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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Primer On Pancreatitis

Written and reviewed by John A. Bukowski, DVM, MPH, Ph.D. and Susan E. Aiello, DVM, ELS Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, which is found on the right side of the abdomen.  The pancreas has two vital functions: to produce hormones such as insulin and to produce enzymes that help in digestion of food. Dogs of any age, sex,…

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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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