For many, Thanksgiving signals many wonderful things… Time spent with family, football & best of all, FOOD! ...and while this is the season of wonderful things, in the Veterinary world, this is also the season of an often deadly illness called Canine Pancreatitis. This time of year, we see a dramatic upsurge in patients with GI issues, which often turn out to be Pancreatitis.
Canine Pancreatitis is a painful and sometimes deadly condition that is caused from your pet over-eating fatty foods. Symptoms of pancreatitis are often vomiting, diarrhea, painful abdomen and overall feeling poorly or refusing food. If your pet has been exhibiting any of these symptoms, please call the office, as it is important that treatment begin as soon as possible.
We know how difficult it can be to not give in to that cute little furry face at the end of the table, especially on Thanksgiving… but for your pet’s sake, please avoid feeding your pet fatty foods from the table.
And, from our family to yours, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are grateful and give thanks for our friendship with each and every one of you.