Pancreatitis in dogs, symptoms and treatment


Pancreatitis in dogs, as well as in humans, is inflammation of the pancreas, which is located in the abdominal cavity, near the stomach and duodenum. The iron provides two main purposes - the production of digestive enzymes, which then enter the duodenum, as well as the production of a chain of hormones and insulin that go directly to the blood.

Causes of Pancreatitis in Dogs

Circumstances that can lead to the emergence of the disease:

  • overweight and too fat food,
  • a sudden change in the pet's diet of more mature years,
  • a condition that is accompanied by an increased amount of fat in the blood (hyperlipidemia, Cushing's syndrome, diabetes mellitus, idiopathic miniature schnauzer hyperlipidemia, hyperthyroidism),
  • an increased number of calcium in the blood (vitamin D intoxication, malignant tumors and hyperparathyroidism).

A direct factor for pancreatitis may be the use of certain medications, such as:

  • "Novokainamid",
  • loop and thiazide diuretics,
  • "Metronidazole",
  • "Paracetamol",
  • estrogens
  • sulfonamides,
  • "Ranitidine",
  • "Cimetidine",
  • "Azathioprine",
  • "Tetracycline",
  • L-asparaginase.

  • diseases of the bile ducts, small intestine and liver,
  • pancreatic injuries,
  • poisoning with organophosphate mixtures,
  • shock condition (significant and prolonged decrease in blood pressure).

In most cases, the cause of a disease such as pancreatitis in a dog remains unknown.

In animals that become ill with pancreatitis, manifestations such as are found:

  • stoop and hunchback, as there are pains in the abdominal wall,
  • intestinal distention (abdomen itself),
  • vomiting after eating,
  • loud rumbling of the intestinal tract,
  • tachycardia,
  • acute pancreatitis in dogs is characterized by itchy skin, refusal to eat, lack of stool and a sudden increase in body temperature,
  • the appearance of liquid foam and thick feces with a sour smell.

It should be noted that the initial period of the disease occurs with a normal temperature and appetite in the pet.

Harsh pancreatitis is primarily diagnosed by drip injections of drugs such as "Sandostatin" in conjunction with Hartman's solution and "Gordox". As a result of their use, the state of health of the animal is rapidly improving. In this way, can prevent pancreatitis in dogs.

Symptoms and treatment for chronic pet disease may be:

  • the animal eats as usual, but at the same time loses weight,
  • the dog sheds all the time, its coat has an unhealthy look,
  • Permanent pancreatitis therapy should be carried out with a pet's lifelong diet.

However, such symptoms may occur with other ailments. That is why, in order to determine chronic pancreatitis in dogs, a special diagnosis is required: ultrasound examination of the pancreas, blood and urine analysis, and an X-ray.

Therapy for acute pancreatitis is in the proper diet of the animal. Necessary requirement - fasting for at least 24 hours, then you should give your pet food in small doses. And feed should be only dietary feed with reduced fat. If it is right to give food and treat a dog, then it should not get sick again (provided that the nature of the illness is not chronic).

In order for the treatment of pancreatitis in dogs to pass quickly and effectively, it is very important:

  • time to establish the disease
  • stick to a tight diet
  • Treat your pet with drugs.

Drug therapy

Pancreatitis without complications is usually treated conservatively. To date, there are no drugs, the impact of which is aimed only at eliminating inflammation in the pancreas. Such drugs as "Aprotinin", "Dopamine" (in minimum dosages) and many more others, showed their effectiveness only in the laboratory. When testing these drugs on animals, they have shown their ineffectiveness.

What means to give?

The main goal of drug therapy is to treat dogs with pancreatitis without complications. Symptoms and treatment should be interrelated, that is, therapy is symptomatic. How to deal with the disease?

  1. Infusion therapy It is performed to remove dehydration and electrolyte disorders. For these tasks, use dropper with colloidal and crystalloid liquid. If the infusion treatment is carried out incorrectly, it can lead to the opposite result and deterioration of the animal's condition. The use of colloidal mixtures (plasma, solutions of polysaccharides and "Dextran 70") for the resumption of fluid volume is the main point in the treatment of the disease.
  2. Analgesics. Anesthesia is needed to relieve abdominal pain. The most effective analgesic for animals is Butorphanol, which is injected intramuscularly every 8 hours.
  3. Proton pump inhibitors and H2-histamine blockers. Drugs in this series (omeprazole and famotidine) are used to reduce the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
  4. Antispasmodics. Means of this type are used to eliminate the contraction of the muscles of the main pancreatic duct. This makes it possible to reduce the pressure in the channels of the pancreas. To do this, enter a 2% solution of papaverine hydrochloride, "No-shpy" and 24% solution of "Euphyllinum".
  5. Corticosteroid drugs. Used if the pancreatitis in dogs is accompanied by a shock.
  6. Antiemetic medications ("TSerukal", "Sereniya" and "Ondansetron") are prescribed for pets with uncontrolled vomiting.
  7. Antibiotics. They are prescribed if there is a risk of bacterial infection. If the animal has clinical and laboratory indications for sepsis, then aminoglycosides are used, Ampicillin every 8 hours and Penicillin G every 6 hours.

In addition, when pancreatitis is required to monitor the level of glucose in the blood.


In order to treat pancreatitis in dogs with surgery, the following indications are necessary:

In most cases, an abdominal ultrasound scan is used to determine such anomalies. In addition, surgery can be performed when enhanced pancreatitis therapy is performed, and the pet's condition continues to be complicated.

Acute pancreatitis is usually completely reversible, and further treatment is not required.

What to feed a dog with pancreatitis?

There are special rules of nutrition, which must be followed when treating illness in a pet:

  1. Small portions of food.
  2. Frequent feeding (the animal should be given food every 3-4 hours).
  3. All products must be crushed to prevent spontaneous injury of the gastric mucosa.
  4. The amount of carbohydrate and fat-containing foods in the diet should be reduced.
  5. The menu should be dominated by protein foods (fish, cottage cheese and meat).
  6. It is forbidden to feed the sick pet fish and rich meat broth.
  7. All sour foods are excluded from the diet.
  8. Fried food is also unacceptable.
  9. Ready meals are required to give not very hot or not very cold.
  10. With increased pain sensations, fasting is prescribed (not more than 2 days).

The main rule of nutrition for dogs with pancreatitis is the reduction of fatty foods in the diet. This is due to the fact that fats put a considerable load on the work of the pancreas, and during the period of its inflammation pains begin.

It is necessary to take into account the fact that even after the completion of treatment, the animal may feel discomfort while taking fatty foods.

What products are allowed to give with the disease?

Feeding dogs with pancreatitis can be a special feed, created specifically for them. The composition of the feed includes all the necessary elements required for an unhealthy pet.

Often it happens that an animal, accustomed to tasty and different, but at the same time harmful products, does not want to eat diet food. In such a situation, it is necessary to show perseverance and not adapt to the dog. Hunger in any case will make itself felt, and the pet will be forced to eat what they give.

In addition to feed, the animal is allowed to give dietary meat (chicken, turkey or rabbit). It can be boiled, mashed with a blender or meat grinder and mixed with rice or millet porridge. In very small doses, you can feed the dog chopped vegetables in the form of mashed potatoes. It is allowed to include low-fat dairy products (milk and cottage cheese) in the diet.

You should not forget that you should give small portions to your pet in order not to produce an increased load on the pancreas, and not to provoke another attack of the disease.

What products are banned?

Pancreatitis in dogs implies the rejection of certain foods, namely:

  • smoked meats, sharp cheeses, sausages,
  • fresh rye bread,
  • fatty fish and meat,
  • beef and mutton fat,
  • vegetables (corn, radish, spinach, cabbage, sorrel, greens), cereals and legumes.

The body of any pet is individual, the development of pancreatitis can also be diverse. In this regard, it should be borne in mind that only a veterinarian can prescribe a rational diet, its duration and composition. Therefore, do not need to engage in self-treatment.

Definition of the disease

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, with the result that the gland stops working normally. After dysfunction, digestive problems occur.

However, the danger lies not only in the inflammatory process, but also in the fact that they stop secreting digestive enzymes into the lumen of the duodenum, digestion of feed is difficult. As a result, undigested food remains along the intestines, nutrients are not absorbed.

But the gland itself under the action of the produced, but secreted enzymes begins to self-digest and break down.

But the most dangerous thing in pancreatitis is the development of diabetes mellitus, as well as damage to other internal organs due to excreted toxins due to the destruction of the pancreas. However, this is a long process, the attentive owner notices the symptoms of his dog's pancreatitis. Why does the disease develop?

Causes of Pancreatitis

It is necessary to understand why a pancreas is needed in a dog. This is an endocrine gland, which "produces" and secretes enzymes that help break down and cleave raw meat with higher quality.

Initially, a dog is a predator that has fed on raw game for thousands of years, so the process of digesting just such (thermally raw) meat has been improved. Now, domesticated dogs eat dry food, canned food and pate, so the amount of enzymes produced is not fully “used”. And as stated above, these enzymes destroy the pancreatic itself, irritating, leading to its inflammation.

Here are the main reasons for the development of pancreatitis:

  • Wrong diet or abrupt change (abrupt transition from one type to another).
  • Genetic predisposition. Some breeds are prone to inflammation of the pancreas. These are boxers, toy terriers, spaniels, dwarf poodle, miniature schnauzer, border collie, Yorkshire terrier.
  • Uncontrolled use of drugs. Self-medication is dangerous because many drugs have a negative effect on the digestive organs. Therefore, it is not necessary to prescribe a treatment to your pet. Only a veterinary specialist must decide what medicine your pet needs.
  • Infectious diseases. Especially if the causative agent of the disease affects the digestive organs.

Types of pancreatitis

Inflammation is classified by the course - acute or chronic.

And also there is primary and secondary pancreatitis. Primary - this is when inflammation is the main disease. A secondary one develops as a consequence of another disease, and pancreatitis is already a symptom. Most often, the secondary develops against the background of an infectious disease or an inflammatory process in the gastrointestinal tract.

  1. The most notable symptom of pancreatitis in a dog is refusal to feed and oppression. Less commonly, an animal exhibits excessive arousal.
  2. When feeling the abdomen (but the pet needs to be put on its back) to the left of the navel, the four-legged family member will experience strong painful sensations.
  3. Vomiting is noted, especially after meals. Therefore, even if the dog wants to eat, it simply cannot eat anything because of the immediately occurring vomiting. On this symptom, you need to pay special attention and immediately contact the veterinarian, because Vomiting is a sign of another serious illness - cholecystitis in a dog.
  4. The painful abdomen, its swelling, the peritoneum is very tense (hard tummy).
  5. Diarrhea or, conversely, constipation. In one case, the feces are similar to ointments, in the other case they are too dense with an excess of starch.
  6. The dog's inflamed pancreas can no longer produce insulin, so blood sugar rises. If you do not take into account the symptoms of pancreatitis, then an inexperienced doctor may decide that your pet has diabetes.


In advanced cases, the dog may develop necrosis of the pancreas, which can lead to peritonitis. Without surgery, the animal may die.

Sometimes it is still sepsis (blood poisoning). In some cases, marked constriction moves for bile.

In chronic pancreatitis, the dog may have diabetes.

Dog treatment

Treatment of pancreatitis in a dog begins after confirmation of the diagnosis with the obligatory clarification of the cause. Otherwise, it is impossible to eliminate the disease: it will constantly return and worsen, thereby “killing” the pancreas.

Therapy is carried out on an outpatient basis (at the owner’s home). It is rarely necessary to have a surgical intervention or inpatient treatment of a sick animal.

  1. The first day will have to stand pet on a starvation diet. Only clean water at room temperature in very small quantities, but often (once per hour). Otherwise, there is a high risk to stretch the stomach, thereby provoking activation of the pancreas.
  2. If a dog has dehydration, the veterinarian injects physiological solutions intravenously or subcutaneously. To restore the water-salt balance.
  3. In acute cases, antiemetic, pain relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed.
  4. Sometimes antibiotics are prescribed (so that the bacteria do not aggravate the course of the disease) and probiotics to restore the intestinal microflora.

Dog nutrition for pancreatitis

Be sure to change the diet. It should be rich in vitamins and trace elements, to be easily digestible. If your pet eats dry food, then give preference to those that are designed specifically for feeding dogs with a diseased pancreas or digestive tract organs. Feed often have, but very small portions (the so-called fractional food).

From the products it is preferable to give low-fat yogurt or curd (without any additives, flavors and dyes), white meat (boiled). After a few days from the start of treatment, if relief has come, you can add a little boiled rice or oatmeal.

Types of illness

In animals, in particular dogs, there are acute and chronic pancreatitis:

  • The acute form of the disease is characterized by a spontaneous appearance and occurs as a result of a negative external effect on the body (malnutrition, infections and other things),
  • Chronic pancreatitis is characterized by the gradual development of symptoms and is, as a rule, a continuation of the uncured acute form of the disease.

Signs of disease

Pancreatitis is a fairly common disease among dogs. However, some forms of pathology are difficult to determine because they proceed without obvious signs and symptoms.

In other cases, the disease is characterized by:

  1. Loss of appetite in an animal. Often, dogs refuse even their favorite delicacies, which in itself should alert the pet owners.
  2. Dog lethargy Walks are calmer than usual, the dog is not active enough, runs a little, does not make sudden movements or jumps. Even at home, an animal suffering from pancreatitis does not feel well: it moves from place to place, shows anxiety.
  3. Pain in the navel. If you push the dog on the area around the navel, it becomes clear that the animal hurt.
  4. Frequent vomiting. In the advanced stages of the development of the disease, vomiting is observed almost constantly.
  5. Abdominal distention, fluid frequent, or vice versa, rare in connection with constipation stools.
  6. Frequent urination.
  7. Weight loss and general weakness associated with the body's inability to digest food.
  8. High body temperature and palpitations.
  9. Acute pancreatitis, besides the listed symptoms, is also characterized by the non-absorption of glucose in the dog's body. The manifestation of this condition lies in the dryness of the mouth of the animal, itching the body of the dog.

Identifying at least one of the above symptoms is a reason to contact a veterinarian. After all, only a doctor is able to diagnose pancreatitis in dogs, the symptoms and treatment of which the veterinarian will mark after the owner's story about the dog's behavior, as well as after palpation and blood sampling for analysis.

Позже при необходимости будут выполнены ультразвуковое и рентгенологическое исследования, без которых диагностика порой затруднительна. Timely treatment of pathology in dogs will allow the animal and its owner to forget about pancreatitis for a long time.

Disease treatment

First of all, symptomatic treatment is carried out: with vomiting and unstable stool, it is necessary to maintain drinking regime to prevent dehydration. If the dog refuses water, then a veterinarian may be given a subcutaneous or intravenous infusion. Antiemetic drugs are often used.

Treatment of pancreatitis in dogs depends on the stage of the disease:

  • The initial stage is often eliminated without medical treatment - by a two-day fast and followed by a strict diet with parallel use of synthetic enzymes.
  • More advanced stages of the disease involve antibacterial therapy to reduce inflammation, stop the development of infection and prevent the destruction of the pancreas.
  • The acute phase of the disease and the threat to the dog’s life entail the likelihood of treatment in a hospital under the supervision of specialists.

A neglected disease can cause a complication such as peritonitis. In this case surgery may be required. Also, the operation is possible with a sudden deterioration in the health of the pet, when there is a possibility of constriction of the bile passages or blood infection.

All stages of the course of the fight against pancreatitis involve measuring the amount of glucose in the animal's body. At high rates, the veterinarian prescribes medications for the speedy absorption of glucose.

Do not rely on traditional methods of treatment, as well as the advice of friends and acquaintances. After all, only a veterinarian is able to correctly diagnose and prescribe appropriate treatment.

After completing the course of treatment, it is important not to strain the dog’s body with food that is familiar to it. It is recommended to give a rest to the gastrointestinal tract and feed the animal only with easily and quickly assimilated food.

Among such products emit:

  • lightly boiled chicken or turkey,
  • rice,
  • boiled and ground cauliflower,
  • milled vegetables (exclusively those that do not ferment),
  • egg whites.

In this case, the products should be administered in stages, watching the reaction of the animal. It is also important to observe small intervals in the intake of food: the dog should eat a little, but not less than every 3-4 hours.

If the dog is accustomed to the finished feed, then the first time after the illness and during it is better to give preference to feed with a minimum fat content.

Dogs with chronic pancreatitis are recommended a special diet that excludes smoked foods, salty, sweet foods, flour products, fresh vegetables and fruits, for a long time.


The best thing a person can do to prevent pancreatitis in a dog - choose the perfect food for your pet. Proper diet is the best prevention of pancreatitis.

In this case, it is necessary to take into account the breed of the pet, because what is useful to some dogs, others can be harmful. It is also important to cook for animals separately, because “human” food is rarely suitable for dogs.

Strictly following the tactics of treatment chosen by the doctor, as well as adherence to all preventive methods, will provide the faithful four-legged friend with a life not burdened with pancreatitis.


Inflammatory processes in the pancreas can be caused by malnutrition. Yes, not only gastritis or an ulcer can be a doggie who eats it is not clear that. Pancreatitis will also overtake the pet, which has an incorrect menu. Most often, the disease provokes fatty, fried and spiced (spicy). Smoked meats and other goodies from the "human" table. But even if everything is cooked according to the “dog rules” there is a risk that the animal will have digestive problems on the background of avitaminosis and hypoelementosis (the diet must be properly balanced).

Other symptoms

Other possible symptoms of pancreatitis in a dog:

  • Mucous in the mouth dries out.
  • In acute pancreatitis, the dog's overall body temperature rises. In chronic it can only increase by tenths of a degree, which remains unnoticed. Fever is recorded only during periods of acute illness.
  • Urination frequent.
  • The amount of glucose in the blood increases, and sugar appears in the urine. This is a symptom of diabetes. If you examine the blood and urine, then an increase in amylase is recorded during pancreatitis.
  • ESR increases (it is higher than the norm in any inflammatory process in the body).
  • Feces also change. In some cases, they become watery, resemble ointment. In others, on the contrary, they are too dense.

Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs

Competent diagnosis is half the treatment. The only problem is that the cases of four-legged friends with analyzes are completely different from those of people. For example, if a person has a lot of amylase and lipase in the blood, this is a clear signal of the presence of pancreatitis. And the sick dog with analyzes will be all right. Therefore, in addition to blood analysis, the pet will have to undergo many other procedures of a medical nature, namely:

  • Ultrasound,
  • TIRT
  • biopsy,
  • Analysis of urine,
  • x-ray of the abdominal cavity.

Among other things, the animal is subjected to visual inspection - palpation.

It is not necessary that the dog will have to undergo the full range of research. What kind of tests should be passed to the pet will be determined by the veterinarian, starting from the results of the initial examination. Only after the data on all procedures have been collected will the full-fledged treatment of pancreatitis in the dog begin.

Pancreatitis in a dog - treatment regimen

  1. On the first day, you will have to put your pet on a starvation diet. You can give water and then in small quantities. But you can water often, as indicated in the table. Otherwise, the inevitable stretching of the stomach and the next portion of enzymes to the dog is provided.
  2. To avoid dehydration, doctors inject saline intravenously and under the skin. But this practice applies only when registered dehydration of the animal.
  3. If the course of the disease is acute, the doctor decides on the prescribing of the drugs: antiemetic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory.
  4. Treatment with antibiotics and probiotics is also possible by the decision of the doctor.

If you feed your pet a natural food, then reduce the amount of carbohydrates to a minimum. They can not be completely eliminated, after all, any product is important for metabolism. Of course, banned fried, smoked, with spices and other prohibited "snacks." Vitamin therapy is also needed. If the mustache eats industrial food, then everything is much easier. Fully specialized pet food, with digestive problems.

General information

The dog's body is not different from the body of other mammals. Therefore, it is necessary to understand that, in addition to distemper and worms, an animal can become infected with a host of other, no less dangerous diseases. The cause of pathologies can be any infection or even a violation in the diet and content. The most common diseases in dogs include lesions of the digestive system.

What is pancreatitis in dogs

Pancreatitis is directly related to the development of the inflammatory process in the glandular tissues of the pancreas of an animal. If you allow the development of the disease to flow, it can provoke the development of sclerosis of the parenchyma in the organ itself. As a result, the endocrine system begins to suffer. Pathological processes of this kind have a negative impact on the exocrine function of the animal.

Pancreatitis in dogs is a disease of the glandular tissue, resulting in obstruction of the bile ducts in the pancreas. In advanced cases, complications may develop, including even death.

Types of pathology

Pancreatitis is of the primary and secondary type, and the course of the disease is acute and chronic.

  • The disease of the primary type usually appears after poisoning or intoxication of the body. Often this happens due to feeding the pet substandard and cheap feed.
  • Pancreatitis of the secondary type is considered a consequence of hepatitis or pathological changes in the biliary tract. Often, such a condition develops after suffering ulcers, gastroenteritis, cirrhosis, gastritis, or cancer changes. Also, pancreatitis develops with leptospirosis, parvovirus enteritis and other similar abnormalities. Therefore, you should be especially attentive to the health of your pet.

Treatment of pancreatitis in dogs, like any other disease, is closely related to the elimination of the symptoms, and therefore the causes of the appearance of pathology.

Primary signs of pathology

It is worth noting that pancreatitis (both acute and chronic type) is a serious pathology that requires high-quality and timely treatment. In most cases, the first signs of the disease can be detected already several days after the poisoning, or a week or two after the illness. At this time, the owners note the presence of vomiting in dogs, foamy stools with a sour aroma. An animal experiencing severe abdominal pain becomes nervous and does not allow itself to be felt in a sore spot.

Often there is a high temperature. Usually in this state, the animal loses some or all of its appetite. After the first symptoms appear in the dog's body, scarring of diseased tissues occurs, as a result of which the organ loses its ability to function normally. At detection of primary signs it is necessary to address immediately to the veterinarian. The first thing a doctor can prescribe is a strict diet that will last until the end of a pet's life.

Symptoms of pathology

The main sign of the presence of this insidious disease is a decrease or complete lack of appetite in an animal. The condition is usually marked sluggish, passive and depressed. From time to time an animal may be disturbed by bouts of anxiety, and when trying to feel the stomach, especially its left side, even aggression may be noted. In this disease, painful sensations of varying degrees are almost always present.

Here are the standard symptoms of pancreatitis in dogs:

  • Frequent vomiting.
  • Significant tension of the abdominal walls.
  • Bloating.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Significant increase in body temperature.
  • Severe pain. Most often they occur with chronic pancreatitis.
  • Rapid weight loss.
  • Drying of the mucous membranes of the animal.
  • Pruritus
  • The presence of glucose in the urine.
  • Increased fecal mass.
  • In the blood and urine increases the level and activity of amylase.
  • Increased speed of ESR.

If you have any of these symptoms, you should immediately contact a veterinarian.

Pathology Definition: Diagnosis

In order to be able to determine with maximum accuracy the presence of such a disease, the majority of qualified specialists use several modern diagnostic measures at once. Be sure to be assigned ultrasound, x-rays, and blood tests. It is also necessary to check the presence of lipase and amylase in the body. But today, many ignore these analyzes. In modern clinics used Hartman solution. It is introduced into the body of a pet, and if after that the animal becomes easier, then we can conclude that there is pancreatitis.

Relationship to other diseases

It is a well-known fact that the disease becomes a consequence of the presence of other pathologies. Therefore, during the examination it is necessary to check the pet for the presence of parasites, intoxication or another type of poisoning. Based on the data obtained, the treating doctor establishes the final diagnosis. As a rule, during the examination the animal is subjected not only to laboratory but also to instrumental methods of diagnosis. After setting the exact sentence, appropriate treatment is prescribed.

Treatment: what to do the owners

Only a veterinarian can understand how to treat pancreatitis in a dog. Host note:

  • When the slightest symptom is found, the animal should immediately be taken to the veterinarian for a detailed examination.
  • If dietary nutrition was prescribed, then in no case should the doctor recommend a retreat. Usually assigned to the use of large amounts of carbohydrates. The number of porridges eaten should be minimized, and if the pet was eating dry food, the doctor will prescribe the most appropriate version of this food.
  • The diet of a sick animal should be rich in microelements and vitamins.
  • When a secondary type of pancreatitis is detected, which is a direct evidence of the presence of infectious diseases, it is common to prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Recommended the use of analgesics or spasmalgists with severe pain in a pet. Be sure to conduct courses of vitamin and enzyme therapy.

After some time, the animal must be assigned a therapeutic diet. As a rule, in each case, it is selected individually, taking into account all the features of the current disease and the needs of the pet.

Pancreatitis forms and their features

Like most other diseases, pancreatitis in a dog, symptoms, treatment, feeding can provoke the development of serious consequences in the animal's body, regardless of the form. Any attentive owner should pay attention to the lethargy and passivity of his pet. Often this condition leads to loss of consciousness. This is due to the fact that pancreatitis can provoke the development or exacerbation of cardiovascular failure.

It is worth noting that this disease has a negative effect on the respiratory system of the animal. In many cases, the infected animal begins to take unnatural postures, especially if there are painful sensations. In severe cases, persistent vomiting and diarrhea with a pungent, unpleasant odor may occur. Sometimes the chair for some time may be completely absent - this should immediately alert the pet owner.

In some cases, there is yellowing of the mucous membranes. In severe condition, a high and stable temperature develops, which is hard enough to bring down. Only a qualified veterinarian should be involved in treating an animal, otherwise you can just harm the pet and even kill the animal. It must be remembered that chronic nature of pancreatitis is very difficult to notice. In such cases, the symptoms are usually blurred, and sometimes completely absent.

Every animal owner should understand that pancreatitis without treatment is rapidly developing and can lead to very negative consequences. Often the only symptom of a chronic-type disease is year-round molting. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to any signals that the sick pet organism makes. It is not worth to treat the animal yourself, since drug therapy is a complex process. All drugs must be selected by a veterinarian individually.