Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs
Follow-up Care for Dogs with Pancreatitis
Optimal treatment for your dog requires a combination of home and professional veterinary care. Follow-up can be critical. Follow-up for acute pancreatitis often includes: Administer as directed any medications prescribed by your veterinarian and contact your veterinarian promptly if you have difficulty treating your dog. Follow dietary recommendations made by your veterinarian. Dogs with pancreatitis often are placed on a low-fat diet and should not be fed table scraps. Consider a weight loss program for obese dogs since obesity may predispose to pancreatitis. Keep your dog under close supervision so that it cannot get into and eat garbage. Observe your dog’s activity level, appetite and watch for vomiting or diarrhea. Also watch for signs of abdominal pain, vomiting, loss of appetite or other abnormalities. Actual prescribed follow-up will depend on the severity of your dog’s disease, response to therapy and your veterinarian’s recommendations.