Pancreatitis in Pets: An Unfortunate Problem During the Holidays

DinnerPass the turkey! Pass the gravy! Pass the pie! There’s no doubt that Thanksgiving is the time for food, family, and a few post-turkey naps on the couch. However, did you know it’s also the busiest day for veterinary emergencies due to pancreatitis in pets?

BEEVET Animal Hospital wants to stress the importance of having a pet-safe Thanksgiving. Keep reading to learn more about this common illness and what you can do to prevent it.

A Primer on Pancreatitis in Pets

The pancreas is an organ located near the stomach and small intestine. It’s responsible for producing insulin and digestive enzymes. Acute pancreatitis occurs when this important glandular organ becomes inflamed.