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Six Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Cats

Friday, August 19, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4
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PINEHURST, N.C., Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health created and developed the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as a PEMF therapy for animals. The Loop helps heal wounds and relieve pain in cats, dogs, and horses.

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Assisi Animal Health reveals six signs of pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the pancreas, in cats. The pancreas is vital to food digestion—producing the enzymes that digests your cat's food as well as producing insulin. Inflammation of the pancreas can disrupt the flow of enzymes, which will then start to break down fat and proteins in the cat's other organs, which can lead to permanently damage in the pancreas. Keep a close lookout for these signs.

  1. Loss of appetite. This is one of the most important signs of pancreatitis in your cat. Your cat simply will not want to eat.
  2. Lethargy. Combined with a loss of appetite, cats with pancreatitis can also be lethargic, and simply lay around rather than interact and play with you.
  3. Dehydration. Not only will your cat stop eating, he or she will not want to drink any water, and can quickly become dehydrated.
  4. Weight loss. The aforementioned symptoms will most likely result in weight loss. Closely monitor your cat's weight if he or she is not acting as they normally would.
  5. Difficulty breathing. It is also important to note any changes in your cat's breathing habits. Cats that begin to have trouble breathing could have pancreatitis.
  6. Jaundice. This condition, where a cat's eyes, skin, gums and inside mouth tissue have a yellowish tint, can also be a sign of inflammation of the pancreas.

Less obvious symptoms include low body temperature, increased heart rate, excessive abdominal fluid and resulting abdominal pain. Cats with more severe pancreatitis can develop sepsis (an infection that spreads through the entire body).

Inflammation of the pancreas (or pancreatitis) often progresses rapidly in cats, but can often be treated without any permanent damage when diagnosed early.   If pancreatitis goes long-term without treatment, severe organ, and even brain damage can occur.

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care® — the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling, and to enhance recovery.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 8668307342, kaysie.dannemiller@assisianimalhealth.com

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SOURCE Assisi Animal Health

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