Pancreatitis in dogs fatal

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Avatar f tn This is an acceptable route to take, unless he starts to show bad signs - then off you go! He is correct, it will reoccur more frequently in dogs with previous pancreatitis. Good luck.
Avatar n tn The normal range is in the 20's - 200's....Diseases will appear with a problem in the 1800-2000 range.....Is your Vet treating for any disease? My first two thought from your description of dog is: Cushings Disease or clearly, Liver Disease......Does your Westie by chance take Steriods? Hopefully, your Vet is on top of this problem.....I personally would think 6000 would be past the fatal limit......Again, are you sure? Please let us know what happens......I'll be watching this post......
Avatar m tn , he can count on having several pancreatitis patients at his door. It's such a serious and sometimes fatal condition, and most people have never heard of it.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Dogs acquire phosphorus directly from food, and normally (in healthy dogs) any excess is excreted through the kidneys. In kidney disease the kidneys are damaged and cannot excrete excess phosphorus, which then acts like a toxic substance in the blood. Reducing phosphorus intake is therefore important (check all the foods you may be feeding, including treats, for phosphorus content). The additional way of controlling it is to introduce a phosphate binder.
82861 tn?1333457511 As I learned from bitter experience years ago, after these events a parade of dogs end up at their vet clinics with pancreatitis. The sudden influx of fatty foods is a bad deal for our dogs, and can prove fatal. Please restrain yourself and your guests from feeding your dogs bones and meat not normally in their diet. It really can kill. OK, end of public service lecture. Have a great day! WOOF!
129961 tn?1189759434 I give my Poodle cooked Yams daily. She takes her pills with mashed yams & has no idea it's pills. lol Don't overdo giving your dog Pumpkin. I would suggest cooking it though. You never know what parasite gets in Pumpkins or in any raw vegetables. Also, cooked sweet potato is a great treat for dogs, & healthy too. In moderate amounts.
Avatar f tn I am switching over to a new post, becuz I have a diff subject relating to this same dog, so want replies that don't have so much to do with pancreatitis, rather how we should let the other dog in our household know what is going on if we have to put her down. It's entitled, "One of two dogs dies, how to tell other one?" Chan, We pick up our dog from the week-long vet stay this afternoon. The antibiotic you asked about, she took Cephalexin when she had her dental a month ago.
Avatar f tn the male threw up and pooped all night the female did not and died this morning when i got up now the male puppy isnt drinking or wanting to move and is starting to get stiff in the mouth and thick spit i almost can't get water in please help what can i do....
16928817 tn?1452459352 After he comes home he must be on a very low-fat diet, since foods that are high in fat can be a cause of pancreatitis. Dogs that eat a lot of human food are more susceptible than dogs who eat strictly dog food. Fatty human food will not CAUSE pancreatitis in a healthy pancreas, but so many breeds today are overbred (and pit bulls are one of the most overbred breeds out there next to labs) that they have problems that nobody even realizes they have until something like this happens.
Avatar f tn I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late in the game that dogs can also take phenergan. It didn't work quite as well as the reglan, but at that point we tried anything we could get our hands on. Over the counter Dramamine for motion sickness can be tried as it is metabolized in the liver - got that info from an ER vet nearby.
Avatar f tn 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! Once you get a diagnoses from your Vet, then we will be able to help you with why it happened, the causes and how to avoid it in the future...Until we know what's wrong, we cannot just guess.....
82861 tn?1333457511 Pancreatitis is expensive to treat because it's usually done in-patient and the condition is fatal more often than not. Much as dogs love human food, it's better to be safe than sorry and keep them on their usual diet. Educate your guests that human food is off the menu for your dogs no matter how much they beg. After losing one dog to pancreatitis I now let newcomers know that they will be responsible for the vet bill if they pass on one morsel of forbidden fruit to my mutts.
Avatar f tn It will cause her to develop a Heinz-body anemia, where the red blood cells will burst and be excreted in her urine. This is a potentially fatal condition. Are there no prepared dog foods available where you live? The only things that a dog should be fed are lean meats (chicken, beef, pork, and some fish) cooked with very little salt and no other seasonings, and vegetables that are cooked the same way.
82861 tn?1333457511 For example, a slowly percolating pancreas can go bust after just a little higher fat intake pushes it over the edge. Pancreatitis can be fatal. Take some time out today to call your vet and ask if the clinic's hours will change during the next week. If you don't already know who to call in an emergency, take the time to ask that question as well. Keep those phone numbers handy by the phone, or better yet, programmed into it if you have that capability.
Avatar n tn She is in a tememdous amount of pain when she is going thru these episodes with her pancreas and once you get the correct enzymes in her, everything else will fall in place...Normally, EPI hits larger breed dogs like gsd's, huskies, malmutes, dogs that are generally larger, but it can also be found in any breed.... If her b12 is off, that will also effect her appetite, as well as the food she is eaten... dogs with pancreatic issues often have 1.b.d.
Avatar n tn Any sudden ingestion of a high fat food - including bones with scraps left on - can cause pancreatitis, which is oftentimes fatal. My vet says he gets slammed in the days after summer holidays with dogs experiencing acute pancreatitis. NO table scraps is the smart way to go, but if you simply can't resist those begging eyes, use common sense. Anything that is bad for you, is even worse for your dog.
Avatar m tn One of the main contributors to pancreatic flair ups is dietary (dog fed a particularly high fat meal), which the digestive system is not accustomed to. Diabetes Mellitus -As with diabetes in humans, diabetes mellitus in dogs is primarily attributed to insufficient insulin production by the pancreas. Diabetes impacts the entire animal. With early diagnosis, treatment, and controlled diet the animal can live a long healthy life.
Avatar n tn I suspect you're looking at an acute case of pancreatitis, which is a very dangerous and painful disease that can be fatal. Tragically, your dogs case is classic as there are always a rash of pancreatitis cases after any holiday featuring BBQ. The vomiting and light colored stools are important. The pancreas gets so swollen that bile can't reach the small intestine. Bile is what makes feces brown. Please don't wait another minute! Find a vet!
Avatar n tn The classic case in dogs is a large, sudden intake of fat. My vet always gets pancreatitis cases in following holidays when the dogs get too many extra fatty "treats" from well-meaning family members or guests. Summer months are always the worst when people are cooking things like brisket and ribs. Pain control, digestive rest and hydration are very important, and usually antibiotics are needed as well.
Avatar n tn Depending upon what he ate while he was raiding the trash, the yipping when you touched his belly could mean that whatever he ate caused him to develop pancreatitis, which is not at all uncommon when dogs overdo it on human food. Pancreatitis is extremely serious and can be fatal if not treated promptly and correctly. You should never guess at what is wrong with him.
82861 tn?1333457511 Pancreatitis can be fatal. Enjoy the feast but make sure your dogs can't help themselves. Also make sure any guests are aware that they shouldn't give any treats to your canine family members. Sometimes worse things can happen than a bout of vomiting or diarrhea. Keep your holidays healthy and happy!
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 f tn He got pancreatitis and it was fatal. Of course, my dog was very old when that happened and his pancreas was probably already twitchy anyway and the bone and fat was just the last straw. It's something you need to be aware of though for future reference. If your dog starts vomiting and refuses food and water, then see your vet. For now, stick with his regular dog food diet and no Thanksgiving extras until this is sorted out.
931217 tn?1283484935 Or neutered pets studied in an affluent city may get more veterinary care, and better care in general, than intact dogs roaming loose in a rural area, so differences between the groups in some disease might be due to factors other than neutering. A good scientific study will try to control for such factors and the authors will identify potential problems with their data.
Avatar n tn My vet tells me he sees definite spikes in pancreatitis cases after most holidays - the worst being the summer holidays when people are barbecuing and sharing with their dogs. Pancreatitis can be a fatal condition, and is diagnosed with a simple blood test to look at amylase and lipase levels. It's also a very painful condition, so it's important to have a correct diagnosis so the dog's pain can be properly treated.
Avatar n tn -) Fats can cause pancreatitis in dogs (I lost my first dog to pancreatitis) but it's usually from a massive intake of fat that the dog isn't used to. My vet told me he can count on a busy week after any summer holiday that usually features BBQ. People give their dogs the leftovers like bones with lots of fat on them and a day or two later the dog is puking his guts up with acute pancreatitis - which oftentimes is fatal.
2216773 tn?1339426940 If you feed dogs soley on dried it can be hard for them to digest. My dogs are fed on bakers with bucthers tinned mixed in . The little one has 1 mug of bakers per day with half a tin of butchers 15oz can. The bigger has 2mugs of bakers with one 15 oz can . You could also try to give your dog rice and chicken or rice and white fish. Or instead of the rice a baked potato with out the skin.with the chicken or fish. another good one is scambled egg when your dog has a upset tummy.
Avatar n tn But for some reason, Ham upsets their stomachs. Dogs that I had in the past have also reacted badly to anything more than a bite of ham. Go figure...Rocks are ok, ham not so much. Hope your baby is feeling better.
Avatar f tn Please take advantage of that if you have it, other wise pay for a vet to make sure it is just nutritional problems making that hair fall out, yes stress can do it but you need to make certain she doesn't have any bacteria in her/his bloodstream, as it can make them very ill or even be fatal. I think thst when she gets use to the house and her/his new family may come around. Just assume that the abuse was bad, that's what I do with Rusty my adoptee.
Avatar f tn Sudden intakes of fat (pork is always a bad one) tend to cause it in dogs. Call your vet and ask him to run labs for pancreatitis. I'm kind of surprised he hasn't done it already because most vet clinics see a rash of pancreatitis after a big eating holiday. He may have done the labs but it was too early to see a rise in amylase and lipase. Kidney labs can go wonky too with pancreatitis and vice versa, so it's definitely a question that needs to be answered.