The Animal Center of Zachary enrolling pets for canine pancreatitis study

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ZACHARY, La (BRPROUD) – The Animal Center of Zachary is enrolling pet patients for a national clinical study on a drug intended to help manage signs of acute onset canine pancreatitis.

The Animal Center of Zachary says ingesting sugary, high-fat treats like those left out around Halloween can cause lead to the “very painful” and life-threatening condition.

 “While Halloween can be a fun event for pets and their owners, we encourage our clients to supervise their pets to prevent them from getting into trouble from eating left-out food and candy,” says Dr. Leigh O’Brien, a veterinarian at the clinic.

“We are excited to participate in this study because acute canine pancreatitis is a serious and painful condition, and we are proud to play a role in developing new treatments.”

The Animal Center will provide free testing and treatment for acute onset canine pancreatitis as part of the study for dogs that qualify.

Dr. O’Brien indicated that calling The Animal Center of Zachary at (225) 654-2649 is the preferred way to enroll you dog in the study but pet owners can also visit the sign up page online.

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