It has been found that the composition of gut flora may play a role in IBD.
According to researchers at the University of California, analyzed fecal samples from dogs with and without the disease, there is a pattern of microbes indicative of IBD.
Based on these findings, the team was able to predict which dogs had IBD and which didn't with 90 percent accuracy.This might potentially lead to a new way of diagnosing IBD in dogs. Which would be absolutely fantastic.
Dog poop microbiome predicts canine inflammatory bowel disease