When it comes to dog’s health, there are some diseases that their owner should pay attention to. One of many would be dog hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids occur when forcing bowel movements and when the dog sits in the same position for a longer period.
Dog hemorrhoids occur in the rectum with the straining of blood vessels, because of some medical condition, old age, poor diet, and pregnancy.
Remembering these points, you will be able to recognize this disorder and get the treatment for your dog as soon as possible.
Symptoms to Look for in Dog Hemorrhoids
The first and most obvious symptom of dog hemorrhoids is blood in the stool, as well as itching and pain. These symptoms are more noticeable if the dog suffers from external hemorrhoids than internal piles. Pay attention if your dog is dragging his torso on the ground: it might be a way of dealing with burning and itching. Internal hemorrhoids can only be recognized due to the blood in the stool.
If you doubt that your dog is suffering from this disease, then you should take it for a check up right away. Since there are diseases that have similar symptoms it’s not advised to medicate dog hemorrhoids on your own.
Treating Internal Hemorrhoids in Dogs
Suppositories are used for treating internal hemorrhoids and creams are used for treating external hemorrhoids.
Make changes in your dog’s diet, since a poor diet and constipation are one of the causes of dog hemorrhoids. A dog hemorrhoid diet has more fiber to make stools soft, and to help avoid constipation. Make sure that your dog has enough water and some exercise throughout the day because inactivity is another leading cause of hemorrhoids.
If treated on time, dog hemorrhoids are not a dangerous disease. However, if it is left untreated, it may lead to cancer. If it’s not treated the pain and discomfort will increase for your dog.