Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stress Causes Problems for Pets

Never Underestimate the Effects of Stress
Dr. Eric Barchas, DVM

"Stress is a bad thing. My poor pal Buster found this out the hard way two weeks ago. We moved. ...I hate moving. And apparently so does Buster.

"Buster developed diarrhea two days before the move. It lasted until three days after, when I finally gave up on a mild protocol of easily digestible food and resorted to antidiarrheal medications...

"Although Buster didn’t show any obvious outward signs of stress during the move, rehousing is famously and predictably stressful in dogs, cats, and humans."

(read entire article)

Aksum Notes: The most common cause of diarrhea is stress, especially a move or a food change.

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