Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Feline Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas, and when inflamed, the digestive enzymes leak out and cause damage to the pancreas and the nearby liver. Pancreatitis is quite different in cats than it is in dogs.Cats usually present with lethargy, decreased appetite, dehydration and weight loss. They rarely show signs of abdominal pain although there is improvement seen when pain medications are given. When there is chronic pancreatitis, long-term pain medication can be used.

They may also have intermittent vomiting or none at all, but either way, an antinauseant should be given to help with the appetite, and if not then an appetite stimulant can be added in as well. Many times there is a concurrent disease such as Hepatic Lipidosis, Cholangitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease or Diabetes Mellitus and they should also be treated at the same time.

If pancreatitis is the only disease present than a low residue diet should be sufficient, but if there is any type of gastrointestinal disease than a novel protein diet is the best.

Written by Laurie Box

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Fairmont Animal Hospital