Pet Danger – Fat Trimmings and Bones

It is often tempting to give our dogs fat trimmings from our juicy steak or perhaps to give them a cooked bone, after all dogs’ love bones. Cooked bones can and will splinter and then your dog will be visiting the animal hospital to have it removed. Not just painful for your favorite friend but also punishing on your wallet.

Fat trimmed from both cooked and uncooked meat can cause pancreatitis. Classic signs of pancreatitis in dogs include:

  • Hunched back
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Pain or distention of the abdomen (dog appears uncomfortable or bloated)
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness/lethargy
  • Fever

If your dog exhibits one of these signs, and only infrequently, monitor them. But if they exhibits multiple signs at once, and repeatedly, a call to your veterinarian is vital. Information from akc.org

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