Pancreatitis can be a serious illness for a dog. Many times it is painful and can be life threatening. If a dog has any symptoms of pancreatitis; such as vomiting, not eating, lethargy, and/or is walking around with their back arched up, pancreatitis could be the culprit.

The links below have a wealth of information regarding canine pancreatitis.

http://dogaware.com/articles/wdjpancreatitis.html

http://www.idexx.ch/tiergesundheit/l...cussion_06.pdf


The spec cPL test can rule in or rule out pancreatitis. Link with information regarding the spec cPL test: http://www.idexx.eu/smallanimal/refe.../spec-cpl.html