Chronic gastritis is a long-standing inflammation of the stomach lining. There are numerous possible causes, and determining the specific cause may be difficult. Repeated exposure to many physical and chemical agents can cause chronic gastritis. Foreign bodies in the stomach are often the culprit. Chronic gastritis may also be part of a larger disease process in your pet.
Vomiting is the most consistent sign of chronic gastritis. Weight loss, poor appetite, abdominal tenderness, and bleeding from the stomach lining may be seen.
Various procedures may be used to diagnose chronic gastritis.
Important Points in Treatment
Medical evaluation and treatment generally include radiographs (x-rays), laboratory tests, antibiotics, and sometimes surgery, either to remove the offending agent or to obtain tissue samples.