Pancreatitis in shih tzu

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Avatar_f_tn My 13yr old shih tzu was diganosied with pancreatitis a couple of months ago and hospitalized for a week. we followed the vets direction antibiotics and no food from the table anymore. Now he is acting very sick. He screams sometimes when waking up, and we he goes outside he walks with his tail tucked which is very unusal for him. My vet is closed today and i am starting to the his pancreatitis is back. Does this sound correct and if so is there anything i can do for him at home?
1448838_tn?1284738852 Sounds to me like you have a normal Shih Tzu. All three of my families Shih Tzu act the same; they sleep for 99% of the day and when they play they sprint around the house at the speed of light, for about 20 minutes then it is back to sleep. My wife thinks the dog is depressed, but that is just how Shih Tzu are. They are very low energy dogs. As for the puking, that is also pretty normal. Shih Tzu have very sensitive stomachs. My dog pukes often in the morning, usually once a week.
483622_tn?1208483362 My 8 year old shih tzu is not eating. I came home today and found yellow vomit on the floor and now he will not eat. He accidentally ate a piece of fried catfish (bones included) on Sunday, and ever since then he's vomitted at least once a day...this yellow like liquid. I thought he passed the catfish, because Monday morning he accidentally pooped in the house and it looked like the fried fish... Normally he is on Science Diet..
Avatar_f_tn My shih tzu is about 14 years old and hasn't eaten for the past for days. I got him to eat three bites of a fried egg today but then he threw it up. He stumbles when he walks, seems very disorientated, has a dry nose, and is breathing oddly. I can't afford to take him to the vet, what do I do? I've tried feeding him wet food, fried egg, plain rice, rice with chicken, hell I even tried a hot dog just to tempt his appetite (he loves hot dogs) but he wouldn't even eat that.
Avatar_n_tn my shih tzu has had pancreatitis in the past...she won't eat or drink when she has it. Now its the same symptoms but we literally hear her stomach making loud noises...she is it hunger sounds because she isnt eating or should we give her something for gas? Do noises go along with pancreatitis?
Avatar_m_tn There is currently another thread running on this forum about pancreatitis in a shih tzu. I just a few minutes ago finished a REALLY long post containing information about diets and how to home-cook for your dog to help the pancreatitis. I don't want to spam the board with the same post by re-posting it here. Your dog is very lucky to have such an alert owner! Good catch on your part! Please keep us updated!
177988_tn?1266802499 Hi everyone. My 4.5 year old shih tzu is sick in the animal hospital right now. I'm just not understanding fully what is going on. We took her in because she was pooping blood today (not diahreah, just blood alone). They ran tests suspecting she got ahold of trash and that she may have pancreatitis (i have no idea how to spell these words) but she doesn't. They tested her for something that began with an H and is a HUGE word and turned otu that was what she had.
6472661_tn?1381772732 My 6 year old Shih-Tzu Chloe is sick. This started with maple sausage links my grandson dropped and Chloe scarfed up 6 of them. The next day Chloe is in pain, stiff, stomach is puffy and her back is rigid, she whines some when you touch her too much. And she starts shaking and panting also she wont jump or go down steps. But no throwing up or diarrhea I took her to my vet Last saturday, they did an exam and xrays of her stomach and intestines for blockages and they were clean. Her doggy Dr.
2217169_tn?1371487322 he such a little crap head sometimes lol, but we love him to death, we dont have kids, just the two dogs.. shih tzu.... so we go crazy when they are ill!! thanks again!!
Avatar_dr_m_tn By the way, we did recently remove a piece of intestine in 2 patients who had eaten a foreign body. Both Newman, an 18 month old Bulldog and Eve, a 9 month old Shih Tzu, had swallowed a piece of toy that got stuck in their small intestine. There are many other dangers that can threaten our pets' health in the summer time. As always, prevention is the best medicine.
82861_tn?1333457511 keep the extra treats away from your dogs and make sure your guests understand the dog rules. Pancreatitis comes in a wave to veterinary clinics after holiday overindulginces. Chicken and rib bones can easily splinter and perforate the intestine. Keep your dog happy and healthy and hold the treats.
Avatar_n_tn my 7 year old shih tzu trew up the yellow bile one time, since then he's being shaking, drooling with a little flem and kind of loose stool, no diarreah but with some blood on it also with smelly flatulences. He's stomach is also making weird noises. I just change his food to a more natural one from purina. I dont know what going on please help.
Avatar_n_tn My shih~tzu got into the trash 2 days ago and then started shaking and would yip if you would touch his belly. The next day he had problems walking with his hind legs. He has feeling in them, but, just has difficulty walking. We gave him an enteric baby asprin and he seemed a tinge better~no shakes. He has urinated, but hasn't passed his bowels. We also have given him boiled chicken and rice. We will take him to the vet tomorrow. What do you think is going on that he can't walk?
Avatar_m_tn It's very common for liver enzymes to be elevated during a bout of pancreatitis. When a dog has pancreatitis, there is an elevation in the gamma glutamyltransferasd (GGT) enzyme. Jaundice is caused by an elevation in bilirubin, which is a waste product generated by the breakdown of hemoglobin. During a bout of pancreatitis the pancreas is overproducing digestive enzymes. The reason pancreatitis is so painful for the dog is because the pancreas is digesting itself.
Avatar_f_tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
793908_tn?1294708709 That is so good to know that the Cushing's can go away. I was just told yesterday that My Shih-Tzu that is12 years old has Cushing's I was so scared for her. She just started on Trilostane yesterday. I hope she gets to feeling better soon. Thanks for the good news.
Avatar_m_tn When a dog is diagnosed with pancreatitis it is usually blamed on a high-fat diet but a diet that is high in fat will not cause pancreatitis in a dog with a healthy pancreas. A high-fat diet will, however, aggravate an already-diseased pancreas to the point where an attack of pancreatitis is the result. Some dogs are genetically predisposed to pancreatic disease. Dogs with parathyroid conditions are predisposed, as are dogs who get too much calcium in their diets.
Avatar_f_tn I agree with Karla, this vet is a menace! A dog that screams in pain for no apparent reason, my first thought would be pancreatitis. It's common for a dog with pancreatitis to yelp in pain without anyone touching him because the condition itself is so very painful. You need to get to a vet who will run a battery of tests to diagnose the problem instead of going to this one who just medicates willy-nilly in hopes of something working. Karla has given you some very good advice!
Avatar_m_tn He has been tested for tick borne disease, auto-immune (which was negative but does not necessarily mean negative), had an ultra sound, blood path tests, etc. He is an American Eskimo/Shih Tzu. His name is Oliver and we are just praying for his recovery - only 2 years old. On the meds he has an appetite, plays way less than normal, no vomitting, and normal BM's.... He is just not his same old self at this point with blood results that have not told us anything....Did you find out what it was?
2152087_tn?1336526990 I was never so hurt in my life, I am newly divorced and this 3 pound shih tzu is my entire life and love. she never ever leaves my side even when she goes out to pee I am right there, thats why I know she didn't get into anything, she eats lamb and rice dog food. She has never ever been sick at all. her poo is dark brown and kinda sticky this seems gross but when pooped this afternoon when I got back home and I put gloves on and went through it to see if I could find reasons.
Avatar_f_tn I was just wondering, why do so many dogs and cats get pancreatitis and liver failure? Do you think there is something in their commercial dog and cat food or perhaps it's our lifestyle reflected onto them. You know what I mean...........too much food, not enough exercise. (this applies to me) Maybe you have some other idea. It seems like every second person you speak to has had a pet with pancreatitis or liver failure or both.
Avatar_n_tn I too have a dog with CHF - 14 yr old shih tzu. I've broken the piggy bank and gone into major debt, but I can't bear to lose him. Like you, I lost another dog (12yr. old) last Sept suddenly to liver cancer so I am trying hard as I can to keep him as long as I can - he sees a cardiologist regularly and they have been wonderful. Maybe some of what we are doing might help you. The meds they have prescribed has done wonders - night and day from when he didn't have them.
82861_tn?1333457511 I am new to this forum and site which i found by accident! I have a 5 yr/old shih tzu. i was surfing the net to find info regarding his visit today to our vet. Awesome site for dog/pet lovers!
544292_tn?1268886268 I got an email this morning from my Mother who says she's coming here in September? I can't even think that far in advance. I'm thinking stuff like, "I have to brush my hair and take a shower." It seems like an insurmountable prospect! I have such respect for anyone who has come off Tramadol and .... I don't know ... maintained a life? Mud mud mud everywhere. Walking thru mud. I just took vitamins and a big cup of Lecithin granules which are supposed to decrease anxiety.
1393112_tn?1294907542 My 11 year old Shih Tzu had been going through about the same thing as everyone is talking about` even peeing after the attack. She would be laying sleeping and start screaming like she was in terrible pain` as soon as it was over her bladder would release.I root caused it to chicken. For the past 6 months she has had 2 attacks and both times chicken was involved.
2361255_tn?1339611918 My Shih-Tzu had a urinary tract infection for which she was put on an antibiotic. Her urine contained blood and her vet diagnosed her with bladder stones and suggested surgery after she completed her course of antibiotics. On a day when my vet was closed (Sunday) my dog had difficulty urinating and was passing just a little blood tinged urine. Not only did she refuse to eat but she would not even walk when I took her outside.
Avatar_n_tn Initially, we were told to wait it out, then he was put on a steroid regimen, and was on steroids with a holistic support approach and, in the end, immodium. We finally put him out of his misery on June 5. With all the professional help, I felt helpless as I watch my first born die. No one seemed to acknowledge he was so sick. I'm struggling for answers as to what happened and how it happened. I do believe it was the shots that killed him. Has anyone heard similar stories?
203342_tn?1328740807 I just wanted to let you know that our 10 year old little Shih Tzu/Maltease girl has been diagnosed with Cushings. We have not yet put her on any meds but we did do the accupuncture route. We did all the blood work before her disease was diagnosed and her liver enzymes were sky high. She went for the accupuncture treatments, 5 in all, and then had her blood work redone and her liver enzymes were still high but had come down alot.
Avatar_f_tn Hi I'm new to this forum and stumbled onto it while looking for help with my dog not eating. I have a 15 1/2 year old toy poodle named Chloe. She was my daughter's Christmas present in 1994 but has really become my dog over the years. I have noticed Chloe not eating as much and losing weight but attributed it to her advanced age and problems with arthritis.