Collection: Pancreatitis in Cats

Natural Support for Cats with Pancreatitis

"My cat was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Is there a natural way to support this condition?"

If your cat has pancreatitis, you should seek the advice of your vet for appropriate treatment. To avoid pancreatitis developing in your cat, the number one thing you can do is support his digestive process. 

Summary

Enzymes

Digestive enzymes from Enzyme Miracle®, a broad spectrum enzyme supplement, will replace the missing enzymes from your cat's diet and relieve stress put on his pancreas. Unlike pancreatic enzymes, Enzyme Miracle® is 100% plant-based, so they go to work immediately and will not cause negative side effects.

Take it one step further by including probiotics and enzymes with the Miracle Pack or MiracleZyme chews. 

"This product is essential for our cat. She was not gaining weight and had digestive problems and diarrhea, and the vet seemed perplexed. I started using Enzyme Miracle after trying some other enzyme products. This changed everything. There were no more issues with bowels, stomach, he gained weight, and has been amazingly healthy. It has made all the difference and I try to stay ahead by having these on hand all the time. Thank you Nusentia!"

WHAT IS PANCREATITIS?

Feline pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas caused by leakage of active digestive enzymes into the pancreatic tissue. Pancreatitis in cats, and related issues have become more common in recent years, as well as chronic pancreatitis.

The increase of pancreatitis in cats may be due to the modern cat diet as well as genetic predisposition. The good news is that cats can be supported naturally, nutritionally to avoid the condition in most cases.

The pancreas has several key functions to perform in the feline body. For one, the pancreas produces digestive enzymes that break down food to be absorbed by the intestine.

CAUSES

  1. Modern feline diet, which is lacking in natural enzymes, causing the cat's pancreas to get overworked
  2. Possible genetic predisposition (Siamese more at risk)
  3. Cat obesity or cats that are overweight are more likely to develop pancreatitis
  4. Overuse of prescription drugs such as prednisone (or other corticosteroids), antibiotics have been suspected of causing pancreatitis in cats.

HOW TO RECOGNIZE PANCREATITIS IN CATS

Pancreatitis in cats is on the rise, here are some symptoms of pancreatitis or developing pancreatitis in cats:

  1. Frequent vomiting
  2. Frequent diarrhea
  3. Pain in the abdomen (if severe case, bloating)
  4. Yellow stools
  5. Poor appetite

If you think your cat may be developing or have pancreatitis, take him to your veterinarian as soon as possible before the situation worsens. Left untreated, some cats can develop chronic pancreatitis which can lead to diabetes and pancreatic deficiency.

There are measures you can take to help prevent or remedy feline pancreatitis in addition to taking the advise from your vet. Early recognition of pancreatitis can improve chances of recovery.

NATURAL REMEDIES AND MANAGEMENT

  • Diet
    Feed your cat a balanced and natural diet, and avoid fatty foods and high grain content.
  • Exercise
    Help your cat get regular exercise. Exercise improves digestion and intestinal movements which is important in preventing pancreatitis in cats. Exercise will also help with the obesity factor that can cause pancreatitis in cats.
  • Supplement
    Give your cat vegetarian digestive enzymes at each meal to support the digestive process. Your cat's diet is likely missing most of the natural enzymes that occur in a raw diet which causes the pancreas to become overworked.

It is always important to seek the advice of your pet if they have a serious medical condition.