Lactose Intolerance In Pets
As science and medical advancements allow us to make progress in treating medical ailments in humans, so too do they allow our pet companions to have a more comfortable, happy, healthy and fit life. After all, our pet companions are much like infants in that they are not able to tell us exactly what is wrong, and at times, only the intervention of our family doctor, or in the case of our pets, out veterinarian, can help to ascertain just what the problem could be. In earlier times, much of this was done by trial and error, and to some extent this is still the case, however advancements in the veterinarian field have helped us to help our pets.
This is never truer than with pets that suffer from lactose intolerance. Most often, this intolerance does not manifest itself with an outside symptom that one can see. Lactose intolerance causes mild to severe discomfort in our young pets when they are given standard milk replacement products, and can cause severe diarrhea. Additionally, it is unfortunately true that many animals suffer from lactose intolerance. PetAg offers products for pet parents who want to spare their little ones from the discomfort, and as such offers Goats Milk Esbilac for young animals. By providing young pets with an alternative to standard milk products, PetAg ensures that young pets still receive the vital nourishment and pet nutrition that they need to become strong, healthy adult pets. By removing the discomfort associated with eating, PetAg also ensures that pets associate meal times with positive feelings.
What are the signs of lactose intolerance in your pet? While most signs cannot be seen outwardly, most pet parents will notice a change in their pets after meal time if they are lactose intolerant.
- Abdominal Pain
As with humans, repeated vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration, so it is imperative that if you feel that milk or milk products are the cause of your pets discomfort, that you have him or her checked out by your family veterinarian. Once you have made the determination that your pet is lactose intolerant, you will need to try milk replacement products that do not contain lactase, the culprit in standard milk that humans and pets with lactose intolerance cannot break down. Your pet companion might not be able to speak to you in English, but as his or her parent, you will know when something is wrong. When in doubt, go with your gut!