3 must-reads on canine IBD


To commemorate National Dog Week, we have spotlighted 3 insightful articles offering tips on diagnosing and managing canine IBD.

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In observance of National Dog Week, we are shedding light on the most common cause of chronic vomiting and diarrhea in dogsInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).1 To help veterinary professionals combat this condition, we've selected 3 articles that encompass a variety of methods for diagnosing, managing, and treating IBD, strategies to help patients live a fulfilling life with this syndrome, and much more.

From insight on using serum-based markers to more easily diagnose IBD to a detailed list of treatment options for this condition—there's something for everyone. Happy reading!

  1. Analyzing serologic calling cards of inflammatory bowel disease: Joan Capuzzi, VMD, discusses how serum-based markers for canine IBD may simplify diagnosing this condition by making it quicker, cheaper, and less invasive.
  2. Gut check: Practical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: This extensive overview of IBD details diagnostic criteria and terminology associated with this chronic syndrome, plus outlines the plethora of treatment methods available.
  3. Diagnosis and management of IBD in dogs and cats: Heather L. Kvitko-White, DVM, DACVIM, shares tips and tricks on reaching the presumptive IBD diagnosis, treating presumptive IBD, and much more.


  1. Garraway K, Allenspach K, Jergens A. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in dogs and cats. Today's Veterinary Practice. https://todaysveterinarypractice.com/inflammatory-bowel-disease-dogs-cats/. Accessed September 21, 2021.
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