Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Pets and Natural Treatments to Help

Layla's pancreatitis was helped with Ask Ariel supplements

Does your pet have any of the following symptoms of pancreatitis?
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal swelling and/or pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Unusual stool color
  • Hunched up posture
  • Moaning or wailing
If you answered yes, your cat or dog could be suffering from Pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is inflammation and swelling of the pancreas. It can occur in mild or severe forms and can be triggered by eating table scraps or a fatty meal.  Pets can also get pancreatitis from eating spoiled food so be careful to keep trash tightly closed. 

The pancreas has an important role in keeping your pet healthy. It secretes hormones related to sugar regulation (insulin) as well as digestive enzymes to aid in the breakdown and absorption of food.  Without proper absorption during digestion, your pet’s overall health will suffer and can inhibit their ability to thrive.  Symptoms of poor digestion related to fat absorption can include gas, bloating, swollen abdomen and elevated pancreatitic enzymes.  

Acute pancreatitis is the more severe form (can even cause death) and needs immediate medical attention. Hospitalization may be required to keep the pet from becoming dehydrated or going into shock.  Most likely, antibiotics will be given and food and water will be withheld to give your pet’s digestive system complete rest.

Natural Treatments for Pets with Pancreatitis

If your pet has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, it is important to use a low fat, high fiber diet to avoid any future flare-ups.  Many of these pets may also have food allergies, irritable bowel or elevation of the liver enzymes (e.g. sluggish bile flow).  Therefore using a digestive enzyme and powerful multi-strain Probiotic is essential.  
With a change to a hypoallergenic, low fat, high fiber diet and using Ask Ariel's Pancreatitis Kit, plus Gastro ULC
pets can recover and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Three key components of the Pancreatitis Kit are all needed to work synergistically to help the pet digest and break down their food:

Lypozyme -a gentle digestive enzyme that helps break down fats, protein and carbohydrates.  Lypozyme takes the workload off your pet’s pancreas by providing the enzymes readily available for digesting the incoming food.

Power Probiotic-essential for all pets, but especially for those with a pancreatic condition.  Repopulates good intestinal flora, supports immune function and reduces infection and inflammation.

Liver and Gallbladder Support Supplement For Pets -helps the liver break down fats and improves bile flow.  This helps the liver and pancreas work together to digest fats more easily and reduce inflammation.

In addition, many pets that have pancreatitis have acid stomach and burping.   Gastro ULC sprovides natural stomach acid relief, coating the stomach to relieve pain.  Many pets eat better after using Gastro ULC.