Pancreatitis in maltese dogs

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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 As with our dog Travis, just one bit of extra fat can be lethal. In older dogs, the organs may already be struggling to do their jobs with no particular symptoms until it's too late. Please try not to destroy yourself with guilt. Most people aren't aware of the dangers of that "one little bit" of people food - particularly when their dogs appear to be perfectly healthy. Pork is particularly notorious due to the high fat content.
Avatar m tn Any time a dog is fed human food there is the risk of them developing pancreatitis, and even one meal can be enough to cause it. Keep in mind that human food is much higher in fat than foods designed for dogs, and dogs cannot process those fats. Pancreatitis is EXTREMELY painful, and if that is what is causing her problems, that's why she is shaking.
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.
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129422 tn?1222703189 The doctor indicated that in dogs that are prone to pancreatitis that even very small amounts of high fat items could bring about a mild case of pancreatitis---even a potato chip or two (Baxter is only 6 lbs.). I doubt too it was the popcorn. Could have been something he found on the ground or something in the yard -- who knows -- could be none of those things.
Avatar f tn I did look up the medications and don't see any red flags other then Pepcid should be used with caution in dogs with kidney and liver problems. I doubt your Vet would prescribe this if he felt it was not appropriate. Myself and many people I know, my kids included, have often used this with no adverse effects. My daughter's little dog, younger than yours, has chronic pancreatitis problems and has been at the Vet's at least 3 times with flare ups and whopping Vet bills.
Avatar n tn Until this month in April 2016 I notice he was getting worse. It's crazy how one day dogs are fine but can go down hill so fast. Restless in the middle of the night, couldn't stand still kept walking around, coughing so bad he was gagging, staining and if he poop sometimes he would had a mini sezuire or passed out, and his regualr sezuires were getting worse. We increased his meds but after a while he didn't want them.
Avatar f tn If you all go in there, and your other dog witnesses her death, on the vet's table, it is just possible it might make HIM afraid in future of going to the vet. Dogs are no way stupid. They know going in there they smell sickness, and nervousness, which is bad enough. They can't put two-and-two together quite the way we can. They can't think "our loved one was sick, so we went to the vet for her suffering to be ended" All he will observe is her death while at the vet's.
Avatar n tn I just lost one of my other dogs a week ago, seeing her go though this is just killing me. IS SHE IN PAIN? When she goes through these spells does that mean she cant breath? cause I can hear it in her chest. like a weez. PLEASE help. I'm just at a loss of what to do anymore. But, when she isn't going through these spells she is as happy as can be. Running around like a puppy.
1448838 tn?1284738852 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? But we have had her for 5 years now. We realize that Shih-tzu's are very sensitive especially in the tummy area. We have tried fasting him for 24 hours, Manuka Honey, feeding him once a day, treats right before bedtime.
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 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 n tn I was just thumbing thru it and it said that cushing's is usually found in obese dogs, 6yrs of age and up, BUT it can be found in younger dogs also. Also suggests that diet MIGHT have something to do w/ it (people food too) along with genetics. And it suggests other diets to use for these type pups.
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!
Avatar m tn I'm on a mission to save three dogs at our city pound.....One is a full blood Maltese in horrible shape, one is a Yorkie/Poodle Mix (Darling guy) & their brother is a "I don't know what".....However, they all deserve a new loving home for Christmas and I'm desperately trying to make that happen....They are all an "Owner Turn-in" ALL from the same home....Damn their parents!!!! Take care & I will check in on you later.....Kiss Tasha for me....
Avatar n tn Thankfully she was heartworm NEGATIVE in May of 2013. So in reading about lyme vaccine it should be used in healthy dogs...Because of Chloe's hx of hearworm and that treatment ...I'm not sure if she qualifies as 100% healthy...and I remeber having Chloe home the nite of her first of three shots for heartworm...she became so lethargic I could barely wake her....her heart rate was very, very fast, and she felt cold to me...I thought she was surely going into shock..
1832268 tn?1326819610 I hope you find peace in your decision. It won't happen overnight, but I truly believe dogs 'visit' in our dreams to show us they're okay wherever they are. Daisy comes to me every once in a while, when she knows I need a little push to get out of bed, take the next step, etc. The good thing about a dogs love is that it never leaves you.
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.
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!!!!