Pancreatitis in a cat

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Avatar m tn Sooo If I were you I would have the little one tested for sugar in the urine which is called Glycosuria. If it is positive he may have diabetes. In the early stages of diabetes a cat will try and compensate for the inability to utilize blood sugar by eating more FOOD! This may be what is happening now since the pancreas has been compromised. I would check with your vet to be sure this is addressed, K? ....and if you think I just know this off the top of my head, ooh NOOOO!
Avatar n tn 5/12/09 i was rushed to the ER after about 4 an hour of the worse pain imaginable, i had this same attack 3 other times, same symptons vomitting severe pain in my abdomain all the way to my back we have to great hospital here but each time they would say you pulled some thing give a couple shots and perscriptions this last time i went buy ambulance i was so out of it they just took me to the other one i got in the they got the info of what was happening ran a x ray drew blood and then did a cat
Avatar f tn my dog has had pancreatitis 2 times he is 8 yrs old and he hasnt shown symptoms in 2 yrs. we got a kitten over the weekend and the dog ended up eating the cat food a couple of times. now he has diahrea and i have seen a couple blood drops by the poop. Is there something i can do for him other then take him to the vet. It is the same exact symtoms as last time so i really dont need to pay a couple hunred dollars for them to tell me what i already know.
Avatar f tn when in any doubt please contact your Veterinarian. pancreatitis is a very painful condition I certainly hope your kitty is on a good pain medication. http://vetmed.tamu.
Avatar f tn My cat has been in the vet hospital for 6 days and was told that she had pancreatitis. her lipase was 2800. She still would not eat or drink. Finally, we told our vet we wanted to take her home. She is home now 4 days and is going outside with our other cats, sleeping well and meowing like always, just we don't see her eat or drink. I am just so confused as to what to do next. Vet just called me and told me her thyroid test was fine. Can you tell me what I should do next?
665361 tn?1225276972 I woke up in severe pain from a 1-10 it was an 8. After an ultrasound and a Cat scan i was told i have Acute Pancreatitis. I am a 20 year old female, I do not drink/smoke/etc, and i was told this could be caused by poor nutrition. The doctor said that there is no way to know for sure if this will ever happen again but i would like to know if there is any way to prevent this from reoccuring. I'm currently taking a MVI and watching what i eat but i'm very nervous about this happening again.
Avatar n tn We took him to a specialist hospital where he had the same treatment in ICU as a human with pancreatitis. He had a central line placed in his neck so he didn't have to get stuck with needles all the time, and was put on TPN - nutrition given via IV. He also had a ton of pain meds - a 75 mcg fentanyl patch along with injections of dilaudid for breakthrough pain. At least I know he was as comfortable as humanly possible those last couple of weeks.
Avatar f tn / for another week more testing and in this time in the hospital he had developed pnemonia and a infection in his eye They kept him off the thinners for the time in the hospital and this last week he has been out. like i said he was released the friday before last went back to work with no restrictions on the 5th we went to his doctor friday who put him on the lower dose of blood thinners he has been taking it for 2 days and is nausiated and pain agian i don't know what to do?
Avatar f tn I was hospitilized for a month in and out of the ICU. Within the next few months I underwent surgery to remove the galbladder and a second surgery to remove a psydocyst that had formed between my stomache and pancreas. I was on a very strict diet and medication for the next year. Since then I have taken very good care of myself and have seen doctors regularly. In follow up cat scans, radioligusts can't even tell anything was ever wrong.
Avatar f tn I recently got out of the hospital for an attack of acute pancreatitis. They did a cat scan, MRI and EDG and couldn't find the cause of my attack. The cat scan and MRI showed that I had multiple lymph nodes in my retroperitoneum. They were under 10mm on the cat scan but as large as 17mm on the MRI. I'm a 41 year old female and I don't have a history of alcohol abuse. I smoked for 25 years but I quit after having this attack.
Avatar m tn Its been just 6 months since last time Ive had a big attack and hospitalized once more,but recently in these past two months ive been having pain in my stomach again that has been coming & going.I do as what the docters have told me by taking my pancrease enzymes & to not eat until pain gos away but no relieve in my pain that comes more frequently now more then ever.I guess my question is should i seek more treatment to get more cat scans & m.r.
1264088 tn?1279484422 I would try to find yahoo support groups or facebook sod and pancreatitis groups and see if anyone is in your area and can recommend a doc. You really need testing done to see if you have CP or SOD . I have ran into people in other countries on these groups I just cannot remember who was treating them.
Avatar n tn All you can do is treat the pain and nausea, avoid all alcohol, and really cut down on fat in your diet. As you've already discovered, pancreatitis is an extremely difficult disease to treat. You'll need to keep up with your gastro doc. Probably add on a pain management doc. And definitely consider seeing a pain psychologist so you can learn how to live with pain on a long-term basis without constantly having to increase narcotics. That's about it. I'm really sorry this has happened.
Avatar n tn Is there anything else we should be doing besides draining his stomach and pain control? We don't see an end in site. He has had pancreatitis in the past. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
902019 tn?1249865014 Symtoms of AIP Before my final weeik when I was in unmistakable pain and had jaudice etc, I had very little sign of a problem. Only in retrospect did I realize that I had had a continuing and unusual thirst and some lack of whiteness in my eyes for about 9 mos. I had passed those things off as "just getting older". Big mistake.
Avatar n tn It feels a knife is sticking in my back. I have to take pain medicine constantly. I have a 2year old child and am very confused. I had to quit my job and my parents are giving me money. I don't know if this is pancreatitis or not. They just told my to be on a low fat diet but I don't know if I should eat at all. I have to take tagament all day long for acid I never had until gallbladder surgery. Can anyone help me.
Avatar f tn that I may have Chronic Pancreatitis even if your blood levels are in normal range (which they are.) As of recent, I have out of nowhere began vommiting and nausea again. I had bloating as well. I thought right away the Pancreus, but dismissed it because I wasn't experiencing the pain in the pancreus. I went to my Endo. and had another endoscopic procedure done and he has come up with mild to chronic gateritis.
Avatar f tn When my cat was a bout a year old, he literally scratched the sides of his face off. He had chunks of his skin hanging off his face. We took him to the vet, and they checked for ear mites. It came back negative. We tried different food, detergent, even cat litter. Nothing seems to be helping. He has gotten steriod shots and that doesnt seem to help. I finally broke down and got him fully declawed so he didnt have to live in a cone ( he was in it for 2 whole years). After that he was happier.
13596572 tn?1431107976 Throwing up for a few days and not being able to keep anything down is life-threatening. A cat that hasn't eaten in a few days can develop a condition called feline hepatic lipidosis. That is fatty liver disease that can be very tricky to treat. Let us know how things go at the vet. It sounds to me like an obstruction.
Avatar m tn I think she sounds like it is pancreatitis or Irritable Bowel. Fairly common in cats. My cat is also on Hills Z/D food only. I know some do not favor this food but it works for my cat along with the I am a believer. Sometimes feeding your cat some boiled rice for a few meals will help with the loose stools--you can cook it in chicken broth. Let us know what happens.
Avatar f tn The vomiting and the diarrhea make me think that your 3 year old male cat is allergic to the cat food you are giving him. We have a 10 year old male neutered rescue kitty. The reason I mention him is because we had to change his food because he was vomiting too. I agree with CML2014 . Just becasue the other three cats are fine with the food you are giving them, does not mean the 3 year old male cat is okay with it.
Avatar n tn Twelve days ago my 15 year old cat had a convulsion, her vet said she had a stroke. She went blind. He prescribed her microsolone and candilat. She is still blind. Do you thonk she can recover at least some eyesight? Her vet said her right eye was bleeding internally, a little. Do I continue with the corticoid in spite of this bleeding?
Avatar f tn My cat Annie either has Lymphoma or Pancreatitis. I opted out of a biopsy after the ultrasound since she is 13 1/2. I changed vets and she is now on Prednesone. She had lost quite a bit of weight, but seems to be holding on. I'm sure her intestines are thick and lymph nodes swollen so this must give her alot of discomfort. She's not crying but it's so hard to know how she's doing. She doesn't go into that deep cat sleep so she must be so tired.
Avatar n tn my cat has been puking a few times a day. i'm taking her to the vet, but it's been hard to the last few weeks. i just was wondering if anyone knows what it is. we're not feeding her anything different, and i clean her bowls regularly. she did just turn 10, but she's very small for her age. she looks about a year. and she is extremely active. one other thing, i'm fixing my basement, so there's a lot of drywall dust around the house. could this be the problem?
Avatar n tn Thank you for that. She is going in today for check up so our Vet can have a look at her eyes. I appreciate your comments very much!
Avatar n tn Even allowing you cat to lick residual milk from the bottom of your cereal bowl can set a sensitive cat off. A good Probiotics formula in a non-milk based form, however would be very beneficial for you cat. A Chinese herbal formula, which is available online is extremely helpful for cats with intermittent or chronic diarrhea. It is called Shen Ling Bai Shu.
Avatar m tn My Fiance is having sever mid adornment pain slightly central above the belly button. She is a sickle cell patient with SS disease. After several rounds of antibiotics form a septic infection. she developed a severe stomach condition. Pain she describes as 10 times worse than a SCD crisis. Her SCD seems to be unrelated to the current issue. If she tries to eat she vomits bile orange and green bile.
Avatar n tn My husband is 29, non-drinker, non-smoker, fairly good shape, no cholestral, no family history of pancreatitis. One day he experienced severe abdominal pain. At the ER, a CAT scan, resulted in an "inflamation of his pancreas," and consequently admitted to the hospital. A triple lumen on his chest was inserted, the past three weeks he has not had a drop of food and liquid (except ice chips).Daily blood tests and blood cultures taken.
Avatar n tn Hi...I am 50 female and was very active til few years ago. Had ERS visits for RUQ pain-found a doc who finally ordered a Hidascan - gallbladder barely functioning so it came out 2/03 - pathology showed quote "years of chronic inflammation and precancerous cell mutation." helped a lot but went on to have bladder dialation 3/03 (IC) heart cath (chest/abdominal pain) 4/03 OK, total abdominal hysterectomy (massive fibroids) 5/03, rectosele/bowel repair 12/03.