Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis in dogs

Pancreatitis

So what are the symptoms of pancreatitis in dogs? If your dog is suffering from acute pancreatitis, symptoms normally appear suddenly. Usually, dogs will refuse or just pick at their meals, even a favourite treat might be rejected. Your dog might vomit, have diarrhoea and can be noticeably in pain, hunching up (similar to a play bow) due to the discomfort in their stomach.

Your pooch’s abdomen could be sensitive to touch, and he might be very restless or quite lethargic and maybe even whimpering to let you know that somethings wrong. Of course, not all dogs present with every symptom, so take your pet to the vet straight away if you suspect they may be experiencing pancreatitis.

The symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are a lot more subtle, maybe your dog is just skipping the odd meal, losing a little weight or perhaps your pooch just doesn’t have the joy for life he once did. Sometimes his poop can be a clue if it looks a little greasy and you might notice that is abdomen is slightly swollen. Only tests at the vet can confirm pancreatitis for sure.

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