Articles with pancreatitis

PT for Dog Gastrointestinal Disorders: Can Physical Therapy Help with my Dog’s Digestive Issues?

PT for Dog Gastrointestinal Disorders: Can Physical Therapy Help with my Dog’s Digestive Issues?

Can physical therapy help with pancreatitis, constipation, colitis and many other digestive disorders your dog might face? Your veterinarian is the first point of contact for help with these issues. Any gastrointestinal disorders require evaluation by a primary care specialist for diagnosis instruction on proper nutrition, medication, and supplements Physical therapy is adjunctive care for internal disorders. However, it can…

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Unhealthy Gut—Unhealthy Dog: Mandy’s Story

Unhealthy Gut—Unhealthy Dog: Mandy’s Story

The most common cause of acute pancreatitis in dogs is the ingestion of a fatty meal or table scraps. It is by far not the only cause. Further, the picture gets more complicated with chronic pancreatitis. Anything that disrupts the tissue of the pancreas can trigger panccreatitis. The list of all potential causes is quite long and includes: breed predisposition…

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Canine Pancreatitis: What Causes It?

Canine Pancreatitis: What Causes It?

The most common and well-known triggers of pancreatitis in dogs are a fatty meal(s) or table scraps. That’s why veterinary emergency clinics the busiest with cases of pancreatitis during the holidays. But is the answer really that simple? How does that explain a dog that regularly raids the garbage and gorge on fatty bits and never gets pancreatitis? And why…

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