Pet Pancreatitis 101

The pancreas is a multifunctional organ that controls two main body systems—endocrine and exocrine. Pancreatic endocrine cells produce insulin and glucagon to regulate blood sugar, and these cells’ damage leads to diabetes. Approximately 98% of the pancreas serves exocrine functions—producing digestive enzymes that help break down and absorb foods’ nutrients. Pancreatic inflammation (i.e., pancreatitis) is [...]