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Possible Causes of Dog Malabsorption

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If your dog is suffering from malabsorption, the signs are unmistakable. Malabsorption occurs when, for any of a number of reasons, your dog is unable to absorb the nutrients from its food. Malabsorption is a serious problem for any dog. In the most severe of cases, malabsorption can result in a dog starving itself to death!

Symptoms of malabsorption

The symptoms of malabsorption can include:

  • Weight loss
  • Ravenous appetite
  • Coprophagia – eating its own faeces
  • Eating other items such as dirt and or plants
  • Flatulence
  • Lethargy and depression
  • Hair loss and poor coat condition
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Rumbling, gurgling tummy
  • Vomiting

Causes of malabsorption

The causes of malabsorption can include:

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If your dog is suffering from malabsorption, the first person you should contact is your vet. But once a diagnosis has been given, you should then contact your local canine nutritionist. A dog nutritionist is trained in small animal nutrition. Your vet is not. After veterinary treatment, your vet is likely to try to persuade you to feed your dog a so-called prescription diet. The last thing your dog needs if he or she is suffering from malabsorption.

Your dog nutritionist however will work with you to find a diet that suits your dog. So that whether your dog has a simple protein intolerance or a more serious health issue, together we can ensure he or she will be able to make them most of their diet moving forward.

Gerald Pepin

Gerald Pepin

Canine Nutritionist

Gerald Pepin is a qualified canine nutritionist, writer, speaker and homemade dog food advocate. Gerald believes that good nutrition can improve or cure most canine health problems and that the natural way is always the best way when it comes to healing man's best friend. A life-long lover of German Shepherds, Gerald and his wife The Dog Chef have two GSDs and live in rural Somerset.

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Better Food, Better Health

Fresh food has been proven to improve dog health.
Know exactly what's in your dog's food.
80% of canine health issues can be improved with healthy food.
There are no chemicals or artificial additives in homemade food.
Life expectancy has been proven greater with fresh food.

Do you really need any more reaons to improve your dog's diet?

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