There are two types of pancreatitis in dogs, chronic and acute pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis is the milder type of pancreatic disorder while the acute pancreatitis is the more severe type. The chronic type of pancreatitis keeps recurring again and again while the acute type only occur once in the entire lifetime of the dog. Both types are life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. But there is one severe form of pancreatitis in dogs that completely destroys some portion of the pancreas and it is called hemorrhagic pancreatitis or necrotizing pancreatitis. This severe form of dog pancreatitis is deadly which requires early and aggressive treatment.
Anatomically, to have a dog cornea function properly, its surface should be free of any opacity, meaning that it should be truly transparent. Superficial epithelial tissues of the cornea not only act as a protective coating, but also ensures that light enters into the eye without any hindrances. Once this surface is scratched, injured or cellular continuity is disturbed, inflammation may occur. This discontinuity can spread to deeper tissues causing a hole in the cornea, which is referred to as a dog eye ulcer. Secondary infections can worsen the condition, and if the condition is not treated in a timely fashion, permanent loss of eye function, . blindness may occur.
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