Although a small organ, the pancreas significantly impacts food digestion and regulates the blood sugar level. Based on its function, the pancreas is divided into two sections. 1) exocrine pancreas is the larger portion and is involved in the breakdown of fats and proteins by releasing digestive enzymes. 2) endocrine pancreas release hormones that regulate blood sugar level in blood. Abnormalities in the pancreas result in
Pancreatitis or inflammation: dogs develop this condition after consuming certain drugs and meal that has a high-fat content. Symptoms of pancreatitis include vomiting, anorexia, and abdominal pain.
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: in this condition pancreas fails to produce the enzyme.
Diabetes: this is the failure of the production of certain hormones.