Diet and large intestinal disease in dogs and cats.

  title={Diet and large intestinal disease in dogs and cats.},
  author={James W Simpson},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={128 12 Suppl},
Large intestinal disease, and more especially colitis, is a commonly seen problem in small animal practice. Although colitis is most frequently diagnosed in dogs, it is becoming increasing common in cats. The etiology of colitis is not known, but there is general agreement that an immune-mediated response to luminal antigen is involved. In particular, parasites, bacteria and dietary factors may be involved. In approximately 10% of dogs presented with typical signs of colitis, no pathologic… CONTINUE READING
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