Pancreatic Cancer in Dogs
Pancreatic cancer in dogs occurs when tumors form in the pancreas, the organ responsible for regulating sugar and digesting food. It is a rare disease, accounting for only 5% of all cancers in dogs. Symptoms include: abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, weight loss, anorexia, loss of appetite, loss of coordination, seizures and hair loss.
What are Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Dogs?
Pancreatitis in dogs is expressed in the form of a number of symptoms, including:
*Lack of appetite
*Unusual stool color
*Hunched up posture
*Moaning or wailing
If your pet is displaying any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately. Pancreatitis is very painful and requires treatment, which can involve withholding all food and water.
Pancreatitis in Dogs – Treatment Options
Once a dog has gotten pancreatitis it is very likely that they will get it again, and the pancreas can sustain permanent damage.
For acute pancreatitis in dogs, hospitalization is needed to keep the dog from dehydrating or going into shock. In all cases the dog will be given antibiotics and food and water will be withheld. Intravenous saline solutions will be administered to restore hydration and electrolyte balance. If the dog doesn’t respond to the treatments, surgery may be needed.
Once your dog has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, every meal should include a digestive enzyme to break down fats. For dogs with pancreatitis, we strongly recommend using the complete Pancreatitis Kit, which includes the Lypozyme for Pets and additional supplements. Need help deciding which products would be best for your pet? Please email us at
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