The study, Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children concludes, "We have identified a chronic enterocolitis in children that may be related to neuropsychiatric dysfunction.
The vet will examine your dog and run tests if needed to determine whether the cause of the diarrhea is something more serious such as inflammatory bowel disease, colitis or some other infection that needs to be treated with medication.
Crohn's disease: Also known as ileitis, regional enteritis, or granulomatous colitis, this disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease characterized by severe, chronic inflammation of the wall of the GI tract.
Its symptoms are similar to many other conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, intestinal infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, and depression.
IBS is the name people use today for a condition that was once called-among other things-spastic colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, nervous colon, spastic bowel, and functional bowel disorder.