Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
Yup. Dogs can get pancreatitis from eating foods too rich in fat that they aren't used to. Like turkey skin. Dark turkey meat. Dressing. Pan drippings. All those things that Uncle Elmer slips your dog under the table or after the meal. All those things that make our Thanksgiving feast a feast.
High-fat foods irritate a dog's pancreas, which is an essential organ in the digestive tract and it becomes inflamed. The inflammation disrupts the natural flow of enzymes secreted by the pancreas, resulting in an interruption in the normal digestion of food. The longer pancreatitis goes untreated, the worse the effects. If caught early, this disease can be treated with little long-term damage. However, if left untreated, the result can be fatal.
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