Articles with pancreatitis

Severe Acute Pancreatitis in a Dog: Bandit’s Last Treat

Severe Acute Pancreatitis in a Dog: Bandit’s Last Treat

The pancreas fulfills two essential functions. It produces digestive enzymes to help break down food and it makes insulin, which controls storage and delivery of insulin. Severe inflammation of the pancreas is not only extremely painful but it can be fatal. If enough of the pancreas is destroyed, it can compromise both of its functions. That can lead to malnutrition,…

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Another Belly Upset: Pancreatitis Again Or Not?

It’s been about a month since Cookie’s pancreatitis. We were transitioning to a normal diet very carefully and she was doing great. And then, last Saturday, she had another belly upset. She spent the day at the farm, as always. Had a great time and everything was well. When she came home, though, I knew something wasn’t right just from…

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Acute Pancreatitis in a Dog: The Project That Is Cookie—Pancreatitis Up Close And Personal

Acute Pancreatitis in a Dog: The Project That Is Cookie—Pancreatitis Up Close And Personal

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. One of the jobs the pancreas has is the production of enzymes essential for food digestion. When these enzymes go rogue, they begin digesting the pancreas itself. Further information: Pancreatitis in Dogs Cookie’s story Vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Combination of symptoms that sent us to the vet, yet again. I had dogs vomit…

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Veterinary Highlights: Excessive Licking Of Surfaces

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. I always believed that and my experiences didn’t prove me otherwise. When I’m facing a problem or strange behavior, I am extremely reluctant to write it off as a behavioral issue. I always want to look for a physical cause. When a behavioral or an emotional issue is diagnosed, how is it treated? With chemicals.…

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