Description: Description: Pancreatitis is the inflammation and swelling of the pancreas. There is an increased risk of pancreatitis for dogs with Cushing's disease, diabetes, and hyprothyroidism, and those who are overweight or eat a high-fat diet.
Symptoms: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate
Diagnosis: Physical examination and blood tests.
Treatment: Animals with suspected pancreatitis should be taken to the veterinarian immediately. If the pancreas becomes permanently damaged, it can lead to the development of diabetes mellitus. Treatment includes rest and intravenous fluids.