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Too much, wrong kind of intestinal microflora

Medical name: Bacterial overgrowth


  • Diarrhea
  • Rumbling stomach noise
  • Weight loss
  • Unsteady walking


Bacterial overgrowth in pets refers to a condition in which your pet’s intestines have too much of the “wrong” kind of intestinal microflora. The most definitive symptom of this condition is usually diarrhea; and your pet may also exhibit weight loss and an unsteadiness when walking. If you suspect that your pet is suffering from bacterial overgrowth, your vet can help you determine an appropriate course of treatment. In some cases, a diet change may help.

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