Dog pancreatitis symptoms pet

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Avatar n tn Wellness Simple (salmon, not lamb) and Wellness Stews are what I feed my dog with pancreatitis. He has chronic smoldering pancreatitis and is 15 1/2 years old. He is a terrier mix but it's obvious there is schnauzer mixed in his bloodline. His lipase level was >6000 today but renal function is normal except BUN a tiny bit above normal. Creatinine was 1.7 (high end of normal). He is having normal stools and has a great appetite and is not vomiting.
Avatar f tn My chocolate lab "Skip" is about 10 years old and developed pancreatitis for the first time. We took him to the doctor he never vomited or diahrea until the day after he got to the vets office. His amalyse was high like 8000 and his glucose and white blood count low but we got an ultrasound to make sure not cancer. He started to show improvements with the IV and antibiotic. Now a week later he is starting to decline and the vet has tried everything.
Avatar m tn If nothing shows up on ultrasound, all the vets can do is literally starve your dog, treat the symptoms and hope for the best. If there is no improvement in a week (or even less), she'll need a port installed in her neck. It may sound extreme, but it's actually kinder for long-term patients - and pancreatitis can last a looooong time.
Avatar f tn He was fine for the first 3 days and on the 4th day he threw up twice and was in a lot of pain. I brought him to his regular vet and they said it could be pancreatitis due to the fatty pork he ate or the stick puncturing through his intestines. Blood work was ordered for the pancreatitis and an ultrasound was recommended instead of a x-ray to look for symptoms of a puncture since wood doesn't show up on x-rays.
Avatar f tn Senior dogs may have joint pain or the pain may be abdominal such as in dogs suffering from pancreatitis after eating a fatty meal. A female dog may pant after hours and even days after giving birth to her puppies. This occurs because the uterus tends to contract for a few weeks after giving birth. Such contractions are stimulated by lactation.
Avatar m tn Other causes of bloody mucoid stool besides GI parasites include ingestion of sharp GI foreign bodies, toxins or chemicals, Parvovirus, or other viral or bacterial infections, pancreatitis and more. You could try giving your dog Pepcid (famotidine), and Sucralfate, if you have access to these medications to treat the symptoms. Pepcid is available over the counter in most countries. The dose is 20 mg once or twice per day as listed on the bottle.
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.
1485641 tn?1287977898 Be sure your dog's food and treats are not on the FDA Pet Food recall List and remember fresh vegetables and lots of love are very healthy pet treats. If you'd like to discuss this further, please contact our veterinary office and I am glad to help specifically and review your dogs labs, etc.
Avatar n tn -( I lost my first dog, Travis, to pancreatitis. In hindsight, I wish he had died as quickly as your Honey did. Pancreatitis is so extremely painful, and all you can do is treat the pain and nausea while basically starving the dog in order to rest the pancreas. We had to watch and wait for 3 weeks before it was obvious that he was ready to go. Like you, we had him in the top-of-the line, Cadillac of veterinary hospitals with 24/7 nursing and teams of specialists.
931217 tn?1283484935 Sample Population—240 samples from 20 raw meat diets for dogs (containing beef, lamb, chicken, or turkey), 24 samples from 2 dry dog foods, and 24 samples from 2 canned dog foods. Procedure—Each product was purchased commercially on 4 dates approximately 2 months apart. Three samples from each product at each sampling period were evaluated via bacterial culture for non–type-specific Escherichia coli (NTSEC), Salmonella enterica, and Campylobacter spp.
Avatar f tn My vet prescribed 20 MG of Prednisone Q12H last week. Immediately my dog appeared to be having an adverse reaction.. as he was panting, nervous and shaking. I spoke with my vet and I tapered down... but he's still panting tonight and it is worrying me. Anything I can do to help him in the meantime ? As far as his diagnosis, we still aren't sure but have ruled out many other possible health conditions.
Avatar f tn If it is secondary to pancreatitis, then maybe a long long course of metronidazole may help. My dog had pancreatitis, liver failure and a liver tumour. I was told she had less than 48 hours to live. That was early in 2008. She is fine now. No liver failure, no pancreatitis and liver tumour is gone. I used to work with people who had liver failure and were waiting for transplant. I applied some of that knowledge to caring for my little girl. Low protein, low fat diet.
Avatar n tn Turns out he had prostate cancer that eventually moved into his lungs. Don't want to scare you, but the symptoms sound so familiar to me. The dog needs to see his doctor.
Avatar m tn I did however come across a post about Cushing's disease and my dog does have several of the symptoms but I don't know if it can cause a dog to moan. Its not listed as a symptom. Here is the link if you want to ck it out I just started giving my Boxer baby asprine (2-4 crushed up and in a small ball of bread) once every 12 hours is the suggested time line. I don't know as yet if it is doing any good however...
Avatar n tn Within a couple weeks she came down with severe pancreatitis.Besides myself, I personally know 2 other pet owners whose dogs came down with pancreatitis within a month of vaccination. While I have never again had my dogs get the all-in-one vaccinations I am now dealing with my Maltese's reaction to kennel cough vaccine (needed it for boarding). She has had several neurological problems since vaccination, et the vet insists vaccines have nothing to do with it.
Avatar f tn Your story breaks my heart as I lost my 14-year-old dog, Chica, to this exact disease on January 4. The vomiting is so awful to watch in the end as it just goes on and on and on... There are many anti emetic meds to try. Has your vet not prescribed anything? 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.
1928356 tn?1323072131 A lot of kidney diets are high fat, so with the pancreatitis, that's something to be aware of. Fats will definitely make his symptoms worse. This is another thing you need to discuss with your vet, and see if there's a good veterinary prescription diet which will support his needs.
Avatar f tn If it takes over five seconds for the skin to return to normal, your pet is dehydrated and fluids are indicated. Pet owners may learn to give daily subcutaneous fluids, which are given under the skin at home. 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.
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 would agree that the vet can help find out what is going on with your pet whether it be a blockage, pancreatitis, or any other symptoms. Especially since she is usually happy to eat and not eating well is a change for her. I know for my dog, that is the best clue that he is sick...since he can't talk to tell me that he's not feeling well. Best wishes for you and your dog!
793908 tn?1294708709 Hi...I am so sorry for all your losses. It's so awful to lose your beloved pet. My heart goes out to you all. Next week. I am starting my beloved 9 yr. old mini Poodle Julie on Trilostane for confirmed Cushings Disease. She is 14 & never stops drinking water & has to go outside way too much. Her appetite is immense. All of this is so abnormal with her, along with her "pot belly" & she is very non energetic.
Avatar n tn Pancreatitis calls for some strong pain meds. When my dog had it, the vet used a 75 mcg fentanyl patch. This medication is also used for people who have chronic pain. It's simply a gel-filled patch that stays on for 3 days, and dispenses a constant supply of medication during that time. They also used hydromorphone (dilaudid) for breakthrough pain when the patch wasn't enough. These opiate medications are VERY strong, and will have a sedative effect on your dog - just like with people.
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!
685623 tn?1283485207 Cooked poulty bones splinter very easily and can cause obstructions or perforations in the gut. The fatty skin can cause a pet to develop pancreatitis, a very painful inflammation of the pancreas. As we have mentioned many times in the past, don't give grapes or raisins to your dogs, avoid feeding foods that have been excessively salted or that contain onion or garlic powder, and any sweets that contain Xylitol must be kept away from our dogs. Chocolate, of course, should be avoided.
Avatar m tn When a pet has a seizure, it is common that veterinarian’s, upon examination, will find a pet to be normal. We recommend, as was the case in your pet, to run bloodwork, to identify any underlying conditions.
Avatar m tn Sorry, but I agree with all of the above and those can be symptoms of pancreatitis which is very painful, and that is only one of many possibilities. No, your father should not own animals and is just inhumane of him to let one suffer like that! Show him these forum responses. If it were me, father or not, I would get that dog to the Vet ASAP. Nothing I can suggest he could do for the poor thing.
Avatar f tn Sadly, these tiny toy dogs are often at big risk when they get sick because they simply don't have the reserves to fight a prolonged battle against injury or illness like a bigger dog would. Holidays are hard for pets and pet owners because there are so many potential problems (fatty foods, chocolates, ornaments, mistletoe, etc) and, as you mentioned, many veterinarians are closed for the holiday. AND...
Avatar m tn A few days before Christmas, we noticed that our Aragon would not eat. For a dog that would eat anything, this was extremely concerning. Christmas Eve he downed some roast and we were thrilled that he ate anything at all. He was still not himself. Once we got home, again he wouldn't eat and had diarrhea. With obvious concern, we brought him to the hospital and he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. A common diagnosis. He was put on a bland diet, some meds, and sent on his way. Still no eating.
Avatar n tn Compete for calories and nutrients Produce toxins Damage small intestine's absorptive surfaces (mucosa) (photo) Cause symptoms in your dog that lead to...