Acute pancreatitis symptoms in dogs

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Avatar f tn my dog has had pancreatitis 2 times he is 8 yrs old and he hasnt shown symptoms in 2 yrs. we got a kitten over the weekend and the dog ended up eating the cat food a couple of times. now he has diahrea and i have seen a couple blood drops by the poop. Is there something i can do for him other then take him to the vet. It is the same exact symtoms as last time so i really dont need to pay a couple hunred dollars for them to tell me what i already know.
Avatar n tn Schnauzers, particularly mini-schnauzers, are notorious for pancreatitis. As long as you can get her through acute attacks, you can probably manage the chronic symptoms for a long time. My Aunt had a mini schnauzer that lived to be 19 years old with chronic panc. :-) As for testing, I'd probably just go by how the dog behaves and what symptoms are present. If she looks bad, she probably IS bad. After that, it's a matter of knowing when she needs hospitalization.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Dogs acquire phosphorus directly from food, and normally (in healthy dogs) any excess is excreted through the kidneys. In kidney disease the kidneys are damaged and cannot excrete excess phosphorus, which then acts like a toxic substance in the blood. Reducing phosphorus intake is therefore important (check all the foods you may be feeding, including treats, for phosphorus content). The additional way of controlling it is to introduce a phosphate binder.
Avatar m tn My aunt had a mini-schnauzer who had an acute attack early in life. She had chronic pancreatitis for the rest of her life with a handful of acute attacks thrown in. BUT, she lived to be 18. I'm praying for that kind of outcome for your little girl. Do keep us posted on her progress.
Avatar f tn My 9 yr. old little Poodle Julie also had 2 bouts of 6 mos. time. Same symptoms as your dog & she was hospitalized both times for 4 days. They did the same to Julie as your dog. She came home 2 wks ago & is much better. Julie has Cushings disease & that may have caused it. No-one is sure. One thing I do know is that I gave her fatty table food right after last Xmas & she was real sick on New Years Eve. She also had a seizure with that bout...
1393112 tn?1294907542 I had to sleep next to him at night or he would not settle, it took about a week for him to be pain free. In very large dogs stones can be a very big problem.Nowhere near the worry with small dogs no idea why. Lets hope your little dog has passed the stone already.
1916673 tn?1420236870 It is common for younger dogs with low PCV levels to have substantial flea infestation or intestinal hookworms, though any problem that causes bloody diarrhea can lead to a low PCV (because younger dogs simply haven’t enough iron stored in their bodies to replace lost blood). In older dogs, the problem might be from an immune system condition, liver disease, bone-marrow disease, cancer or chronic kidney failure.
1916673 tn?1420236870 And ... Just in case you haven't read it, here's a link to my article on diet and kidney disease in dogs ... http://www.infobarrel.
Avatar f tn If you all go in there, and your other dog witnesses her death, on the vet's table, it is just possible it might make HIM afraid in future of going to the vet. Dogs are no way stupid. They know going in there they smell sickness, and nervousness, which is bad enough. They can't put two-and-two together quite the way we can. They can't think "our loved one was sick, so we went to the vet for her suffering to be ended" All he will observe is her death while at the vet's.
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Avatar f tn Check for Phosphorus. Pancreatitis is another common symptom with kd dogs. It is extremely important you completely cut all fat from the diet, as the pancreatitis will otherwise worsen quickly. Has your vet given your dog intravenous fluid therapy? At the current time, this is the priority, if you are to have any chance at all in bringing the levels down. It may not be possible, but it's worth trying. Her breath smells because of toxins and possibly due to infection.
Avatar f tn I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late in the game that dogs can also take phenergan. It didn't work quite as well as the reglan, but at that point we tried anything we could get our hands on. Over the counter Dramamine for motion sickness can be tried as it is metabolized in the liver - got that info from an ER vet nearby.
Avatar m tn Infectious yawning has also been noted in chimpanzees and dogs.” Yawning easily arises as imitative action (in the form of mirror-neuron response). “A mirror neuron is a neuron that excited both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Thus, the neuron "mirrors" the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate and other species including birds.
Avatar f tn Next time I will ask to go over all the panels available (I would think that they would have a kidney specific panel, with such a high prevalance of kidney disease in older dogs) and make sure all the right measurements are done in the future. I have access to scientific journals and found a trend toward the use of serum SDMA to detect kidney disease prior to elevation of creatinine. It doesn't look like it will be useful for monitoring progression though.
Avatar n tn Any sudden ingestion of a high fat food - including bones with scraps left on - can cause pancreatitis, which is oftentimes fatal. My vet says he gets slammed in the days after summer holidays with dogs experiencing acute pancreatitis. NO table scraps is the smart way to go, but if you simply can't resist those begging eyes, use common sense. Anything that is bad for you, is even worse for your dog.
Avatar m tn Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)- This disorder of the digestive system is potentially life threatening (particularly in its acute form) but often responds well to treatment. It is more common in some breeds than others and is frequently seen in German Shepherd Dogs. Successful treatment of pancreatic problems requires close cooperation between owner and veterinarian, as well as a certain flexibility in working with changes in the animal's condition.
Avatar f tn , my daughter found a couple of acceptable treats she can feed her but that is about it. I lost a young Sheltie, one of my show dogs, to acute pancreatitis that came on suddenly. :-( Fingers crossed your little one responds to treatment and you will be able to manage this. Please update and goid luck.
931217 tn?1283484935 Or neutered pets studied in an affluent city may get more veterinary care, and better care in general, than intact dogs roaming loose in a rural area, so differences between the groups in some disease might be due to factors other than neutering. A good scientific study will try to control for such factors and the authors will identify potential problems with their data.
Avatar m tn Foods high in fats, sugar and carbohydrates can lead to pancreatitis, so consider what you've been feeding her over the last year or so and see what the levels of these are according to the label. It may be that your dog is suffering from acute pancreatitis, and hopefully this will be resolved once treated. Obesity is also a cause, so it's worth checking the weight of your dog comparing it with average canine weight charts for the breed.
Avatar f tn Sudden intakes of fat (pork is always a bad one) tend to cause it in dogs. Call your vet and ask him to run labs for pancreatitis. I'm kind of surprised he hasn't done it already because most vet clinics see a rash of pancreatitis after a big eating holiday. He may have done the labs but it was too early to see a rise in amylase and lipase. Kidney labs can go wonky too with pancreatitis and vice versa, so it's definitely a question that needs to be answered.
Avatar f tn I thought she just drank too much water after going for a walk with me earlier in the day. Or could this have been pancreatitis?There was butter and sugar in the dessert. Although this wasn't the first time she has gotten into the trash or eaten other human food on accident and had been completely fine. I am wondering if all of those occasions where she got into human food has accumulated clots in her pancreas.
Avatar f tn As it turned out, just the bit of fat left on the rib bone was enough to push his pancreas over the edge into full blown acute pancreatitis. We spent several thousand dollars and three weeks trying to save his life, but it was his time to go. These things always tend to happen over holidays when dogs are either fed things that are outside their normal diet or help themselves by counter- and table-surfing.
Avatar m tn Surgery would have caused her more pain and probably only postponed the inevitable. I have list a couple of younger dogs in the past that were fine in the morning and lost one the same day and another in two days. I am very in tuned to my animals and saw no indication of illness. Ended up one had a tumor on her liver that ruptured and the other got acute pancreatitis. So sorry for your loss. She is running free now.
Avatar m tn Did the vet say anything about her possibly having pancreatitis? It can cause acute renal failure. The fact that she doesn't want to eat makes me wonder if that's what it is, since pancreatitis makes them feel just plain downright LOUSY. Pancreatitis can also cause the other symptoms that you described her as having, it can make her feel weak and wobbly, and nauseous.
Avatar f tn My wife has MS, used Copaxone developed acute pancreatitis and her pancreas ruptured a few days later. She spent 1 month in ICU on life-support and now has MULTIPLE problems from that episode. This happened around 2-1/2 years ago. We received a letter from Copaxone saying they saw her pancreas had ruptured and she now has acute pancreatitis. The info they shared in the letter told us it is now considered a side effect of the medicine.
Avatar n tn I was just checking on something similar with my dog and came across peritonitis. Dogs will sit in that praying position to avoid the pain in their stomach. Check it online to see if any of the symptoms match. It's pretty serious though so I would recommend taking him to the vet right away. I hope he gets better!
Avatar m tn Anyway, the dosage for Homeopathic meds are usually the 6c potency 2 tabs every 2 hours in acute cases, for 6 doses. Then when the symptoms start to lessen, cut down to 3 times a day.....then 2 times a relation to any improvement. As soon as the dog appears better, stop dosing. Only start dosage again if the symptoms return. It is the same dosage for any weight of dog. Try not to handle the tablets. Shake them out of the bottle, crush them between 2 spoons into a powder.
Avatar n tn That disease can so often be fatal even with the best of care. Some dogs will have problems and flareups the rest of their lives after one bout of acute panc, and the same thing happens in humans. My aunt had mini schnauzer who had pancreas flares for the last half of her 18 (yes, that's 18 - not a typo!) years. Thanks for taking such good care of your pup.
Avatar m tn Anyway the only person who seemed to care was my older sister who is quite educated about that kind of stuff. She was in town and was explaining to me how if dogs don't immediately die from that, they can develop diabetes, and become quite sluggish, and need insulin and stuff. I have been watching him every day, and it has been 4 days since then and I still think hes sick. I just watched him sluggishly walk to a corner and rushed him outside because i knew he was going to vomit.
Avatar f tn The FAQ from the idexx SDMA test even says that these types of incongruous results are unusual. Could her kidneys have been injured in an acute attack back in July when she was having issues, and now she has permanent damage as opposed to something that is progressive?