Monthly Archive for May, 2015

Pancreatitis in Dogs

Symptoms and Treatment: When your beloved dog starts to show signs of being unwell, has gone off their food, lethargy or vomiting you hope it’s just an upset stomach and it will pass. A lot of the time it is but it could also be a condition called pancreatitis. If so, your dog will need treatment. The condition happens when the pancreas becomes inflamed, the pancreas is an organ near the stomach that helps digest food and control blood sugar. In some cases pancreatitis will come on all at once and pass quickly or it may stay around for a while.

Symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Belly pain
  • A fever or low body temperature
  • Diarrhea
  • No energy
  • A hard time breathing
  • Dehydration
  • Irregular heart beat

If the symptoms are reoccurring or are displayed for more than one day take them to the vet. It could be pancreatitis, or it could ... Click here to read more....