Pancreatitis in old cats

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1560663 tn?1298050127 Also try and brush your cats, even if you think they have short hair and don't need it, it's not true, if you don't brush your cats they can develop hairballs that cannot be passed. In cats with megacolon or chronic constipation the last thing you need is something else to block your cat. Like you all know I have 7 cats and I manage to brush them all, even if its a little bit every few days.
Avatar f tn I just wanted to share what I know about the use of Ponazuril in treating coccidia in cats. First let me say that I am NOT a veterinary professional in any capacity, however I've fostered rescue cats and kittens for 6 years. Our rescue group uses Ponazuril to treat coccidia, and I do myself, in fact I just treated a crew of 15 today (adults and kittens).
Avatar m tn Hello I have a himalayan Kahlua who is 12 years old and has been diagnosed with air in her belly. I have had her blood work done and her fecal and also dewormed her , tried probiotics then a hairball remedy/laxative. She was going poop and pee and had an appetite until we dewormed her and then it seemed like her appetite got less and less then the diarreah came that was jelly like.
Avatar f tn I'm seeing an increasing number of allergies, diarrhea, vomitting, skin dermatitis as well as cases of obesity, specially amid cats because of the excessively high energy content in industrially-produced cat foods," said Colliard. Pet owners tend to favour processed foods because of the difficulty of preparing nutritionally balanced meals, which in an ideal world should contain some 50 nutrients as well as meat, vegetables, rice and pasta.
Avatar m tn It's very bland and easy on their systems. It's used in kittys with IBS and also for Pancreatitis. It comes in dry and canned. It really helped my cat when he was on it after a near fatal case of Pancreatitis. It saved his life!! Could be something as simple as that for you.
Avatar f tn , that boosts the animal's appetite and almost gives the appearance of a miracle drug because the animal can seem almost their old self within about 24 hours of receiving an injection. Dogs don't tolerate steroid treatments nearly as well as cats do, though. While cats need larger doses of steroids than dogs do to achieve the desired effect, they are also much less likely to develop problems from their use.
Avatar m tn For us, this was on top of $3k in vet bills already incurred in diagnosing her thyroid condition and pancreatitis that she developed in response to thyroid medication. (Most cats are fine on the medication, but our cat completely shut down and stopped eating. We're not sure which came first, the pancreatitis or bad reaction to the med, but she ended up very sick, unable to eat, and hospitalized for several days.
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 f tn Hi. We have a 2-3 year old female Poodle or Poodle/Bichon mix, who is about 13.5 pounds. We've had her for two years. Back when we adopted her, we were told that she had had kennel cough and was treated successfully. After we got her home, I had her tested for parasites and she came back positive for Giardia. She was given two rounds of medicine and then tested clear. Since we've had her she has had a lot of allergy problems that seem to be getting worse. We live in So. Calif.
Avatar n tn My MD was at a total loss as to what caused my original pain which returned as soon as my pancreatitis pain resolved. I was lucky in that the pancreatitis that was due to the ERCP resolved quickly. Still and all I was out of work for 3 weeks. Tracie, I hope you are feeling better. When did you first realize that something was wrong? You went home after your ERCP, right? Did you end up admitted through the ER?
Avatar f tn Rather than being a phosphate binder, it's really little more than a nourishment supplement, having very little phosphate binding ability in it (despite the claims made in some articles). In fact, the manufacturer has recently had to amend their publicity material due to advertising standard rules, because their prior claim of it having phosphate binding ability was so proved to be very misleading. There is also another problem with Epakitin ...
Avatar f tn The father seems ok with a homemade diet but the son wants me to still phase in the K/D. He believes if I phase it in it won't affect the pancreatitis. Even tho I' terrified to do that, I began phasing it in again at 25%. He had so much more energy yesterday and even ate a tiny bit of cooked ground turkey with sticky rice and broth on his own. Today he is very listless and fights even the syringe food. I'm heartbroken that I can't make him ok.
Avatar f tn I have a nine year old lab "Sandy Grace". She is in fourth stage renal failure-Of course she has seen her regular vet for fluids-ultra sound revealed she has one kidney which is failing. Creatine was 13-subs at home-now using hollistic and homepatic treatment. Recently more bad days than good. I am giving her ice chips which seem to work better for her than lapping. Pedialyte ice is also better.
Avatar n tn My 17 year old cat Molly has air in her stomach and colon...very full. She had x-ray's yesterday that cearly showed this. She started squeaking and breathing very hard about 5 months ago. At that time her x-rays were completely clear. She has been getting worse. Yesterday her blood work came back from Monday and everything was fine. After the x-rays the vet did a CBC to check for infection and a high white blood cell count.
Avatar dr m tn It has a specific pattern on X-rays, but it may be barely visible and therefore very difficult to diagnose. You can try to spot the corn cob on the X-ray. In addition, corn cobs usually stays in the GI for days before a diagnosis is made, which often means that part of the intestine may need to be removed during surgery. By the way, we did recently remove a piece of intestine in 2 patients who had eaten a foreign body.
Avatar f tn He could very well be very allergic to something in the food and it is causing him pancreatitis and inflammation of the intestine. Not a good place to be. He really needs to see the doc, K? Keep us posted.
Avatar n tn The increased protein and fat in cat food can sometime cause GI issues and pancreatitis in dogs. Most commercial cat food is not even ideal for cats since a lot of cat foods contain grain is a variety of form such as meal, and glutin. Cat's do not have any need in their diets for grains of any kinds.
Avatar m tn Basically, it is not safe for cats to eat anything other than cat food except maybe in very small quantities as an occasional treat. The list below are some of the foods and substances that are particularly harmful to cats. You should never feed a cat any type of seeds since this are extremely hard for a cat to digest and can cause intestinal obstruction and internal bleeding. . Alcoholic beverages Can cause intoxication, coma, and death.
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 Have have a 6yr old ragdoll.She has been tested for pancreatitis,that was negative.She has always weighed 10 pounds or an ounce give or take.On she is losing weight ,throwing up a lot,not eating or drinking much.and with that using her litter box very little.I have switched vets for numerous reasons.Should I take her in for more test and for what teast?
Avatar f tn I discovered it while researching what could possibly by going on with one of my cats. His name is Mingo, and he's 11 years old. He's been quite healthy, but for the past few months he'll eat well for several days, then go anywhere from 1 to 3 days hardly touching any food. I've taken him to a vet who's run tests, but so far nothing is positive. This past summer he wasn't eating well at all, but luckily I found out by accident that he had 2 bad teeth which were pulled.
1916673 tn?1420236870 old boy of 14 (turning 15 in November) Ok, finally figured out where the button was on this page to join. I'm in! Found the liquid salmon oil in small bottle with dropper, a couple of drops to Start him off in the morning and see how he does, begun giving him a little egg in the morning with his KD and feeding him three to 4 times a day his SD Hills KD canned, a vitamin and his MLM joint medication. He is bit more spry.
Avatar f tn If it turns out to be pancreatitis, you will want to stick with a low protein diet which isn't easy, but should help the condition. Pancreatitis isn't always easy to diagnose, but in your cat's situation, I really would consider it a possibility. You might want to just treat him like he has it and treat for it dietarily. Let me know if you would like more details. Good luck and keep us posted!
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 is a very sensitive, nervous cat. His labs indicate that he does not have pancreatitis, and overall his lab work looks good. He had a full senior work up, as well as urinanalysis and the test for the pancreatitis (negative). He has been dehydrated, not eating well, nauseated and vomiting. Is the next step to do an ultrasound?
Avatar f tn Have you tried calling him see if he can hear you or hear anything at all? Many cats lose their hearing when they get old, and start yowling because they can't hear themselves. Also, it could be a matter of orientation. He is old, so his senses may not be working very well. If an animal feels disoriented and lost, it will cry/howl until they feel safe. Seeing you makes him feel safe because you’re the owner.
Avatar f tn Diabetes is very common in elderly cats... Could also be Hyperthyroidism in the case shes not over thirsty...but both need to be tested asap..
Avatar n tn hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), hypertension (high blood pressure), seizure activity, heart problems are all symptoms of stroke in cats.
931217 tn?1283484935 [16] The incidence of mammary tumors in female cats is roughly half that seen in dogs.[17] Mammary cancer is extremely rare in male dogs. [17] In dogs, the chances of developing a mammary tumor increase with age and vary with breed.[13,17] There is no apparent protective effect of having a litter for dogs or cats. [17,20] About half of canine mammary tumors are malignant, whereas 85-90% of feline mammary tumors are malignant.
Avatar f tn Fasting is OK for dogs, since they do not get fatty liver disease (hepatic lipidosis) in the way cats do. Abdominal X-Rays and blood work is necessary to monitor the progress of the therapy. These disease can be very serious without therapy and may rarely require surgery if the intestines telescope into one another. IBD will require a hypoallergenic food once your dog is well enough to eat. Please let us know how your dog does!