Pancreatitis causes dogs

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793908 tn?1294708709 The problem with people feeding turkey (and other table food) to their dogs is that instead of giving them small amounts of the meat as a treat along with their dog kibble, they tend to make a plate for them just like they would for another family member, and it's too rich for them. All the fat in the meal is what causes things like pancreatitis. You mentioned that you made your dog a "Doggie Shepherd's Pie" with chopped turkey, mashed potatoes and mixed veggies.
129961 tn?1189759434 Fruits and Vegetables are hard for them to digest even if cooked and causes major Bloating, Gas, and also causes them to get Diarrhea frequently. Which not only causes the poor little dog to be miserable, it often causes a lot of unnecessary Vet bills at times as well. I also recommend only giving her a diet of dog food only. Proteins such as steak, hamburger, etc can very easily cause her to have pancreatitis because she does not have the enzymes to digest them.
Avatar f tn As other members have noted, nobody is 100% about why some dogs eat poo - their own, another dog's, or a wild animal's waste. Some dogs just seem to... like the taste! :-) My dog Maggie is undeniably attracted to cat poo. Her little eyes go spinning out of her head when she gets a whiff of some on our walks. I'm just glad I recognize the signs now and redirect her before she gobbles it down. (Why people don't keep their cats indoors where they belong is another question. Grrrr!
Avatar f tn Dear Sandra, Thanks so much for your suppportive post. I did hear that sometimes pancreatitis dogs will have relapses, and there are other posts at this forum that talk about that. I hope your pup improves soon, it is a devastating thing to watch them go downhill. Dear Chan and others who are interested, Well, our dog has been home from the four-day I.V. treatment at the vet for exactly one week now. She is FINE.
Avatar n tn My husband has had chronic pancreatitis for the past 5 years. We found out 5 months ago he has course calicifications throughout the pancreas with cysts on the head and tail. He is insulin-diabetic now and has lost approx 40 pounds. He has good and bad days. My concern is this. When he feels "bad" an odor of feces eminates from his body. Or sometimes it even smells like really dirty oily hair...mild but nonetheless notable. I am very concerned and can't seem to find an answer.
Avatar n tn so we took her back put her back in the vet which she stay five more days did all kinds of test and every thing came back normal . We did some research on our own and we thought it could be pancreatitis which the vet said that souned right so we brought her home and put her on this dog food low in fat . that was 12 -12-12 when we brought her back home. We were told to add her food back in alittle bit at a time . She was doing great back to her old self.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Also, has your vet checked Max's blood pressure. Dogs with CKF often have high blood pressure, which also causes the kidney disease to worsen fast ... so if her blood pressure is high, this needs treating too. That's probably enough for now. Let me know how things progress and if you get your vet to take more of a pro-active role in diagnosing other symptoms and treating them.
Avatar m tn If it is canned, that might be part of the reason why she is not drinking much, but if the subQ fluid soaked in really fast, then that does sound like she is dehydrated. Some dogs will lick popsicles. Some dogs will drink pedialyte or gatorade. Most dogs will drink canned, diluted, beef or chicken broth or a weak broth made from bouillon cubes.
Avatar f tn The most obvious causes for your dog's symptoms include:Giardia, Pancreatitis, HGE, IBD, Parvo, and stress colitis. Another possibility is a GI foreign body (The GI foreign body would require a barium study and possibly surgical removal of the object). There are snap tests for giardia, pancreatitis and parvovirus that can be performed in-house immediately. These diseases, except a GI foreign body require symptomatic therapy at the vet's office.
1916673 tn?1420236870 It is questionable whether clomipramine (Clomicalm, given foranxiety) causes the white cell count to drop in dogs, as it does in humans receiving the drug. Ehrlichia infection, spread by ticks, is known to cause low WBC counts in dogs. Grey collies can suffer from a genetic disease called hematopoiesis, which can cause white blood cell numbers to drop every 11-14 days. Greyhounds and other sight hounds usually have a normally lower WBC count (3.5 – 6.5).
Avatar n tn This is what pushes into your dogs trachea causing coughing and also what causes the heart failure as the fibers have a hard time pumping. The above is not medical advice, it's my experience based on my pet's race with congestive heart failure.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I agree, it would be much better if this User Group wasn't needed, but as this dreadful disease affects one in every three dogs over the age of 12 yrs, I think it very much is needed - and people here are very supportive and kind hearted, despite their experiences and losses. Thank you for joining us.
Avatar m tn The cause can sometimes be unknown, but very often follows after eating any fatty food (Turkey skin for instance, or even chicken fat etc) Even a few table scraps CAN cause Pancreatitis attacks in susceptible dogs. And very often, when they have had one -unless they stay on a strict diet, they can get another attack in the future. Has your vet excluded this as a possibility? The treatment sounds harsh but is the best way to manage an attack.
Avatar f tn Causes of Unexplained Panting in Dogs Respiratory Disorders Perhaps this is one of the most common causes of unexplained panting in dogs. The dog may be suffering from a variety of disorders affecting the upper and lower airways that interfere with proper breathing. Possible conditions may be: disorders of the voice box (with loud panting), nasopharyngeal polyps, collapsing trachea, the presence of fluid in the lungs or chest, asthma and even cancer.
Avatar f tn We have no way to diagnose your girl on a public forum.....She obviously is in severe pain! Dogs are good at covering pain until they no longer can stand it! Everything you describe is PAIN! This could be anything from a Spinal injury to Pancreatitis (Which can be fatal if left untreated)..... Is she drinking water? You need to keep fluids in her until you can see her Vet....Dehydration alone, can cause an array of problems....Small dogs are more at risk!
2212714 tn?1342262344 Turkey is okay for dogs but not in large quantities, and no Turkey skin or fatty bits. That can set off Pancreatitis. Fasting him with only water for 24 hours, then giving plain boiled rice, followed by boiled chicken/fish and rice, and then gradually introducing normal food -sometimes helps with acute diarrhea. But it's wise to get him to the vet and see if there are any other causes for his digestive upset.
960887 tn?1283485836 “No, we keep the yard cleaned up so there is nothing for the dogs to get into,” replied Dozer’s owners. Thus began the search for the cause of vomiting in this 8 year- old Alaskan Malamute. There are at least 63 causes of vomiting in dogs, which is probably why we see so many cases at our emergency hospital. Sometimes we need to do diagnostic tests such as X-Rays and blood tests to start narrowing down the list, if the cause is not apparent after a thorough physical exam and history-taking.
675347 tn?1365464245 Some dogs can overindulge for years and suddenly develop pancreatitis. Symptoms of pancreatitis are vomiting, inability to keep down water, lack of appetite, lethargy and fever as the condition worsens. Treatment is mainly inpatient supportive care. The dog must have complete digestive rest which means nothing - not even water - by mouth. An IV is necessary for fluids, antibiotics and eventually nutrition if the condition persists more than a week - which it easily can do.
Avatar n tn There are many causes of acute diarrhea. These include dietary indiscretion, food allergies, pancreatitis, virus or bacterial enteritis, parasites, inflammatory bowel disease (this can begin acutely, but ultimately becomes chronic), stress colitis, and others. Since dogs walk barefoot and lick their feet they are always susceptible to parasites, so please have your dog's stool checked for parasites.
Avatar m tn They are really still not positive what, exactly, causes pancreatitis but dogs who are overweight and dogs who have a lot of human table food in their diets are the most prone because of the high fat content in these foods. Our food is not geared toward the way a dog's digestive system works, so it can be the most expensive, well cooked meal in the world, it's still not OK for a dog to eat in any quantity or for any length of time.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately there is unlikely to be a simple fix for a 13 year old dog that has Cushings and now is not eating, vomits and lies around. Potential causes for the vomiting and weakness include complications from untreated Cushing's disease such as renal failure, kidney infection, pancreatitis, and diabetic ketoacidosis.
Avatar m tn I'm really sorry to hear your dog has pancreas trouble. There can be various underlying causes for pancreatitis and since your dog seemed to respond to antibiotics, it's possible his pancreas is infected. That may be due to a structural problem either within the pancreas itself or further down in the pancreatic duct. If imaging studies have not been done, it's time to take a look to see if there is a tumor or psuedo-cyst (pocket of infection) present.
Avatar n tn I am so sorry that you all seem to have experienced the awful sudden attack of pancreatitis on your dogs that took my beloved Jack Russell, Penny last week. I really am in shock. 5 days before she had been diagnosed with diabetes after drinking lots of water, stopping eating (not usual- she often fasted for 2/3 days and then started eating like a horse!)and vomiting white froth. She was on a drip for 3 days to get her glucose levels stabilised.
931217 tn?1283484935 [17,18] Mammary cancer is usually treated with surgery and often chemotherapy, and it is often fatal despite treatment, with 59% of dogs with malignant tumors in one study eventually dying of causes related to their. [21] Spaying dramatically reduces the risk of mammary cancer in both dogs and cats. In dogs the risk has been reported as 0.5% when spayed before the first heat, 8% if spayed before the second heat, and 26% if spayed after the second heat.
Avatar f tn I doubt the rawhides have anything to do with the UTI, but they should be avoided in a dog with chronic pancreatitis due to the fat content. Definitely check with your vet on that question. Dogs, like humans, need a certain amount of fat for good nutrition, but sudden spikes in fat can bring on an acute case of pancreatitis - particularly in a dog who has already had it. Chronic pancreatitis is darned difficult to manage in humans as well as dogs.
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Avatar f tn Then by March I noticed that I could no longer eat ANY type of meat (chicken, beef, pork, hot dogs), or any beans (kindney, black, navy, white). I would be miserable with bloody mucus for 2-3 days, gas (for about 12 hours), and a very tender abdomen. I can't eat fish as it causes urgent diarrhea often during the meal. I have had a colonoscopy (clean), endoscopy (mild esophagitis), and an abdominal ct scan. Nothing can be found!!
Avatar n tn Most domestic dogs don't live in those kinds of environments, and so TOO much fat in the diet only causes either obesity, heart problems, or pancreatitis. But eggs are very good food for dogs, in moderation. They contain many vitamins and minerals, and protein. I give them (boiled) to my dog. However, I think a couple of eggs, or even one egg a week at max., and no more. I think feeding puppy formula goes on till about 6 months old...? But I am not absolutely sure of that.
254215 tn?1195096984 Posting again! I had earlier posts about my dog having pancreatitis. Well, she is much better, but the vet noticed jaundice in eyes today. He did blood tests and the liver enzymes were so high the machine wouldn't register them. She doesn't seem to have a bacterial infection he said. So here's my new question, is liver failure basically a death senetence? She is acting so much better, almost normal, but not quite. He hasn't specified a cause or anything.