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Pancreatitis in Cats !!!

 Pancreatitis in Cats !!!



Normal function

Lying just under the stomach and along with the beginning of the small intestine, known as the duodenum, the pancreas is a small pink glandular organ.

Understanding Pancreatitis

In cats, there is also a condition called triaditis, which includes concurrent chronic pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cholangiohepatitis, which is inflammation of both the liver and the biliary system.

Diagnosing Pancreatitis

Most commonly cats with pancreatitis lose their appetite and become lethargic. The diagnosis comes from combining the clinical signs together with blood tests. The veterinarian will decide which tests would rule out other causes for the clinical signs. Often, cats with pancreatitis are also affected by a condition called hepatic lipidosis or fatty liver disease, which stems from a large drop in caloric intake.

Treatment

If the case is chronic, the patient may be on the special diet long term. Other possible interventions include antibiotics and plasma transfusions depending on the severity of the inflammation.


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