Colitis is the inflammation of the colon and can occur in all breeds of dog at any age. In many cases it can be present from puppy hood. When motions are passed they can be very loose, liquid like and contain jelly-like material. In some cases blood may even be passed.
Motions are passed frequently and often the dog strains unproductively, which can initially be confused with constipation but needs to be closely monitored. There are a number of causes of colitis such as stress and dietary intolerance and where a dietary intolerance is identified it is necessary to feed an appropriate diet.
Wafcol Sensitive diets may offer a suitable solution with their single source of animal or fish protein that your dog is unlikely to be sensitive to. This range includes Wafcol Salmon & Potato.
If however your dog passes large quantities of very dark coloured blood, please arrange to see your Vet as soon as possible.