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					                       INTESTINAL PROBLEMS

                     How to help your dog or cat

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract are quite common in dogs and
cats. Various underlying causes can upset your pet’s gastrointestinal
tract. These vary from ingestion of spoiled food or other substances, to
parasites, bacterial or viral infections, or toxic substances. Other
diseases such as the inflammation of the pancreas, chronic hepatic
disease, or inflammation of the intestinal wall can also lead to vomiting
and diarrhoea.
Furthermore, the inflammation makes it difficult for your dog or cat to
digest food. Therefore, the food is not absorbed by the body, and your
dog or cat may lose weight and become dehydrated.

The most frequent symptoms:

      Decreased appetite
      Weight loss
      Vomiting
      Diarrhoea

How nutrition can help:

A correct diet can play a key role in helping your cat’s or dogs intestinal
system return to normal. Eukanuba Veterinary Diet Intestinal Formula
is highly digestible to make it easy for your cat’s or dog’s body to digest
and absorb the essential nutrients.

The key nutritional features of
Eukanuba Veterinary Diets Intestinal Formula:
Three special fibre sources included in these diets help fight the bad
bacteria in the intestinal tract and help restore a healthy intestinal

      Highly digestible ingredients ensure that all nutrients are absorbed
       by the body; even in these circumstances when the intestinal
       environment is upset and nutrient absorption is impaired.

      Lowered fat levels (for dogs) to reduce the risk of diarrhoea

      An adjusted Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acid ratio reduces
       inflammation of the intestine.
How you can help:

Your Veterinarian has given you specific medical and nutritional
guidelines. Be sure to follow all of these carefully. This usually means
to also avoid all treats or snacks.
If your pet doesn’t eat, continues to lose weight, or isn’t responding
exactly as you and your veterinarian expect, be sure to contact your
veterinarian immediately.

In some instances, your veterinarian may decide that it is necessary
to take further diagnostic steps to refine the diagnosis and treatment.

When the symptoms have gone:

Depending on the severity and length of the disease, your veterinarian
can advise you about the duration of needed nutritional support.
Sometimes, lifelong support with Eukanuba Veterinary Diets is
needed, but most dogs and cats can be smoothly transitioned to
another Eukanuba or Iams product when the symptoms have been

The Eukanuba or Iams line of products provide complete and
balanced nutrition for dogs and cats and is available for all life stages
and lifestyles. Developed on the basis of extensive scientific research
and more than 50 years of experience in making premium quality pet
nutrition, Iams Company products combine the latest advances in
nutritional science with outstanding palatability – for optimum
                         Intestinal Formula

Nutritional Features and Benefits:

     Special fibres                          FOS provide nutrition to
     Fructooligo-saccharides (FOS)           the beneficial bacteria
                                              in the bowel at the
                                              expense of bad bacteria

     Mannanoligo-saccharides (MOS)           MOS attach to the bad
                                              bacteria and so remove
                                              them in the faeces.

     Beet pulp                               Beet pulp nourishes the
                                              Large bowel cells

     Lowered fat content                     To reduce the risk of
      (for dogs)                              diarrhoea

     Highly digestible ingredients           Provides the body with
                                              easy-to absorb nutrition
                                              to help in the recovery

     A balance of Omega-6 and                Reduces the
      Omega-3 fatty acids of 5 -10:1          inflammation of the
                                              Intestinal tract


                                              Dry             Cans
     Intestinal Formula for Dogs              1kg             400 g
     Intestinal Formula for Puppies          800g

     Intestinal Formula for Cats             400g             170 g

If you have questions about any of the Eukanuba Veterinary Diets,
            please talk to your Veterinarian or contact:-
        Iams SA on: 0126612200 or tollfree: 080 000 4267

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