Canine pancreatitis symptoms

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Avatar n tn We have wonderful success with the canine Pancreatitis patients in our veterinary clinic using a few natural therapies with a home made natural diet. Take the burden off your dogs pancreas with full spectrum digestive enzymes. Re-balance your dogs digestive system with probiotics. Consider a bland home made diet such as chicken, rice and peas. If you would like to follow up on this in detail with me, that would be fine.
1832268 tn?1326819610 I would like to hear some input from others, as to what information would be helpful. For example...Breed, Age, Symptoms, Creatine, Bun, and Phorsphorus levels at time of first exam that revealed Kidney Disease, as well as End Stage Symptoms and Lab Values ( if known. ) How Quickly did the disease progress. Did the dog die naturally, or was the death assisted. I think this type of information would be very helpful to anyone and their dog, who has to deal with this disease.
Avatar m tn I'm wondering if her symptoms could be caused by an attack of Pancreatitis...? Inflammation of the Pancreas is very painful (i.e. her shaking) and most often causes vomiting. It is confirmed by blood tests showing elevated amylase and/or lipase levels, along with a new serum test called canine pancreatitis lipase immuninol reactivity and TAP (Trypsinogen Activation Peptide).
1485641 tn?1287977898 Our theory is that it could be pesticide poisoning from our neighborhood lawn maintenance. When we researched canine poisoning types and symptoms, arsenic poisoning seems to match his symptoms. If anyone has experienced pesticide poisoning or may know what else could be causing his episodes please let us know. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
1644524 tn?1301005892 But stop. Right now. Pedigree is basically canine junk food, and hotdogs are much too laden with salt and fat to be the right thing to eat (much as he wants these things!) Drinking milk is better than drinking nothing I guess. But dogs are lactose-intolerant, by their very natures! Milk is not a good idea, even if it does contain Vitamin D.
Avatar f tn I have postponed futher blood tests until this condition absolutely requires it I would like to know if there are any other things I can do to help her like diet I am on a very low income but would wish to improve her diet and give her supplements that might ease the onset of her symptoms. I have stopped putting cereal in her food (mixer) I use a good quality tinned food based on tripe and mix in Hills id.
Avatar f tn If your vet is right about Glomerular disease (GD), then some of the symptoms could involve the same symptoms of Chronic Kidney Failure. However, other collective symptoms would be telling of GD, such as swelling of the limbs, heart rhythm disturbance, blue-purple skin colouration and swelling of the optic nerve due to high blood pressure. Are these symptoms evident?
Avatar m tn I hope that whatever is ailing your dog, is easily fixed. I have to say, it does sound like it could be pancreatitis. I think you made a good choice to have her treated for it. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know how things go with her.
Avatar m tn My 13 yr old Cardigan Corgi died 08/20/17 after a bout with pancreatitis, kidney failure and a enlarged prostate. About 2.5 weeks in total start to finish. Vet said he had small kidneys from xrays. Prostate was restricting urine a little. I noticed little changes before he was sick lost a little weight slow down a little . But he could go all day no excessive urination or frequent peeing or accidents.
931217 tn?1283484935 Clinical symptoms other than infertility are uncommon, though some dogs can experience serious infectious of the bone, eyes, or nervous system. [9] The most common complication of pregnancy for females is dystocia, when the normal process of labor and delivery fails. Rates of dystocia in dogs vary greatly by breed, from as low as 5% of whelpings to over 85% in breeds with large heads.
Avatar f tn Pancreatitis is made much worse with fat in the diet, so that's something worth assessing. If any food has moderate to high fat, change it for something more appropriate (low fat).
Avatar m tn It could actually be that he has mild IBD, or Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This can have many of the same symptoms as pancreatitis, although I am curious as to what made them think it was pancreatitis when so many of the symptoms also point to other things. There must have been SOMETHING that brought that to mind. Hopefully it will be in the notes. Your poor wife! Tell her that she is most definitely in my thoughts and prayers and I send her wishes for a very speedy recovery!
Avatar n tn My dog recently diagnosed w/Cushing symptoms and shes only 7 yrs...I am not real good yet regarding the disease...I have been on forum asking same questions...there is though a person on this forum, that does know, hopefully they will respond to you... Good Luck...
Avatar n tn I have the greatest dog-ter (daughter of the canine persuasion). She is an Old English Mastiff that I rescued from the pound in August of 2000 when she was about 18 to 24 months old, so she's approximately 10 1/2 or 11 years old now. She was prolapsed when I got her, but had no other health issues until November of 2007, when she was diagnosed with Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia.
Avatar f tn However, I noted earlier in your post that your dog has suffered from pancreatitis - and excessive fat in the diet can induce bouts of pancreatitis, so it's something to keep an eye on. Eggs "can" also be a good addition to the diet of kd dogs ... BUT ... while egg white is rich in omega-3, the yolk is very high in phosphorous and omega-6. The best balancing rule to follow therefore is one egg yolk for every 3 egg whites. Eggs are also extremely high in good protein ...
Avatar m tn Over and above obese dogs and dogs with diabetes, these include hypothyroidism, pancreatitis, chronic liver disease, elevated corticosteroid levels (usually brought about by medications or an over-active adrenal gland, also known as Cushing's Disease) AND (not typical, but not uncommon either) chronic kidney disease. It is when there is a combination of common symptoms and blood results that a vet would ordinarily advise further and/or repeat tests and come to a suspicion of kidney failure.
Avatar f tn My Oscar acts like a normal happy dog but he does have a few symptoms. He pees a lot at a time and is not drinking as much water. He gags sometimes and has threw up a couple of times. Also when it's time to eat, I have to mix my other dogs food with the k/d (organic castor&pollux grain free) to get him to eat. I recently am adding tripett green tripe to his food. My first question is about the green tripe, at the levels Oscars are, it a good idea to feed it to him?
1916673 tn?1420236870 I am currently looking into another aspect of canine kidney failure and would appreciate your response to the question: During the diagnosis period, did your vet measure your dog's blood-pressure? There are reasons for me asking this, but please forgive me for not explaining them at this stage.
Avatar f tn I went brought him home.He has not ate anything she gave me a can of Prescription Diet food I/D Canine Gastrointestional Health.Siad he ate and like this ..he want even smell of it .He love's boiled chicken he would even taste it.I have paid out $500 in two day's.He's still no better want eat a bite of anything or drink.Vet said may have to bring him in for xray's another $300 plus whatever...Vet's gone for long Memorial weekend don't know what to do.Any advice would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn Hi my dog Lucy was diagnosed in May with Kidney disease I thought it was early stage but her creatinine level was 644 umol/L Alk Phos 78, 1 month later her creatinine was 650 umol/L , the last few weeks has seen a lot of vomiting and bloods were repeated 2 weeks ago and her levels are off the wall! Creatinine is now 942umol/L her hb is only 6.
14146674 tn?1433801990 She was diagnosed last year after blood work was done when she wasn't feeling well (she had pancreatitis). Her numbers were stage one and we went ahead with dental work and removing five decaying teeth to lessen the risk of infection. Abby also had an extensive orthopedic device installed in her front right elbow to repair a fracture that occurred before I adopted her.
Avatar f tn I have an ~18 year old terrier mix rescue dog who developed chronic kidney disease--stage 2, about 2 weeks after an episode of acute pancreatitis—now about 7 weeks ago. He had been on metacam for degenerative joint disease (elbow, spine, hips) for about 2 years, so we have been monitoring his blood work at least every 6 months. His creatinine had been creeping up slowly, but entered the abnormal zone at 1.
Avatar f tn My 13-year old male toy poodle had symptoms of lethargy, anorexia, panting, hind legs weakness, gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, hair thinning, poor eye sight, enarged heart, and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid problems as I found out after his death. The vets in Alabama were unable to diagnose and they referred me to an internist for an ultrasound.
Avatar n tn A short-term regimen (a week or so) is usually tolerated fairly well, but longer than that puts you in a position where your dog is flirting with developing diabetes mellitus, Cushing's Disease, pancreatitis, or several other problems. By doing bloodwork at least twice during the two months he's being treated you can keep track of how his system is tolerating the steroids. Weaning him off at the earliest sign of problems would be possible if you're keeping track of how he's responding.
Avatar f tn Aluminum hydroxide, which is available through veterinary compounding pharmacies and veterinarians (rather than Epikacin) is currently the agent of choice to bind and remove excess blood phosphorus in dogs with kidney failure. Ideally canine blood phosphorus levels should be 4.0 and at that time if the sum of the blood Calcium multiplied by the blood Phosphorus is less than 40, Calcitriol may be instituted.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Increased results suggest liver damage, severe shock, toxin ingestion, Cushing's disease, acute or chronic hepatitis and/or pancreatitis among other secondary and primary conditions. Lowered results are rare, but more common during Cephalosporin treatment using certain medicines that kill bacteria or prevent their growth. Lowered results are also indicative of increased blood lactate, which interferes with the blood test enzyme reaction when measuring.
Avatar f tn High or low calcium and high or low potassium can cause several problems in the canine body, and more so in the kd dog's body. The point is, higher than normal levels of potassium are normally eliminated by the kidneys, but when the kidneys are impaired, the potassium levels just keep on rising. High potassium has an adverse effect on the heart, causing it to function abnormally. Your vet needs to deal with this and if he/she seems reluctant, then get another vet.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Everything you have said about symptoms are connected with the kidney disease. The lumps could be cancerous, but I have to say they may not be, because old dogs get lumps just like old humans. Sometimes they are cancerous, sometimes not. In a way, these are secondary to the kidney disease, which needs to be the priority for now. I am always surprised when vets put dogs with CKF on dry dog food. This really is not good.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Some vets have suggested that we switch him to KD dry or Royal Canine renal canned but Royal Canine is not as good a food for CKF with a protein of 35 instead of 14. And the KD DRY although he loves it, is not as good as the wet stuff. I now don't know how to give him his pills or what to feed him. Any thoughts? I am desperate. This whole treatment plan has been working so far.
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