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What You NEED to Know Now About Your Dog's Pancreas

26 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Why is it so important to know what the functions of the pancreas are? Well, the pancreas is a very important organ that does several things for the body to run smoothly. This is especially true if your dog is diabetic. Let's take a look at what it does.
ENDOCRINE CELLS
Endocrine cells produce hormones that regulate blood sugar levels; insulin and glucagon.
When blood glucose levels increase, the pancreas releases insulin to bring down glucose. When BG is too low, the pancreas releases glucagon into the bloodstream, which tells the liver to dump stored sugars into the bloodstream. This is...
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