Pancreatitis in Dogs

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, an organ that produces enzymes which help digest food in both humans and dogs.

Pancreatitis usually occurs in dogs that are obese or overweight, but can occur in dogs ingesting high fatty foods.  It can be fatal if left untreated.  Pancreatitis occurs when the enzymes have prematurely become activated while remaining in the pancreas rather than in the digestive system where normal digestion takes place.

Several things can contribute to causing pancreatitis; however, one of the common ones is a dog ingesting a large amount of fatty foods in a short period of time.  For instance, a dog getting into trash containing high fatty foods.

It’s an extremely painful experience and needs to be treated by a vet immediately.

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