Navigation Links
Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic Answers Questions About Animal's Diets

Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) January 14, 2013

The holidays are finally over, and people everywhere are starting to work on making better food choices. Often thought of as one of the family, a beloved pets’ diet shouldn’t go overlooked. One question veterinarians get asked all the time is: Is it safe to feed my pet people food?

Although many dietary indiscretions work themselves out, there are those that develop into acute pancreatitis and need immediate medical attention. Acute pancreatitis is the sudden inflammation of the pancreas. Ingesting fatty food or too much food can cause the pancreas to become inflamed. Once this happens, the pancreas stops functioning which then causes pain and often vomiting. It is a serious condition that can also cause depression and occasionally shock and death.

As little as one piece of meat or fat can stimulate acute pancreatitis in some pets, especially if the pancreas has been previously irritated. What is considered a large amount for one pet is different for others, depending on the size, age and health of the pet.

Some other foods that can cause toxic reactions or gastrointestinal upset are: chocolate, raisins, grapes, nuts, milk or cream, mold covered foods, onions, garlic or any other food containing the previously mentioned foods. It is best not to feed table scraps at all, but if you must, do not give fatty foods.

Call a veterinarian immediately if a pet has any unusual behavior, vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy. There is also a Pet Poison helpline: (800)213-6680. Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic encourages pet owners to avoid causing their pets any undue stress or pain, and just refraining from feeding pets any people food at all.

About the company:
Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic is a full service veterinarian providing medical, surgical and dental care in a compassionate, caring manner with a personal touch. Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic is a staple in the Mid-Coast Maine area and has been proudly serving residents of Damariscotta for over 50 years. For more information, please visit their website at

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Spectrum Surgical Announces Veterinary Eye Surgery Packs
2. to Target Veterinary Hospitals with Ladybug Vapor Steam Cleaners
3. International symposium on veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy to be held in Vienna
4. Offers Free Promotional Pages for Veterinary Professionals
5. Penn and Cornell researchers spearhead the development of new guidelines for veterinary CPR
6. ASH international clinical collaboration replicates high cure rate of APL in developing countries
7. Life Support Technologies Group Appoints Edward Golembe, MD as Co-Clinical Director
8. Chinese Herbal Medicine Can Reach into Prostate Gland and Treat Prostatitis Successfully As A New Option for Prostatitis Sufferers, States Wuhan Dr.Li's Clinic
9. Life Support Technologies Group Appoints Scott Gorenstein, MD as Co-Clinical Director
10. Audiology Services of Chattanooga Inc., Best Clinic for Hearing Aids in Chattanooga, Reveals New Video From Founder
11. Declining access to electroconvulsive therapy: A clinical choice or an economic one?
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association ... standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of ... 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law ... organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our ... a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is ... vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds ... by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl ... this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in ... like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of ... Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of ... taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced ... now successfully helping those with the widespread pain associated ... diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, ... I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... a strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient ... spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... a medical device used to measure lung function for ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... PARIS and NEW YORK , Sept. 12, ... ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual ... the CSR performance of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based ... years 2015 and 2016. ... EcoVadis Global CSR Risk & Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: