Pet Vet: Dangers of human food and trash

Dogs going through the trash is not only a headache for their owners; it can also be extremely dangerous for the animal. Spoiled foods, sharp bones and other items can create many problems, including pancreatitis.

Feeding dogs table food or switching suddenly between dog foods can also cause pancreatitis. 16 Pet Vet Dr. David Visser also advises against giving dogs bones – even if they’re store-bought.

Symptoms include decreased appetite, vomiting and diarrhea, as well as indication that the animal is in pain.

Early treatment is key to a dog’s recovery. Treatments include nutritious IV’s and a bland diet.

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