Pancreas

The pancreas, while being a small organ, delivers a significant impact on digestion of food and blood sugar regulation. Functionally, the pancreas is divided into two sections: 1) the larger exocrine pancreas releases digestive enzymes to breakdown fats and proteins in the diet and 2) the smaller endocrine pancreas releases blood sugar regulating hormones. Abnormalities of the pancreas include:

  • Inflammation, termed pancreatitis. Cats with pancreatitis have vague signs such as lethargy and decreased appetite; vomiting and abdominal pain occur less frequently.
  • Failure to produce enzymes and/or hormones as in exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and diabetes mellitus respectively.
  • Cancer
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