Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Protect Your Pet from Pancreatitis

At holiday time and all the time, it's fun to pamper our pets!  But, please be careful with table scraps.  Table scraps can be high in fat and may contain spices and unusual ingredients that can make your pet sick.  Instead, keep a variety of treat options handy (freeze dried food and treats work great!) so that you can pamper your pet with foods that will keep them healthy and happy.  Lypozyme is great to keep on hand as it improves digestion of fats and can help ward off 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.  Symptoms of poor digestion related to fat absorption can include gas, bloating, swollen abdomen and elevated pancreatitic enzymes. Our veterinary-approved Pancreatitis Kit includes 3 formula (Lypozyme, Liver & Gallbladder , Power Probiotics) that contain powerful enzymes and nutrients to support cats and dogs with pancreatitis.  If you suspect your pet may have eaten inappropriate food and is now not eating or showing signs of lethargy, inappetance, vomiting or diarrhea, please contact your veterinarian immediately.  This can often happen when house guests are there so please keep a close eye on your pet when food is being served, especially on lower tables such as those near a couch.