Intestines

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

INTRODUCTION

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects the digestive tracts of both dogs and cats. Although the causes of IBD are not well known, they are suspected to be the result of a variety of diseases that create an accumulation of inflammatory cells within the lining of the stomach, small intestine and large intestine. This may be the body’s abnormal response to certain intestinal bacterial or dietary proteins. IBD is usually classified according to the types of inflammatory cells present and location affected. Read more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease