Jasper has been very ill he is in the vets today on an overnight stay, he went in yesterday and has already stayed one night and after having bloods taken and a check-up has now been diagnosed with Pancreatitis.
Pancreatitis is inflammation and swelling of the pancreas. The cause of spontaneous pancreatitis in dogs is not well understood but it is more prevalent in dogs on high-fat diets. An attack may be triggered by eating table scraps or a fatty meal. Jasper does eat a lot of fatty foods so we think thats its why he is ill and he will have to be on a special diet for the rest of his life to control it.
Acute pancreatitis is characterized by the abrupt onset of vomiting and severe pain in the abdomen. Abdominal pain is caused by the release of digestive enzymes into the pancreas and surrounding tissue. Diarrhea, dehydration and weakness.
All my love and healing thoughts go out to him and his family, he is my best friend and I'm looking forward to him being fit and healthy ready for us to see each other at Christmas!