Monday, November 21, 2022

Keeping Your Pet Health During The Holidays

Did you know? One of the most risky times for your pet’s health is during the holidays? Pancreatitis is a real threat and veterinary emergency hospitals fill up the day after a holiday. Why? Both cats and dogs overindulge either due to excess “pampering” or getting into the trash.

What is pancreatitis? It’s inflammation and swelling of your pet’s pancreas— a vital organ that produces enzymes for digestion and hormones like insulin to regulate your pet’s blood sugar. Pets with a history of pancreatitis, diabetes or prior digestive problems are most vulnerable. Small and elderly pets are also at high risk.
What’s a pet owner to do? Check frequently on your pet’s whereabouts while guests are over. Keep safe, healthy treats readily available. Ask guests not to feed table scraps and be sure pesky paws are kept out of the kitchen. Keep your trash securely closed.
If you notice the signs of pancreatitis such as vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite or lethargy, contact your veterinarian right away. Use AskAriel’s LypoZyme enzymes to help prevent flare-ups and relieve the discomfort associated with pancreatitis.