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How is the cause of pancreatitis in dogs found?

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If your vet can figure out what caused the pancreatitis, he or she will try to deal with that first. For instance, if it was a reaction to a drug, your vet may take your dog off it. If it's related to diet, your vet may put your dog on prescription food. Sometimes it's hard to tell what causes it, and there's no clear treatment to fight it. The focus instead becomes keeping the dog as comfortable as possible until the attack passes.

SOURCES:

American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation: "Pancreatitis."

News release, Colorado State University.

MedlinePlus: "Abscess," "Pancreatic Diseases."

The Merck Manual Veterinary Edition: "Pancreatitis in Small Animals."

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners."

Jan Suchodolski, med.vet., Dr. med.vet, PhD, Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: "Pancreatitis Information" and "Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity (PLI)."

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Your Dog: "Big Steak Dinner."

Craig B. Webb, PhD, DVM, Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on July 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation: "Pancreatitis."

News release, Colorado State University.

MedlinePlus: "Abscess," "Pancreatic Diseases."

The Merck Manual Veterinary Edition: "Pancreatitis in Small Animals."

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners."

Jan Suchodolski, med.vet., Dr. med.vet, PhD, Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: "Pancreatitis Information" and "Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity (PLI)."

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Your Dog: "Big Steak Dinner."

Craig B. Webb, PhD, DVM, Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on July 21, 2019

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