Pancreatitis in maltese

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Avatar f tn I agree with Karla, this vet is a menace! A dog that screams in pain for no apparent reason, my first thought would be pancreatitis. It's common for a dog with pancreatitis to yelp in pain without anyone touching him because the condition itself is so very painful. You need to get to a vet who will run a battery of tests to diagnose the problem instead of going to this one who just medicates willy-nilly in hopes of something working. Karla has given you some very good advice!
Avatar f tn I had a 5 year old male maltese and on christmas eve, I gave him a small piece of pork and let him chew on the large pork shoulder bone. On christmas morning when I woke up, it was apparent that my baby was sick the whole night as there was vomit all over the kitchem which is where he slept, his water bowl was empty and after filling it was apparent he was dehydrated as he drank all the water but then threw it up. After a few hours he seemed ok, not too happy but the vomiting had stopped.
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.
129422 tn?1222703189 dog food) has been having intermittent tummy and obscure pain issues for a month and and half and after 10 trips to vet's office and three blood profiles (one comprehensive one), other than initial dx of pancreatitis, vet is stumped as to what might be wrong. Initially (first week of August), our Maltese did vomit and wouldn't eat (and he always eats voraciously). Taken to vet around first week in August. Xrays showed nothing.
Avatar f tn She spent 2 nights in the ER hospital. She had pancreatitis. This infection settled in her kidneys causing off the chart high kidney values. She had to go on an IV drip but because of her mitral valve heart condition, she could not receive fluids too quickly. Flushed her kidneys and praise the Lord! Her values have stayed normal since returning home! Downside, the cough is back...She is on Sucrafate, Pepcid AC, Batril, Amoxil, Pimobenden, Anopril, mirtaximide and lasix.
16886457 tn?1452141642 My 13 year old maltese Paris had a bad problem with seizures. I put her on a GRAIN FREE dogfood and the seizures stopped immediately. Years later she developed a serious heart murmur of a 4 out of 5. I am not sure if the heart murmur is related to her suddenly yelping once as if she has been shocked out of nowhere! She yelps and jumps like she is surprised. Or startled! Like she got an electrical shock out of nowhere.
129422 tn?1222703189 dog food) has been having intermittent tummy and obscure pain issues for a month and and half and after 10 trips to vet's office and three blood profiles (one comprehensive one), other than initial dx of pancreatitis, vet is stumped as to what might be wrong. Initially (first week of August), our Maltese did vomit and wouldn't eat (and he always eats voraciously). Taken to vet around first week in August. Xrays showed nothing.
Avatar f tn My Maltese had pancreatitis, it also effected his liver. It was so bad that he was on IV for three weeks and Had to process chicken and vegetables. Do NOT do a liver biopsy. The live enzymes are high because of his condition right now. He is on all of the right medications, except one. You need to have your vet write a script for pancreatic enzymes called, Pancreaze, 4200 unit caps. Give him one cap 20 mins.
1448838 tn?1284738852 I have a 10 year old Shih-tzu, Copper, who constantly vomits yellow bile in the morning. We feed him 3 times a day, early morning, noon and at 6:30 pm, everyday. We make his food with Dr. Pitcarin's Book: The Complete Guide to Natural Health in Dogs and Cats, and he still vomits every morning. We have been using these recipes for about 3 years. We also have a 5 year old Shih-tzu/Jack Russell mix who is very dominant. So we are thinking maybe it is stress related as well?
Avatar n tn Pancreatitis would be the first thing to check out after a hefty dose of fatty people-food. 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.
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 I have a 7-year-old Maltese named Hip-Hip and he is 20 lbs. I know that he is purebred because my mother owns his parents and I saw him being born. :) He was diagnosed with Pituitary Cushing's Disease when he was only 6 years old. As far as I know, that is pretty young to be diagnosed with Cushing's. Also, all of the Maltese puppies that were bred from the two parents ended up being very small (10 lbs was the biggest one aside from Hip-Hip).
Avatar n tn don't harp on that in your mind. Most of us hope for dignity the end of our winter, in my opinion our companions do too. Don't allow that memory to over take you repeatedly, your companion deserves his or her dignity. Remember that. Of you do both of your spirits will learn to flourish.
Avatar f tn I knew someone who had a Maltese who had pancreatitis who would behave in this way. He would appear to be fine and then suddenly he would leap up from sleeping or simply relaxing, yelping in terrible pain. Upon examination by the vet he was found to have pancreatitis, which is a very painful, potentially life-threatening condition. A trip to the vet is most definitely in order. Anything that is painful enough to make them yelp needs to be assessed medically. Please let us know how he is.
6246858 tn?1382272876 I left the Maltese in the car and just took Sugar and Spike in. The priest began blessing Sugar, while not noticing Spike in my arms. Sugar was bouncing around saying hi to everyone. While Spike lay quiet in my arms. I said, "no Father, she's not the sick one, he is!" He replied, as he got a kick out of her sweetness, "that's o.k. I will bless her also." We spent the day out all together, I picked up some lunch for them and I was hoping that we missed the mailman!
82861 tn?1333457511 I have been in this site for about a month or so & I find it so interesting & helpful. I have a 9 yr old gorgeous & well behaved small black Mini Poodle named Julie. She is so sick & I am so heartbroken. She has Cushings Disease, Kidney Disease, & lung problems. She recently got over life threating Pancreatitis. Thank you God. We are fighting all of this with treatment & pray that it works. Julie is my baby doll. I found this site by accident & I am so thankful.
Avatar m tn Between the 2 of them, I think they have had every possible yorkie weakness possible including Pancreatitis which Tasha had in the summer. I have been in touch with their breeder. She ``says`` that their mum died when she fell of the couch while sleeping and broke her neck, and their dad died of pneumonia. Both were very healthy. I find that really hard to believe. But, when I bought the dogs, I went to her house and all of her dogs and their puppies lived in the house with them.
Avatar f tn She has pancreatitis, I began a thread recently concerning that, and she spent this past week in the vet hospital getting nutrients only by I.V. and nothing by mouth, in an effort to rest the pancreas, and she's coming home this afternoon. She may get well and have no more problems, or there's this chance she may go downhill again and the end will be near.
Avatar n tn Initially, we were told to wait it out, then he was put on a steroid regimen, and was on steroids with a holistic support approach and, in the end, immodium. We finally put him out of his misery on June 5. With all the professional help, I felt helpless as I watch my first born die. No one seemed to acknowledge he was so sick. I'm struggling for answers as to what happened and how it happened. I do believe it was the shots that killed him. Has anyone heard similar stories?
Avatar n tn I make chicken and rice for my pug with CHF, kidney failure, pancreatitis, blindness and deafness. She will be 13 in February. She no longer will take her meds for heart and water. I refuse to force her anymore. She gets nothing but my homemade food and one benedryl in the morning hidden in a small piece of sliced cheese. Her coughing is real bad without the benedryl. I was told it works better than cough meds and I think I agree.
203342 tn?1328740807 He's very attached to me (always has been) and follows me everywhere and lays by me, but I don't think he acts like he's in pain. He doesn't whine or anything. He even plays once in awhile, although tires out easily. He doesn't have accidents in the house and pretty much sleeps through the night. He does seem hungry and thirsty a lot. The thing I've noticed the most is how weak his legs have gotten. Can Cushings give them dementia or something like that? Or again, could that be old age?
1932256 tn?1327949940 He vomits (violently) many times a day, can't eat more than 1/2 cup of soup or a glass of Instant Breakfast in a day. He lays in his bed and I can hear him throwing up and moaning in agony and I don't know what to do!!! He can't take any Xanax or any opiods of any kind or the clinic won't give him the methadone, so I have no idea how to help ease his pain. Please, please tell me what I can do ... This is ripping my heart out!!!!
1832268 tn?1326819610 I have a 15 year old Maltese who was diagnosed with early disease in 2009. I was instructed by his vet to cook ground beef, white rice/ white bread and 1 tums for his meals. At the time his BUN was 55 and Creatine was 1.4 At around 2011 his BUN was 26 and Creatine remained the same. On April 7, 2014 he went into severe kidney failure. He was hospitalized and at the time of the blood work his BUN was 157 and I believe his Creatine was 2.
Avatar m tn It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer. My dog was knocked flat by the loading dose and barely moved for the first couple of days. He bumped into objects, seemed blind, responded to sounds incorrectly (looked in the wrong direction), tripped, stumbled, and fell flat on his stomach a few times when trying to walk.