Pancreatitis is an acute inflammatory condition that might be triggered when dogs are fed fatty table scraps or are on a diet high in fats. Concurrent liver dysfunction might also be evident, because bile from the liver backs up into the pancreas.
Milk thistle and dandelion root herbal products can help improve liver function. Probiotics (always given on an empty stomach) along with a low-fat diet can help improve pancreatic function. Digestive enzymes, such as those from papaya and pineapple extracts, can help compensate for any pancreatic insufficiencies in production of digestive enzymes.
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