Animal Pancreatitis Treatments Tucson AZ

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VCA Animal Medical Center of Tucson
(520) 254-6192
2661 North 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ
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Ask about our Free First Exam for new clients! Your pets and you will love the experience and want to join the family.
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Pima Pet Clinic
(520) 314-8806
4832 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ
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Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Sahuaro Vista Veterinary Clinic
(520) 230-7089
333 W Cool Dr
Oro Valley, AZ
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Mention Local Vets and receive bag of Lean Treats and receive half off your pet's Office Visit. 1st time visit only.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

Ventana Animal Hospital
(520) 314-0789
6866 East Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Equine Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Acoma Animal Clinic
(520) 468-7907
6781 N. Thornydale Suite 207
Tucson, AZ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Equine Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Catalina Pet Hospital
(520) 230-7965
3801 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Animal Emergency Service
(520) 342-0950
4832 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ
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We operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week handling unexpected trauma, illness and injury.
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

River Road Pet Clinic
(520) 392-7213
5655 E River Rd # 171
Tucson, AZ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Ina Road Animal Hospital
(520) 230-7084
7320 N La Cholla Blvd Ste 114
Tucson, AZ
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Services
Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Golf Links Animal Clinic
(520) 230-7041
7725 E. Golf Links Rd
Tucson, AZ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Equine Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Canine Feline Pancreatitis: MyPetED Vet on Pancreatitis in Dogs, Cats

By Ernest Ward, DVM

What is pancreatitis in dogs and cats?MyPetED Image: Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats

  • Pancreatitis is inflammation (swelling and pain) of the pancreas — an important organ that produces enzymes to help with food digestion and regulating blood sugar levels. The pancreas is located on the right side of the abdomen, next to the stomach.
  • In a healthy pet, pancreatic enzymes are “inactive” as they travel to the small intestine. Then they become active to help with digestion.
  • With pancreatitis, these enzymes become activate too soon, so they begin to digest before they should… causing the inflammation.
  • The swelling causes digestive enzymes to spill into the abdominal cavity. This can cause damage to the stomach lining and surrounding organs, such as the liver, bile ducts, gall bladder, and intestines.
  • Sudden (acute) pancreatitis can be mild or severe. If it recurs in a dog or cat, it’s called chronic pancreatitis.

Are certain dogs and cats more likely to get pancreatitis?

  • Pancreatitis happens more frequently in dogs than in cats, but there’s no particular age, sex or breed connection (although it does seem to occur more frequently in Miniature Schnauzers).
  • In fact, the exact cause isn’t known.
  • Pancreatitis may be triggered by a fatty meal or corticosteroid administration.
  • But quite often, it occurs spontaneously without a known trigger.

What are the symptoms of pancreatitis?MyPetED Image: Symptoms of Canine and Feline Pancreatitis include vomiting

The symptoms of pancreatitis are common to many other diseases, so it’s important to call your veterinarian if your pet exhibits these signs:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Lethargy (lack of energy)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite

During an attack, your dog may appear to take a "praying position," with his rear end up in the air while the front legs and head are lowered onto the floor.

A severe attack could be extremely dangerous, with sudden shock or even death occurring.

How does my vet diagnose pancreatitis in dogs and cats?MyPetED Image: Canine and Feline Pancreatitis is diagnosed through blood tests, x-rays and other tests.

  • Your veterinarian asks about symptoms and the patient’s medical history.
  • The he or she runs a Complete Blood Count and Biochemistry Profile to screen your pet for abnormalities related to pancreatitis.
  • Your vet may also run a specific and highly accurate pancreatic test based on pancreatic enzyme levels in the blood. (However, some pets with pancreatitis may not have elevated levels.)
  • X-rays and ultrasound views may show changes associated with inflammation.
  • Unfortunately, a pancreatitis diagnosis may not be definite after these tests, so your vet may need to treat a possible diagnosis.

Can pancreatitis be treated with success?

  • It can be successful, depending on the timing of your pet’s diagnosis, plus your pet’s condition and prompt treatment.
  • In a mild case, withholding food and water can help the pancreas rest and heal itself while your vet does any or all of the following:
    • Your vet will provide intravenous fluids during this rest period to maintain normal f...

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