Pancreatitis in dogs is a condition when the pancreas (an elongated and accessory organ of the digestive system that is located between the duodenum and the spleen) is irritated and swollen. The pancreas functions to help dogs digest food and metabolize it to provide energy. Dog pancreatitis leads to vomiting, loss of appetite, and pains in the abdominal region of the dog.
Research has proven that certain breeds such as Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, Miniature Schnauzers, Poodles, and Yorkshire terriers are highly prone to dog pancreatitis when compared to other breeds. Therefore, vets always advise dog owners to be informed about the breed and be careful of what they feed the dog to prevent this condition.