Question by  Anny (15)

What causes malabsorption in dogs?

Is dog malabsorption serious?


Answer by  Tara39 (34)

Malabsorption in dogs can have one or a combination of different causes. Some common causes are: inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal bacterial growth, infectious enteropothies, short bowel syndrome, blockage disorders of the intestines, and villous atrophy. The seriousness of a dogs condition depends on severity of signs and the underlying cause.


Answer by  jcsmith (23)

Malabsorption is a deficiency in the absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract as a result of disruption or digestion and/or absorption and delivery of nutrients to the circulatory system. There are many diseases which cause malabsorption by interfering with the absorption process. Yes, itcan be serious.


Answer by  Laurie89 (82)

Dog malabsorbtion is a gastrointestinal condition that causes the disruption of the absorbtion of nutrients. This condition can be caused by other diseases including intestinal neoplasma or inflamatory bowel disease.


Answer by  Joe52 (38)

A friend of mine had a dog with malabsorption. The vet advised that it was due to a bacteria growth in the small intestine due to his pancreas not producing the correct chemicals.

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