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.
It's about time we made this simple! Switching to raw doesn't have to be hard. The following article breaks it down into easy steps and helpful tips. If you don't find the information you need here, please email me at [email protected].
We are happy to announce, we will be downtown at Moonlight Dog Cafe on Tuesday February 3rd for another evening of raw diet education. Will include plenty of time for questions and answers too!
What: 3P Naturals Raw Diet Educational Presentation
Address: 835 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC