Prevention of Pancreatitis in Pets in Omaha and Millard

Throwing up every once in a while usually is not a cause for concern. However, when dogs throw up more often and show certain other symptoms, it could be a condition called pancreatitis. At Urgent Pet Care, we offer treatment for pancreatitis to relieve symptoms and lower the risk of complications. You can also take steps to help prevent this condition from occurring in your pets.

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Causes of Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis occurs when your dog’s pancreas is inflamed. While the underlying cause of this inflammation is not fully understood, some dogs have a higher risk of it. For example, dogs that eat fatty foods might end up with pancreatitis. Senior dogs and dogs that are overweight have a higher risk of having this condition.

Symptoms of Pancreatitis

Dogs with pancreatitis often have vomiting, appetite loss and belly pain that lasts for more than a day. In some cases, these symptoms can go away and continue coming back over a period of time. Other symptoms include a fever, diarrhea, lack of energy, difficulty breathing, and an irregular heartbeat.

Pancreatitis Treatment from Our Emergency Veterinarian in Millard and Omaha NE

Prompt treatment for pancreatitis can help ease symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. Care from our emergency veterinarian in Millard and Omaha NE often involves treating the symptoms of this condition, such as giving medication for nausea and vomiting.

Preventing Pancreatitis

Keeping your dog on a low-fat diet is typically an effective way to prevent pancreatitis. This also means avoiding giving your dog any fatty foods that you normally eat in addition to looking for low-fat dog foods. Making sure that your trash cans are tightly closed and that you are not leaving any fatty food scraps lying around helps reduce your dog’s consumption of high-fat foods, which lowers the risk of pancreatitis.

Contact Urgent Pet Care Omaha

If your dog is showing any signs of pancreatitis, please contact Urgent Pet Care Omaha. In case of intravenous administration, the drug(no more than 4 ml) should be diluted in 5-10% dextrose solution or 0.9% NaCl solution. To avoid the drug precipitation, you should use at least 250 ml ofinfusion solution and mix the resulting solution quickly and thoroughly. Our veterinarian in Millard and Omaha can provide your dog with prompt treatment to ease symptoms of this condition and relieve inflammation.