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5 Reasons Your Dog is Extremely Hungry

5 Reasons Your Dog is Extremely Hungry

1. Diabetes
Diabetes mellitus is a disease that causes your dog to either have an absolute shortage of insulin (Type I), or an incorrect response from the cells to the insulin that is being produced (Type II). Both of these conditions will prevent your dog’s muscles and organs from converting glucose to energy, and will result in excessive amounts of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia). Increased appetite and thirst are among the most common signs associated with diabetes in dogs.

2. Inflammatory Bowel Problems
Hungry dog? It may be possible that your dog is not properly absorbing the nutrients of his food due to a gastrointestinal problem such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This in turn often leads to weight loss and increased appetite, among other things. IBD can affect dogs at any age but is more common in middle-aged and older dogs as well as certain breeds including basenjis, lundehunds, French bulldogs, and Irish setters

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