We recently adopted our beloved Jerry from L.E.A.S.H. What a superb dedication and love these people have to helping the forgotten dogs of our society. If you're looking to add a new dog to your family, please consider supporting this great cause.
Taken from www.leashsavinglives.com:
Located in Beautiful British Columbia and serving the Greater Vancouver & surrounding area, LEASH Animal Welfare Society is a BC non-profit dog-rescue Society.
We are a rescue, not a shelter, and are therefor a network of foster homes committed and united in the struggle against high-kill shelters and dog overpopulation.
Inflammatory disease of the pancreas is a growing concern for veterinarians and pet owners. Vets are noticing this issue coming up more frequently in clinical practice. But what is it? How is it diagnosed? What can cause it? What solutions do we have for helping animals with this problem? Nutrition is an important place to start. The pancreas is a digestive and endocrine organ so it’s logical to start by looking at foods that support healthy digestion and metabolic function. Chronic inflammation of digestive organ could be a sign of improper diet, hormonal imbalance, blunt abdominal injury, poisoning, infectious disease, immune-mediated illness and some drug therapies. Azotemia and increased liver enzymes are common with this condition. There are some breeds of dog that are more prone to getting pancreatitis including Miniture Schnauzers, Miniture Poodles and Spaniels. German Shepherds are prone to pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) which can also lead to pancreatitis episodes and other health problems. It’s important to do an examination and lab work to determine the most likely cause and treatment. We will look at how we can feed the body and support the pancreas so it can function correctly.
We had a great time speaking at Moonlight Dog Cafe at the beginning of February and we have more free education coming up! Come ask questions about your pet, meet our doggie celebrities Rowan & Jerry and enter to win a $100.00 gift certificate from 3P Naturals.
Mark your calenders! The 2015 Pet Lover's Expo is coming up. Ask us for free nutritional advice and receive a free sample to try.