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Canine Pancreatitis Demystified — Is Your Dog at Risk?

Know the silent danger of pancreatitis in dogs, a condition that can range from mild to life-threatening. Explore the role of digestive enzymes and the impact of processed pet foods.

canine pancreatitis demystified

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • One of the most common causes of acute pancreatitis in dogs is indiscriminate ingestion of a large quantity of high fat food (often as a result of counter surfing)
  • The condition can range from mild to life-threatening, and there are multiple risk factors that increase susceptibility
  • Symptoms of pancreatitis include loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, dehydration, and abdominal pain
  • Treatment is primarily supportive and focused on symptom relief
  • Digestive enzymes and a nutritionally optimal, species-specific diet can help prevent pancreatitis or a recurrence

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