Acute canine pancreatitis can be caused by many things, but one of the most common causes is when a dog gets a large quantity of a fatty food. This can be an extremely dangerous disease for a dog: it proves fatal for over a quarter of dogs who have the disease. Symptoms include lip licking, nausea, stomach pain, dehydration and vomiting. There is no cure, but treatments include IV fluids and Anti-emetics. Some dogs fully recover from acute pancreatitis, while others develop chronic pancreatitis.
- Signs that your dog may be suffering from pancreatitis include nausea, vomiting and dehydration.
- Loss of appetite and abdominal pain are two other signs to watch for that could mean your best friend has pancreatitis.
- Feeding your dog a nutritious and balanced diet with digestive enzymes can help prevent a relapse of pancreatitis.
“There are many causes of canine pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), but one of the most common is after a dog gets his paws on a large amount of high-fat food and scarfs it down before anyone notices or can stop him.”