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Acidity in pets

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Acidity in pets happens when their body's pH levels become imbalanced and too acidic. Just like in humans, pets need a proper balance of acids and bases to stay healthy. When this balance gets disrupted, it can cause problems for your furry friend.

Here's what you need to know about acidity in pets:

  1. Causes: Factors like poor diet, medical conditions, stress, medications, and the environment can contribute to increased acidity in pets.

  2. Symptoms: Keep an eye on signs like upset stomach (vomiting, diarrhea), frequent urination or discomfort, changes in appetite, low energy, and skin issues.

  3. Risks of acidity: Prolonged or severe acidity can affect organ function, weaken the immune system, hinder nutrient absorption, and cause inflammation.

  4. Diagnosis: Your vet can perform tests to check your pet's pH levels. They might do urine or blood tests to determine the acidity and find any underlying causes.

  5. Treatment options: Treating acidity depends on the cause. It may involve adjusting the diet, giving antacids and medications to regulate pH levels, managing any underlying health conditions, and reducing stress.

  6. Prevention: Help your pet avoid acidity by providing a balanced diet, clean water, regular exercise, and a stress-free environment. Regular check-ups with your vet are important for early detection and prevention.

If you notice symptoms of acidity in your pet, don't hesitate to reach out to your veterinarian. They can provide the best advice and treatments to restore your pet's pH balance and keep them happy and healthy.