Pancreatitis and kidney failure

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Avatar n tn My 10 year old has that, cushings, and now kidney failure. I am having trouble coming up with a good diet, it seems that what is good for pancreatitis is bad for kidney's and vice versa. Could you recommend anything? I would greatly appreciate it.
2215501 tn?1339495927 Hi, I see that you give a lot of advice for people dealing with kidney failure in dogs. My 10 year old, Prince was diagnosed with kidney failure in February, the latest in a list of other medical problems. I have found some tips through these forums that have helped keep him stable since and was wondering about Pedialyte. Do you know if it would be beneficial? Thanks! Prince suffers from Pancreatitis, Cushing's Disease and SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration).
Avatar f tn 5 (her levels lowered after 48 hours of IV). She is anemic and has pancreatitis and a UTI as well. She has been struggling with loss of appetite (weight loss) and vomiting. I have been giving her daily Sub-Q fluids, Epikitin, Famotidine (10mg), and she is on an antibiotic for her UTI--for two days an appetite stimulant. Her blood was tested again 23 days later and her BUN 87, Creatinine 6.2, and Phosphorus 9.8 Her diet started out as Hills diet G/D (not K/D because of her pancreatitis).
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, as I have read in previous posts, it seems there are several people on here that have gone through this. My 14 yr old boy Louie was diag. yesterday with kidney failure, & pancreatitis. He's been slowly getting weaker for about a month now, but always ate, and had no issues with going potty. We took a road trip last week,.which is his favorite thing, but I noticed he was very quiet most of the time. Anyway, vomiting started yesterday, couldn't hold anything down.
Avatar f tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Dogs/Kidney-failure/show/2205581">Kidney failure</a> was started.
82861 tn?1333457511 The Chinese haven't helped either since they've been poisoning our pets with melamine for some time before it was detected. The melamine caused kidney failure in many cats and dogs that ate it, and it even turned up in my cockatiel's food. I didn't learn about the recall until it was too late. He's still alive, but not doing well at all. Anyway, kidney failure isn't something you can prevent with diet, but maintaining good general health and nutrition always helps.
6839387 tn?1385681693 She has been through a lot in the past 6 months with a big knee surgery and pancreatitis with the kidney thing (back then, it was mild - we checked it) and now suspected tracheal collapse.. I have just bought pill pockets in hopes that they will help. She has liked them in the past. If the pill pockets don't work, is it wrong to empty the capsule into a bit of filtered water, and syringed into her mouth? This capsule is the compounded Pepcid.
Avatar f tn Hi Tony, My Dog Zoey shih tzu 10 yrs old was diagnosed with kindey failure (Chronic on Acute) on Thursday 04/27/2017. I never knew she had a kidney disease and now feel horrible that i never recognized it or took her in to get checked. She has always been a picky eater so her picking and choosing when to eat didn't concern me much until she began to lose weight rapidly. Within a matter of a week her weight went down dramatically.
1036535 tn?1278506199 Viral infections can trigger pancreatitis. So can a high calcium level (and you do have kidney stones). And then sometimes, as we say.....s*** happens (the medical community cleans it up and calls it idiopathic). Hopefully your PCP, because he knows your history and has old charts, can pin down the cause so you can prevent a repeat performance in the future. Hopefully the Neurotin will be back to relieving your pain soon.
15945427 tn?1444239993 I will go home and add another 250 cc The UA displayed crystals not normal more like antifreeze but there is NO way i have looked everywhere high and low it is impossible. I also have 4 other dachshunds. I explained to the vet and she said can just be kidney failure period. Moderate Failure. My question is can bird seed or bird poop cause this as well? Also am i doing everything i can do ? Please reply asap.
Avatar f tn Hi, we are in a similar situation with our Bearded Collie, Shana. She has Congestive Heart Failure and is now in Kidney failure. She is 16 and has had 4 litters in her life but like Gypsie, she is a fighter. However, we were up all last night with her as she had diarrhoea and was very distressed all night. She is now sleeping soundly.
Avatar m tn amlodipine), another for pain (tramadol) and for occasional pancreatitis and nausea, I have recently been giving her Pepcid AC. Apparently we caught it fairly early, as she is doing fairly well and has even survived a 3 month trip to Florida in an RV. She goes through occasional bouts of not eating for a few days, but then will eat - somewhat selectively - quite normally for a few days.
Avatar f tn My dog is 17 1/2 (old I know), and last year he had a bad pancreatitis attack that led to kidney failure. After being put on IV fluids for 3 days, he got much better and the kidney failure actually went away. However the same thing happened yet again a week ago.
Avatar f tn You could ask your vet's advice about palliative care including anti-nausea medication and particularly "Phosphorus binders". There is no cure for kidney failure. But it can sometimes be slowed down with the right medication and diet. Sometimes a dog can gain more time and a decent quality of life for the time remaining. But of course if appetite has already gone and doesn't recover, then it probably is 'time'.
1916673 tn?1420236870 If your dog is eating a manufactured renal diet without problems, I would stick with it, and then use home cooking if and when he/she starts refusing their regular food. As always, smaller meals every 2-4 hours is better than one or two large meals per day. http://www.infobarrel.
Avatar m tn was almost gone. Then 1 1/2 years later he developed kidney failure (I should mention that he has been a diabetic for 15ish years). None of his doctors could explain why his kidney where failing. Now the past month or so he has developed a swollen gland on the side of his neck. It was the size of a grapefruit now it is the size of a golf ball. The itching and vomiting returned a few weeks later. He has just a small amount of jaundice.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I would have to be completely honest and say, given her age and her kidney failure, and given that she has had (presumably) good dental care up to two years ago - I would forget about the dental work. It is true that according to some sources, bad dental hygiene is a major contributor to kidney failure. However, once a dog is in kidney failure, stress can be even more damaging. And that's without the high risk that anaesthetic will introduce.
2361255 tn?1339611918 He has been sick since I adopted him with one thing after another, and the diagnosis of kidney failure came at the worst possible time. To make a long story short, I moved back home 2 years ago after my Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer, and he passed away on January 2nd. Prince was diagnosed with the kidney failure on February 19th. It has really been a hard blow, because I feel focusing on Prince is the reason I have not fell apart from losing my Dad.
10821430 tn?1439584483 I should also add his Creatinine was 0.8 and Phosphorus level was 3.9...I was worried about kidney problems but the vet said the BUN could be higher due to intestine inflamation and a Yorkie can run a little higher "as normal" they have found over years...he had no conserns about kidney functions.
Avatar f tn My dog was diagnosed with kidney failure last May, the vet said that about 70% of his kidneys have failed and he has been on sub q everyday since then and given EPO injection once a month. Recently, he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and was hospitalised and on IV drip & medicated for the past week. His red blood count has been low and has only very slowly rising after giving him the epo injection once every 3 days.
Avatar m tn 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. Typically, this would include high blood pressure and high Triglycerides along with protein in a urinalysis. I think what I'm trying to say is ...
Avatar f tn If your vet continues to insist on phenobarbital, they should at the very least try and protect the liver with potassium bromide and Milk Thistle supplementation. Kidney failure in a young dog is not unusual. This may be Acute kidney failure. Have you and your vet discussed the possibility of poisoning? Have you examined things used at home and in the garden for toxic effects (contact or ingestion)? Have you looked into the diet of your dog prior to the diagnosis?
19691093 tn?1488197669 It can cause kidney failure and/or cause a rapid deterioration of any existing kidney failure. On the other hand, it no doubt eases the painful joints, so hard decision to give or not give. This really is a quality of life decision only you and your vet can assess. Creatinine at 2.4 would put Bebe in Stage 3 of kidney failure. This is the appropriate time to start fluid therapy in most dogs, which would help reduce the creatinine maybe bringing the kidney disease back to stage 2.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Samantha is a nearly 18 year’s old bichon frise and was diagnosed with kidney failure on Oct 2. She has good days and bad days. Sam has been on daily IV fluids since Oct. She takes zantac, vitamins, cranberry, denamarin and anti-phosphorous medicine twice daily. She has lost considerable weight and lately has become disinterested in food. I am supplementing her little intake of food with nutrical. That's the bad news.
20820562 tn?1524881446 She was constipated and vomiting. The vet took blood work that showed she had pancreatitis and kidney disease. Her BUN was 76 and creatinine 5.6. Her pancreatic function numbers were (Am) 2148 and (LP) 2792. She was on IV fluids overnight and her numbers barely changed for her kidneys but her pancreas function numbers were (Am) 441 and (LP)550.
Avatar f tn Plain yogurt is also a good choice to mix in or offer by itself. 6. Kidney failure causes nausea and vomiting because the toxins normally filtered by the kidneys are now in the bloodstream. There are several medications that can help. Cerenia is expensive, but effective. Most vets rely on reglan tablets, but beware. Reglan is metabolized in the kidneys and it doesn't take long to build up to a toxic dose. The symptoms aren't pretty.
Avatar f tn I did not know anything about pancreatitis or kidney failure until this happened.I don;t know if this was acute renal injury or acute on developing chronic and a bout of possible pancreatitis triggered her downhill battle? I had been feeding her high quality food from Chuck and Don's called FROMM, and it's made in Wisconsin. I doubt that food had any problems associated. About a year ago, I bought a bag of chicken jerky treats from Waggin Train, and now realized there was a recall on them!
Avatar f tn I already asked about the steroids causing kidney problems and they do not believe it is causing them since her liver panels are so good.
14146674 tn?1433801990 I read your article on loss and it was helpful. I am sure many dog owners dealing with kidney disease and failure feel guilt. It is so hard not to be able to fix the ones who are dependent on us the most. I have one more question, because Abby's levels were so high, is that something that would have happened quickly or built up over time until her kidneys just couldn't function anymore?
20820562 tn?1524881446 She was constipated and vomiting. The vet took blood work that showed she had pancreatitis and kidney disease. Her BUN was 76 and creatinine 5.6. Her pancreatic function numbers were (Am) 2148 and (LP) 2792. She was on IV fluids overnight and her numbers barely changed for her kidneys but her pancreas function numbers were (Am) 441 and (LP)550.