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In dogs, pancreatitis typically presents with vomiting and diarrhea, fever, a hunched posture, as well as anorexia and fatigue due to the pain and suffering caused by the inflamed pancreas. Additionally, an acute attack of pancreatitis can lead to inflammation of nearby arteries and veins, and even trigger renal failure.
Unfortunately there is no specific treatment for canine pancreatitis, though supportive treatment in the form of antibiotics for any present infections, as well as fluids and pain medication, can go a long way in helping the dog to hopefully recover. Fluids and pain medication are especially important components for treating pancreatitis in dogs, as dehydration and fatigue from pain can both be fatal to dogs with distressed pancreases.
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