Canine pancreatitis tends to affect middle to old aged dogs more than young ones, although these are not immune from the disease. It is a serious condition as it can affect the production of insulin. By using a system of natural dogs health care, you can avoid this troublesome problem altogether. And heal it if it has already established.
The pancreas is responsible for producing the enzymes which break down the food into nutrition that is readily absorbed in the intestines. It is also responsible for the production of insulin, which regulates the amount of sugar in the blood. This means that it is an important organ.
Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. It can be more susceptible in certain breeds such as the cocker spaniel and the miniature dogs such as the poodle and schnautzer.
Diabetes mellitus can develop if this condition is left unresolved. Or it can result from it. Pancreatitis can develop with other diseases, such as hypothyroidism and hypercalcemia. Internal injury to the pancreas can be a cause. Veterinary medications can also cause canine pancreatitis, even commonly prescribed drugs such as antibiotics.
The typical symptoms of this condition is a lack of appetite and a lack of thirst. Fever may develop with vomiting, diarrhoea and ultimately weakness. Veterinary diagnosis comes from blood and urine tests and an X-ray.
Hospitalisation is the normal veterinary recommendation. Food and water are withheld for around three days. To prevent dehydration, they will be put on a drip. Medication will be advised and surgery will be used to remove any blockages.
This will not only be physically challenging for your dog, it will also be emotionally challenging. Why have you left them here, alone? Have you abandoned them in their hour of need?
There are alternatives to veterinary measures which can also be preventative. Instead of using antibiotics as the first call to action in any disease, consider using safer alternatives. Natural therapies, especially homeopathy, is safe, effective and works by boosting the immune system. Homeopathic treatment can also be used when canine pancreatitis is established.
Most commercial dog food is full of low quality food and high in chemical additives. These keep your dog unhealthy and unable to prevent the onset of disease. By feeding your dog a quality, natural diet, it raises their immune system, so they can heal themselves. Using a system of natural dogs health care, you get the added bonus of economy. Prevention is always more effective than treating on all fronts.