What to do if your dog is sick and needs treatment

A dog has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, which is a bacterial infection that can affect your dog’s digestive system and cause complications, including gas, diarrhea and gasping for air.

This is an emergency and needs to be handled quickly.

If your dog has any symptoms of pancreatitis and it is not treated quickly, it could cause severe discomfort.

If you have any questions about your dog, please contact your veterinarian.

If it is suspected of having pancreatitis: Call 911 immediately if your pet is sick.

Call your local animal shelter.

Ask the animal shelter’s staff to put your dog on an IV drip for 24 hours.

Give your pet a 30-minute cold compress to help reduce swelling.

Do not give your pet more than the recommended amount of fluids.

If a vet recommends IV fluids, give them to your pet within 24 hours after receiving them.

If there is swelling and a dog has diarrhea, your veterinarian may order antibiotics.

If the dog’s condition worsens and you have no other options, you may need to take your dog to a veterinarian immediately.

If: Your dog is coughing, gasping or gasping