Pancreatitis In Dogs – Symptoms And Treatment

Pancreatitis in dogs

Pancreatitis In Dogs – Symptoms And Treatment

Pancreatitis in dogs is a very common and often a life threatening disease that can be treated successfully even without the use of drugs by a natural way. If your dog is skipping meals then you better hope it is just a passing thing. In some cases it can be a pancreatitis condition. And If that is the case, you better start the treatment.

Pancreatitis In Dogs – What Is It ?

Pancreatitis is a medical condition that happens when dog’s pancreas inflames, pancreas basically helps in food digestion and assists in controlling blood sugar. Pancreatitis can happen all at once or it can gradually show its symptoms and might remain for longer periods of time.

Symptoms of Pancreatitis

  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent Vomiting
  • Belly Pain
  • Low Body Temperature
  • Diarrhea
  • Sluggish Behavior / No Energy
  • Problem In Breathing
  • Irregular HeartbeatPancreatitis in dogs

If your dog has some of the issues mentioned above or especially the first three issues then you better pay a visit to a vet and have a checkup. These signs can either point out towards the possibility of pancreatitis or anything else. Either way you get to know the problem. In some cases, pancreatitis develops due to the side effect of a surgery or drug usage.

Pancreatitis In Dogs – Possible Causes

Inflammation of pancreas is a result of multiple factors, dogs on processed kibble are more prone to the pancreatitis condition. Moreover, some dog breeds like schnauzers are more prone to this medical condition. Pancreatitis in dogsOlder and overweight dogs also commonly suffer from this disease. Pancreatitis ca develop because of excessive use of fatty meal like bacon and table scraps.

In severe case, pancreatitis in dogs can possibly lead to death. Usually dogs recover from normal cases.


Pancreatitis In Dogs – Treatment

If your vet finds out the reason for the pancreatitis, he will probably deal with it as an utmost priority. But, usually it is difficult to figure out the main reason behind the attack. In such cases, the focus becomes to keep the dog comfortable till the attack passes.

What To Do In Case Of Pancreatitis Attack?

In case of pancreatitis attack, you should NOT feed your pooch any food or water by MOUTH for the first 24 hours. You should ensure that pancreas get the rest. In case of severe attacks, you should go to vet hospital to get IV fluids.

After he gets home, give him lots of water to avoid dehydration. Gradually increase the amount of diet fed by mouth. And as soon as your dog starts eating normally, look for a diet that is easy to digest and make sure it’s a low fat dog food.

Pancreatitis In Dogs – Prevention

Make sure your dog isn’t served a high fat diet, keep your eatable waste away from the dog’s reah and don’t feed him food made for humans.



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