Pancreatitis causes in cats

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1560663 tn?1298050127 Also try and brush your cats, even if you think they have short hair and don't need it, it's not true, if you don't brush your cats they can develop hairballs that cannot be passed. In cats with megacolon or chronic constipation the last thing you need is something else to block your cat. Like you all know I have 7 cats and I manage to brush them all, even if its a little bit every few days.
Avatar f tn For Anorexia (not eating), use appetite stimulant medications. For Dehydration, use IV and/or Sub Q fluid therapy, For Hypothermia (dangerously decreased body heat), use incubators, heating pad, etc.
Avatar m tn Dysbiosis, Inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, gastrointestinal lymphoma, and food allergies, as well as other causes and can occur separately or simultaneously. B-12 injections, and probiotics are helpful for dysbiosis but often other medications are necessary. It would be best if the cause for her problem was definitely diagnosed for the most appropriate treatment. What ever the cause it is important to keep her eating since cats who don't eat can develop fatty liver disease.
Avatar f tn Fasting is OK for dogs, since they do not get fatty liver disease (hepatic lipidosis) in the way cats do. Abdominal X-Rays and blood work is necessary to monitor the progress of the therapy. These disease can be very serious without therapy and may rarely require surgery if the intestines telescope into one another. IBD will require a hypoallergenic food once your dog is well enough to eat. Please let us know how your dog does!
Avatar f tn Since we've had her she has had a lot of allergy problems that seem to be getting worse. We live in So. Calif. She will sometimes sneeze multiple times in a row sitting still. If she goes outside, before doing anything else she immediately starts sneezing. Now the last few months she has suddenly developed reverse sneezing. The reverse sneezing seems to be getting worse as well. She RS if she gets excited, runs around, plays, or even just doing nothing.
Avatar n tn My MD was at a total loss as to what caused my original pain which returned as soon as my pancreatitis pain resolved. I was lucky in that the pancreatitis that was due to the ERCP resolved quickly. Still and all I was out of work for 3 weeks. Tracie, I hope you are feeling better. When did you first realize that something was wrong? You went home after your ERCP, right? Did you end up admitted through the ER?
Avatar f tn 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. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Avatar n tn My 17 year old cat Molly has air in her stomach and colon...very full. She had x-ray's yesterday that cearly showed this. She started squeaking and breathing very hard about 5 months ago. At that time her x-rays were completely clear. She has been getting worse. Yesterday her blood work came back from Monday and everything was fine. After the x-rays the vet did a CBC to check for infection and a high white blood cell count.
Avatar f tn An acute pancreatitis in my experience does not normally cause ascites. FIP is a possibility but I would be more interested in looking at causes of a low serum protein. Low protein causes a buildup of fluid in the abdomen and is often associated with a condition called exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Protein could be lost via the intestine (protein losing enteropathy) or in the urine (protein losing nephropathy).
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.
541150 tn?1306037443 Gastrointestinal disorders are among the most common problems encountered in cats. Most vomiting and diarrhea episodes occur suddenly and resolve quickly. The causes are usually such as eating an unfamiliar food. However, some cats may have vomiting and/or diarrhea over a period of weeks to months. Veterinarians will want to ensure that the cat is not suffering from an illness such as chronic kidney failure, pancreatitis, or hyperthyroidism which can also cause vomiting and diarrhea.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Not positive if I've joined (also having trouble bookmarking blog); but hope I'm in. First time I've been back in a few weeks since I had to put Teagan to rest. To be honest I hope to NEVER need to refresh myself on the terrible disease. But, you all gave me such comfort when Teagan left me. I hope to keep reading posts to keep up with you all.
931217 tn?1283484935 [16] The incidence of mammary tumors in female cats is roughly half that seen in dogs.[17] Mammary cancer is extremely rare in male dogs. [17] In dogs, the chances of developing a mammary tumor increase with age and vary with breed.[13,17] There is no apparent protective effect of having a litter for dogs or cats. [17,20] About half of canine mammary tumors are malignant, whereas 85-90% of feline mammary tumors are malignant.
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Cats/Need-help-for-poor-appetite-cat/show/1789524 that would help me greatly. Here is additional information since the original post: I visited the vet again today (without kitty) and we are trying her on an aggressive anti-nausea and anti-upset stomach regimen for a few days (pills and injections, if we can manage it) to see if this will get her to eat again.
Avatar f tn He started at a very young age, only 3 or 4 months, to have awful diarrhea with blood (very common in IBD cats, they start at a very young age). As far as IBD (Chronic Colitis) goes, your cat will eventually, hear me on this, she will eventually end up with cancer if you do not act on it soon. Medication does not kill the cause but the symptoms, only for a while, and you want to be able to get to the root of the problem and make it go away. You've seen how she gets better with homemade foods.
931217 tn?1283484935 As I am sure you have heard, there have been numerous alerts, recalls and reports of food-borne illness reported in the last couple of years, associated with uncooked or undercooked meats served to human consumers in restaurants or sold to them in stores. The under-appreciated truth of our meat production industry, indeed of any nation's meat production, is that absolute certainty of freedom from sickness-causing bacteria in meat cannot be assured.
428506 tn?1296560999 This is a huge improvement over a couple of weeks ago when she was in terrible shape from the med reaction/pancreatitis. It pains me to think that I can't help her more! Any ideas? Has anyone seen a cat initially dislike but then finally start to eat y/d diet? If we can get her eating it for a few months, she might get strong enough for radioactive iodine. Thanks!
541150 tn?1306037443 Thing is, according to them, Pancreatitis and FLD are common in IBD cats. But as to what really causes a cat to suffer from these symptoms is still unknown to EVERYONE. I was reading, and they highly recommend a diet that's low in fat. Raw foods are recommended, but as you know not all vets are willing to accept the fact that raw foods can save a cat's life. I don't really know what happened here. We moved to our new home and that's when he stopped eating.
Avatar n tn My cat ended up being diagnosed with pancreatitis and was switched to a diet for sensitive tummies. Also cats can have IBS just like people. If you think your cat has IBS or pancreatitis NEVER give furball medicine as that can lead to another attack. Good luck with your babies with and without fur.
12679876 tn?1426981493 The vet said he felt like Cole had either IBS or IBD because his stool was never solid but nothing was showing up in the blood work. In regards to Henry; if it was/is pancreatitis- would ulcers be present? I'm not sure what her next step is, but I guess once she gets the last set of results in I will know more. I was just happy she got some food in him. She said she would be watching for the vomiting, but hoping he keeps it down. And hopefully the B12 helps with that too.
Avatar m tn A Vet will answer your question. I've posted in one of the forums when I had a question on diabetes in cats. I can understand your apprehension with surgery. Let us know how kitty is doing and good luck.
Avatar n tn A Common Cause of IBD – GI Parasites There are a few common causes of inflammatory bowel disease in dogs and cats. One that is often overlooked is the presence of parasites. My estimate is the vast majority of puppy mill pets and abandoned/rescued animals left at shelters are positive for parasites – roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, coccidia, and Giardia. Parasites cause GI inflammation.
Avatar n tn Then the last month or so when I had the same cat come down with this nasty parasite and passed it on to the other cats in my house, I was told by one of the vets that I needed to hospitalize the two or they could die. I didn't think I could afford that and stalled on that. She was so stern and scared me! She was like, "You could lose these cats if you don't hospitalize them." They made me feel like I was a horrible pet owner who didn't care about her pets!
Avatar f tn Hofmeister, Cumming, and Dhein (2001) wrote that this behavior in dogs has not been well-researched, and they are currently preparing a study. In a preliminary paper, they write that there are various hypotheses for this behavior in canines, although none have been proven: 1. To obtain attention from their caretakers. 2. From anxiety, stress, or upon being punished for bad behaviors. 3.
Avatar n tn well I got The walmart Ranitidine for it, amazingly after about 4 days of using this I started having normal BM, it took me a while to put two and tow together then I read on line in another article that this had helped in lab tests but not tried in cats yet. NONE of the vets had even heard of it, well, it only takes it 12-24 hrs to start working acording to this drs chart.
541150 tn?1306037443 I know we do not have much experience dealing with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in cats, but it will make me feel better to know that I have your support.
1358341 tn?1282213443 So be cautious with food experiments, it's not because a food is good and have everything a cat needs, that it can be good for an old cat. And now I really think that what causes diarrhea or constipation is not food in itself, but food changing. Cats musn't change food habits that work with them. Even if we think there isn't enough vitamins in it, or if there is maize in it.
Avatar f tn Then conventional knowledge is to think the patient is Vitamin D deficient, and to supplement more Vitamin D which actually just causes more 1.25 D to build up in the body, and makes the patient sicker in the long term. Also the high levels of 1,25 D have negative affects on other receptors in the body, for example the thyroid, and glucocorticoid receptors, which cause their function to become disregulated also if the 1,25 D gets high enough.
Avatar f tn The following adverse events were reported voluntarily during post-approval use of the product in dogs and cats in foreign markets: death, tremors/ataxia, seizures, anaphylaxis, acute pulmonary edema, facial edema, injection site reactions (alopecia, scabs, necrosis, and erythema), hemolytic anemia, salivation, pruritus, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and inappetance.