🔴 Is Your Dog Malnourished? 11 Signs every Pet Owner should look for!⚠️

Malnutrition What? How can I tell if my Dog is malnourished?

Malnutrition in Dogs
2 days ago, somebody asked me the same thing. And I just had to put this together for all pet owners today. 
If this is you, you're at the right space. Because today, we're talking about a serious issue every pet owner has ignored/avoided since the time pets came into existence.

When a pet doesn't receive proper nutrition, they're at the risk of suffering from malnutrition, which causes serious health problems. These issues can be anything from weakness and lethargy, to shutting down of organs and eventually, death.
Lack of attention to the nutrients provided can lead to unintentional malnutrition. Any time a dog is showing signs of hunger or weakness, their health and daily diet should be evaluated by a vet to create an appropriate treatment plan.

Let's talk about the common symptoms of Malnutrition in Dogs

Common signs of Dog Malnutrition include:
  1. Bad Breath
  2. Hair Loss
  3. Shedding
  4. Dandruff
  5. Dull Coat
  6. Body Odor
  7. Gas
  8. Unusual Bowel Movements
  9. Allergies
  10. Weight Loss/Gain
  11. Skin Disorders
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Diagnosing Malnutrition in Your Dog

Diagnosing Malnutrition in Your Dog


The first step in adequately diagnosing malnutrition in dogs is completing a physical exam on a pet that is already experiencing symptoms. This includes completing standard tests at the vet clinic, including urinalysis, a biochemical profile, and a complete blood count.

This determines whether the dog is under or overweight while also determining the health of organs, particularly the liver and kidneys. If a cause is not identified, a fecal float may be used to test for the presence of parasites in their system.

After the treatment of any underlying diseases or conditions are treated or ruled out, the dog’s daily diet and activity will be evaluated. The vet will check the caloric intake, nutritional balance of the food, the dog’s activity levels, and the portion of time during which the malnutrition developed.


Next Step:
1. Check if you see any such symptoms in your dog.
2. Share this with our community in the comments below, let's try to identify and help each other as much as we can.
3. Share this on Facebook or Tweet this, so more dog owners know.

I'm on a mission to help dog owners eradicate malnutrition in dogs. Are you with me? Let me know. 🙂 🙏


    7 comments

    • I am with you! Helpful article. I didn’t know the 11 signs. X

      Elizabeth A Watkins
    • I would very seriously encourage to stop speaking of “owning” and “owners”. We own things or slaves and animals are neither the former or the latter. Language IS important. Even the American ASPCA has started calling people “guardians” and not “owners”. Time to move on. The same for abolishing “it” and “its”. And maybe “pet” should become animal/dog or whatever … Language DOES MATTER: it is our representation of the world. If you want people to stop treating animals as objects and disposing of them at their whim, then let us stop calling them “things”. Thank you. Regards.

      Renata Bartoli
    • As a boarding kennel owner for over twenty years it was always a concern to me about dogs not getting a balanced diet. So it’s good that you are making people aware that their pets can become malnourished if not fed the right food.

      Lyn McFarlane
    • I am fully behind you on this project and understand your concern. However, equally and just as importantly I see more dogs who are morbidly obese than obviously underfed. It is very difficult to draw a line between the two.

      Ron Harris
    • This is so worth sharing because (although it doesn’t relate to dogs), I recently watched a programme called my 600lb body and the doctor said to the woman that she was suffering from malnutrition, I just couldn’t believe it. So definitely worth sharing.

      Diana Brackley

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