Pancreatitis is a condition in which the pancreas, a large glandular structure located just behind the stomach, becomes inflamed. The pancreas secretes enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.

Pancreatitis is one of the most common diseases in dogs. It can occur at any age but is most common between 3 to 8 years of age. There are two major types of pancreatitis: acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis can be difficult to treat and often requires hospitalization to monitor for signs of worsening disease or infection.

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Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.