Pancreatitis in my dog

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Avatar n tn Keep high fat snacks in the refrigerator if necessary. If your children are old enough they must take part in your dog's care and they must understand that if they give your dog the wrong kinds of foods thay can make your dog very sick or worse. You may have to lock up your dog when preparing food or eating if necessary.
Avatar n tn I understand your feeling, for I had to put my dog down back in December. I still struggle with the idea that I made too harsh of a decision for my Tiffy, but I truly believe in my heart that I knew what was best for her. Just like you knew what was best for your pup. There are so many what ifs that we can do, but you went with yoru gut instinct and that is what is always right.
Avatar n tn Wellness Simple (salmon, not lamb) and Wellness Stews are what I feed my dog with pancreatitis. He has chronic smoldering pancreatitis and is 15 1/2 years old. He is a terrier mix but it's obvious there is schnauzer mixed in his bloodline. His lipase level was >6000 today but renal function is normal except BUN a tiny bit above normal. Creatinine was 1.7 (high end of normal). He is having normal stools and has a great appetite and is not vomiting.
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 They tried pain medication at first in the pill form but moved over to putting it in his IV. My vet is trying something else as of yesterday but basically they told me now I need to make the decision to put him down. I honestly DO NOT want to make this decision. I have no kids but this is my baby and I am very crazy about him.
Avatar f tn Granted the eating from a bowl has happened twice in 5 days. My once great eating dog is just not interested in food. He only will eat the perscription food from my husband's hand same with water. Although I have seen him drink for a bowl a couple of times. Not often enough. He has improved don't get me wrong, at least he seems interested in food as opposed to vomiting and avoiding food all together. Granted he is on vomit medication, acid reflux med and ulcer medication.
82861 tn?1333457511 I had a 13+ year old dog that developed pancreatitis 4 years ago. After nearly a month of intensive treatment - starvation, central line for meds, blood work, fluids, TPN, etc, we had to make the decision to euthanize. There was simply nothing else to be done as his pancreas was so enlarged that it put intense pressure on the gallbladder and biliary tree and blocked bile and enzyme flow.
Avatar n tn Did the vet say an ultra-sound should be done. My dog had all the symptoms of pancreatitis - and we found out when it was too late that he had eaten a piece of rubber - and it was lodged in his intestines. It didnt show up on an x-ray ... but did when i decided to take him for an ultra-sound. Unfortunately, Willie was too weak, and passed away.
1300834 tn?1273126954 What is she eating now? I was told years ago when our dog had pancreatitis that the best thing we could do for her is not feed table scraps or junk food snacks. She was overweight, and we would give her the occasional cookie or potato chip. We stopped. What type of dog food do you give her?
Avatar n tn My dog had acute pancreatitis over the weekend and I took him to an emergency vet on Sunday and to his vet on Mon. They both kept him overnight, IV, blood work, meds, and his vet did a rectal x-ray and abdominal x-ray with barium to look for obstruction. He found dirt/sand. My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard.
Avatar m tn my dog was diagnosed with pancreatitis on wednesday and stayed in the hospital for 3 nights. they hooked him up to an IV...i picked him up on saturday and they said he was doing much better. however, the doctor prescribed him prednisolon for the pain, but wont this medication worsen his pancreatitis? also, his abdomen seems to still be very swollen, why? how should i help my dog so that he is not in pain and so that he can get better soon?
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 m tn She absolutely NEVER eats anything othet than her commercial dog kibble, especially due to multiple food allergies. She's my service dog (in training) so she is always with us, so we know she didn't eat something she shouldn't have. The vet has no idea what could make her so critically ill. Has anyone experienced this illness that wasn't caused from eating human food? Also, will she be prone to repeat attacks now that she's had this one?
Avatar n tn Because the vet gave us muscle relaxants and rimadahl to give for pain management, his pancreatitis flared up again. Now he is in the hospital on intravenous fluids and pain med injections. I just want to know anyone's thoughts on this? I really believe if he didn't have problems with his neck, the pancreatitis would have been controllable. But b/c of his "slipped disk" in his neck steroids is usually the treatment, but he can't have steroids b/c of the pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. It's unlikely that pancreatitis results in acute liver failure/necrosis (ALN)- while pancreatitis can result in ELEVATED liver function tests (LFTs), it shouldn't cause failure. Cause for ALN include blue-green algae exposure (in stagnant ponds), sago palm ingestion, xylitol sugar-free gum, a few medications, etc. Sometimes end-stage liver disease (cirrhosis) can also cause acute liver failure also. I'm so sorry and my heart goes out to you!
254215 tn?1195096984 I posted the other day about my dog being sick. She kept vomiting, wouldn't eat, etc. My vet said she probably has chronic pancreatitis, since she's had these episodes a few times. This time is by far the worst, and I am really worried. How long does it usually take for pancreatitis to get better? Also, her right front paw is really cold and she keeps dragging it. Could this be related in any way? Thanks!
6472661 tn?1381772732 I could actually take a deep breath for the first time in over a week. My dog thinks she's a person n she's family. Loved by my neighbors n all the Lil kids around here. So i have to watch her like a hawk. I have already had the talk with the kiddos. About food of any kind. But that t-shirt might be a good idea. Lol. I ALSO have a westie that's allergic to everything. What fun.
Avatar n tn Because the vet gave us muscle relaxants and rimadahl to give for pain management, his pancreatitis flared up again. Now he is in the hospital on intravenous fluids and pain med injections. I just want to know anyone's thoughts on this? I really believe if he didn't have problems with his neck, the pancreatitis would have been controllable. But b/c of his "slipped disk" in his neck steroids is usually the treatment, but he can't have steroids b/c of the pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn I lost my first dog to pancreatitis and he had the same symptoms as your dog. It's an extremely painful condition and very difficult and expensive to treat. The only blessing here is that your dog was spared a great deal of suffering and took a difficult decision out of your hands. The only way to know for certain what happened is a full postmortem exam if the blood work doesn't confirm pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn No-one here is going to think you are nuts for being nuts about your dog! My dog is like my little sister, and I don't mind who thinks I'm nuts for saying that! Keep him away from anything fatty, or even something slightly fatty. I'd keep him away from dairy as well. Plain boiled meat or fish. Chicken is good. Game meat (rabbit or game bird) is virtually fat-free, and is best boiled. There is nothing wrong with fish sometimes, plainly steamed or boiled, and of course, all bones removed.
Avatar m tn She walked out of the room and said she would give me a minute and walked back in saying that my dogs heart had stopped. I was in shock and was upset. I loved my Ally more than anything in this world and wanted some kind of closure of how she passed away. Nothing made sense to me in how it all happened right away and nothing could be done to save her.
Avatar m tn I know where you are coming from in regards to the pancreatis occurring with our pets. I received my min-pin in 2004 when she was only 3 years old, her previous owner kept her in a walk in closet 24/7 so when I adopted her she was very thin. I felt sorry for her and she wouldn't eat dog food so I just gave her "people" food. I nearly killed her unknowingly of course.
Avatar m tn My schnauzer has pancreatitis. She's the second one I've had with pancreatitis. My first one lived with it for 9 years. The pancreas actually acts as if it's digesting itself. That causes horrible pain that radiates to the back and down the leg. A good thing to feed is boiled chicken breast and boiled white rice in the chicken broth water. Pedialyte popsicles are good to give them. I'm also a retired nurse.
254215 tn?1195096984 I posted the other day about my dog being sick. She kept vomiting, wouldn't eat, etc. My vet said she probably has chronic pancreatitis, since she's had these episodes a few times. This time is by far the worst, and I am really worried. She has been sick like this for 3 days now. How long does it usually take for pancreatitis to get better? We are with-holding food and water, but how is she not going to becom dehydrated? Is her pancreas going to be damaged after this?
Avatar n tn Animals, like people, can develop chronic pancreatitis after only one acute attack of pancreatitis. My aunt was able to keep her dog's case managed for many years, with only a couple more hospitalizations. I just want you to be prepared for what you might be up against. So far, Piper's case could be a whole lot worse, so hopefully she'll keep improving and that will be the last time you ever have to deal with this.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, My 10 yr old dachshund has just had a second bout of pancreatitis a week ago. His first one was in 2011. His. Liver and pancreas are both enlarged and look inflammed. Hes been on loads of antibiotics this past 10 days, IV fluids, etc. He was off food for at least 48 hrs and is now on boiled chicken which he loves. His liver enzymes are high He just started a product called denmarin for liver support yesterday. Its. Prescription milk thistle from the vet.
793908 tn?1294708709 My little Poodle Julie just had her 3rd attack of Pancreatitis...all within 7 mos. time. Each time it was back to the Vets for 4 day stay there & IV treatments. It gets outrageous on what I am charged each time. This time, they said her attack wasn't as severe as the others & I took her home tonight..after her being there for 27 hours, I was outrageously charged $1,036.25. I took her home with amoxicillin only..7 tablets for 25.00.