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Issue number 29.3 Exocrine Pancreas

Acute feline pancreatitis

Published 12/03/2020

Written by Karin Allenspach

Also available in Français , Deutsch , Italiano and Español

Feline pancreatitis is one of the most commonly encountered diseases in small animal practice. Professor Allenspach offers a brief overview of the disease and discusses a holistic approach to treatment.

Acute feline pancreatitis

Key Points

Pancreatitis in cats is a common yet often overlooked condition, and diagnosis should be based both on clinical signs and appropriate tests.


Early intervention in any anorexic cat with pancreatitis is desirable; a high-protein diet given by the enteral route is the preferred method to supplement nutrition.


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