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An_221120 posted:
I am waiting for the results of a blood test to daignose pancreititus in my 8 lb chiuhua. Vet says possible surgery is there any other treatment?
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Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM responded:
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Pancreatitis is a tough disease as there is no specific treatment to stop the inflammation of pancreas. Veterinarians can mange the symptoms - give fluids for dehydration, antiemetics for vomiting and prescribe medications for pain. Surgery is sometimes necessary to fix a pancreatic abscess that occurs secondary to the pancreatic inflammation. Fortunately, this is not very common and most dogs with pancreatitis are managed without surgery. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Ann Hohenhaus


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