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Holidays and the Increased Risk for Pancreatitis in Pets

Clairmont_iStock_000016347139_Large (1)Bowls of gravy, golden turkey legs, and buttered rolls from the oven – all these rich foods signal the arrival of Thanksgiving and other winter holidays. Unfortunately, the amount of feasting that occurs during this time of year also results in an increased number of cases of pancreatitis in pets.

Pet owners aren’t the only ones who suffer a little GI discomfort after overindulging. Think those leftovers aren’t so bad for Fido? Think again. Table scraps can create more problems than simply a bellyache when it comes to our pets. Continue…