Pancreatitis is a subject we have mentioned before, but it bears repeating this holiday season. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. Sounds simple, but the reality is the inflammation causes many serious side effects that can develop into something more serious if treatment isn't started as soon as possible. Pancreatitis can be caused by rich, fatty foods which is why it is very important to avoid giving your pets tablescraps and over-treating all together. It may be hard to resist the "sad puppy" and "sad kitty" faces, but it is important for their overall health.