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Penny, a 6yo Basset Hound, came to EPH on July 22nd, 2019, for walking slowly, being lethargic and uncomfortable. Upon exam, it became pretty clear that Penny’s abdomen was painful. After doing radiographs and reviewing them, there was suspicion of a foreign body but it was still very unclear as to what could be causing Penny’s pain. She spent the night with us and was transferred to her regular veterinarian the next day. Penny was diagnosed with necrotising pancreatitis and transferred back to us each night for the following 2 nights for supportive care and monitoring.
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. There are many different things that can cause pancreatitis but symptoms to look out for include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, and abdominal pain. There are also two types of pancreatitis: acute and chronic. Necrotising pancreatitis can occur when treatment is delayed or ineffective, or if there are complications.
As of July 27th, 2019, Penny was doing well and out of the woods according to her lovely owners.