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Most dogs throw up from time to time, and there's usually no reason to worry about it. However, sometimes, vomiting can be an indication of a bigger problem called pancreatitis. This is a fairly common condition that can affect dogs of all ages and breeds, although some dogs are more prone to it than others. Since pancreatitis can affect any dog, it's a good idea for all dog owners to be able to recognize the symptoms and know when to call a veterinarian.

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1. What Is Pancreatitis?

The pancreas is an organ that makes up part of your dog's digestive system. It plays a critical role in maintaining your dog's health since it produces enzymes that help dogs digest food. The pancreas also produces insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar. Sometimes the pancreas can become irritated or inflamed, which is when pancreatitis occurs. This causes it to stop working properly and can cause significant health problems for your dog. In severe cases, it can even be fatal.

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