Pancreatitis in Dogs
"My dog was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Is there a natural way to support this condition?"
If your dog has pancreatitis, or is developing pancreatitis, the number one thing you can do is support his digestive process.
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WHAT IS PANCREATITIS?
Canine pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas caused by leakage of active digestive enzymes into the pancreatic tissue. Pancreatitis in dogs, and related issues have become more common in recent years, as well as chronic pancreatitis.
The increase of pancreatitis in dogs may be due to the modern dog diet as well as genetic predisposition. The good news is that dogs can be supported naturally, nutritionally to avoid the condition in most cases.
The pancreas has several key functions to perform in the dog's body. For one, the pancreas produces digestive enzymes that break down food to be absorbed by the intestine.
- Modern canine diet, which is lacking in natural enzymes, causing the dog's pancreas to get overworked
- Possible genetic predisposition (Siamese more at risk)
- Dog obesity or dogs that are overweight are more likely to develop pancreatitis
- Overuse of prescription drugs such as prednisone (or other corticosteroids), antibiotics have been suspected of causing pancreatitis in dogs.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE PANCREATITIS IN DOGS
Pancreatitis in dogs on the rise, here are some symptoms of pancreatitis or developing pancreatitis in dogs:
- Frequent vomiting
- Frequent diarrhea
- Pain in the abdomen (if severe case, bloating)
- Yellow stools
- Poor appetite
If you think your dog may be developing or have pancreatitis, take him to your veterinarian as soon as possible before the situation worsens. Left untreated, some dogs can develop chronic pancreatitis which can lead to diabetes and pancreatic deficiency.
There are measures you can take to help prevent or remedy canine pancreatitis in addition to taking the advise from your vet. Early recognition of pancreatitis can improve chances of recovery.
NATURAL REMEDIES AND MANAGEMENT
Feed your dog a balanced and natural diet, and avoid fatty foods and high grain content.
Help your dog get regular exercise. Exercise improves digestion and intestinal movements which is important in preventing pancreatitis in dogs. Exercise will also help with the obesity factor that can cause pancreatitis in dogs.
Give your dog vegetarian digestive enzymes at each meal to support the digestive process. Your dog's diet is likely missing most of the natural enzymes that occur in a raw diet which causes the pancreas to become overworked.