get attracted towards coprophagia. Some other causes that are known to increase stool eating could be diabetes, treatment with particular drugs like steroids, thyroid disease, and Cushing’s disease. Some dogs that are forced to live in a congested or restricted place and given poor diet, are often also compelled towards stool eating.