🔴 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

    • 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
    • My rescue dog is approximately 8 years old and I put her on a raw meat diet a year ago. She gets nothing else, no treats and no Dentastix etc. She looks great and has none of those signs of malnutrition. Also, her teeth are white. She has chicken wings most days. It’s the best decision I have ever made since the one I made to adopt her.

      Linda Reynolds

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