Pancreatitis in pets

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Avatar n tn We have wonderful success with the canine Pancreatitis patients in our veterinary clinic using a few natural therapies with a home made natural diet. Take the burden off your dogs pancreas with full spectrum digestive enzymes. Re-balance your dogs digestive system with probiotics. Consider a bland home made diet such as chicken, rice and peas. If you would like to follow up on this in detail with me, that would be fine.
Avatar m tn I know this sounds bad but our hounds will learn that people food is not good for them and most vets will tell the same thing as the fat in our foods is too hard on our loving pets stomachs. The truth hurts I know from experience as we almost lost our minipin by letting her eat leftovers one night. The vet said that the fat content that our little one ate was too rich and it may her pancreas shut down basically.
Avatar n tn It seems that the liver failure was caused by acute pancreatitis, which was in turn caused by the fatty summer sausages she got into. Piper is never allowed "people food" or table scraps, so maybe she just couldn't handle the greasy, fatty food.
Avatar f tn It's the hardest of things we do for our beloved pets ... allowing them to leave us when the time is right. I have been there too many times in my life - and each time is as hard as the first time. But, we do it for all the right reasons, and certainly not for ourselves. Just try to enjoy what time you have. Give her whatever she wants, when she wants it. You cannot do anymore. Thinking about you.
1337091 tn?1275912473 I was in the same position several years ago. Pancreatitis in my 13 year old dog. It's an extremely painful condition in both dogs and humans. The treatment is also about the same: IV support, TPN nutrition, nothing by mouth and pain meds and antibiotics if the cause is infectious. We spent nearly $10,000 trying to to save him, but couldn't. At least he had excellent pain management the last couple weeks of his life. Believe me, I know how awful it is to be faced with this decision.
681148 tn?1437665191 com/sites/healthypets/archive/2009/12/16/dont-let-this-organ-ruin-your-pets-life.aspx that folks in the cat community and the dog community will want to check out. I was thinking of the kitties with IBD. If only I had had this information years ago! I wonder if it might have made some difference in my kitty's life. Did you know we should add digestive enzymes to our pets' diet if we're giving them manufactured foods, even if they're high quality pet foods?
793908 tn?1294708709 Just to update you.... with all the problems my poor Julie has, now something else cropped up..totally unrelated to Julie's Cushings, Pancreatitis, Heart disease, Kidneys, spots on lungs & gall bladder....was I ever shocked to find this. Last week Julie had Laser surgery on a huge mass in back & under her tongue, on the left side & on the right side too. Thats small though..like a pea. We were scared to do this but had no choice. The Vet told me that they use this newer anesthesia.
Avatar f tn Hi Sarah.......Post this question In the "Ask A Veterinarian" section ABOVE the Communities Section on the opening page....Post it in "Animal Health General" AND in "Holistic Care for Pets" section. You will get responses from Vets in both of these areas....Good luck.....
1560663 tn?1298050127 I also have a 10 year old cat who had exploratory surgery because she was vomiting. They thought it was Pancreatitis, then an x-ray and u/s showed a thickening in the colon so that is when we scheduled surgery. This is not Mega Colon but IBS, and I treat her with 1/8 tsp Miralax in her morning wet food and her evening wet food. She is on a diet pf Z/D prescription wet food and dry, and takes Budesonide (formulated as a liquid) every day.
Avatar n tn Hello, Over the last several years, we have had wonderful results clearing up chronic diarrhea in cats like yours and cats with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) using a product called Tylan. This product is not labeled for cats but works like a charm and clears loose stool up in 24-48 hours. Tylan is an inexpensive, bitter tasting yellow powder labeled for poultry. It has no adverse side effects other than if you use too much it can cause temporary constipation.
Avatar n tn I have an eleven year old dog, and had a lot of expenses with another dog who died in February. I probably should look into insurance, too, but I always thought there probably would be too many loopholes to make it worthwhile. What type of things do they cover?
Avatar f tn rabies vaccinations can cause pancreatitis and that prednisone can cause diabetes in dogs. Beware! It is a fact. We over-vaccinate our animals, and sometimes those vaccinations are killing them.
1916673 tn?1420236870 But they often do raise the pets PVC for a time. There is a danger in giving this product. When the pet's immune system decides to attack human erythropoetin as a foreign protein, it not only destroys the human erythropoetin that was given - it also destroys the pets natural erythropoetin. So it can make the anemia even worse. It should only be used as a last ditch effort. Whether you want to encourage your vet to try this is really a decision only you can make.
Avatar f tn Hi Tony I am in Ireland and I have Lucy,s lab report in my hand her Alk phos was 62 her phosphate is 3.
Avatar f tn We also camp at state parks if they allow pets. There are so many wonderful places to camp in the mountains of North Carolina (you know we have the Blue Ridge Mountains and Parkway). Waterfalls, the Broad River and so much more. You should look at the options and come camp in this wonderful state. My only complaint is the high humidity in July and August, I prefer our camper when it is so hot. I highly recommend Ocean Lakes Family Campground, it is massive and so much to do there.
Avatar dr m tn While they're a lot of fun for people, barbecues can cause many problems in pets. Lighter fluid is toxic to them, trimmings can cause pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), and bones are potential foreign bodies. A number of dishes can worsen your pet's skin allergies. As a reminder, corn cob fed to a dog can get stuck in the small intestine. This is a serious (and potentially deadly) condition.
Avatar f tn Hello--thank you for providing some of the most comprehensive information on managing chronic kidney failure in dogs that I’ve been able to find. I have an ~18 year old terrier mix rescue dog who developed chronic kidney disease--stage 2, about 2 weeks after an episode of acute pancreatitis—now about 7 weeks ago. He had been on metacam for degenerative joint disease (elbow, spine, hips) for about 2 years, so we have been monitoring his blood work at least every 6 months.
685623 tn?1283485207 of holidays to our pets, but the sad fact of the matter is that veterinarians are often presented with numerous emergency cases and sick pets right after the holidays. No one WANTS to spend their holiday in an emergency room (people or pet)...so, I feel it is very important to point out the potential dangers to our pets during the upcoming Thanksgiving feast.
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.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Not positive if I've joined (also having trouble bookmarking blog); but hope I'm in. First time I've been back in a few weeks since I had to put Teagan to rest. To be honest I hope to NEVER need to refresh myself on the terrible disease. But, you all gave me such comfort when Teagan left me. I hope to keep reading posts to keep up with you all.
793908 tn?1294708709 I POSTED THIS IN THE FORUM TOO... Hi all..I have not been in here in awhile. Life has been hard for Julie (my 10 yr old mini poodle). As some of you know, she is on Trilostane. It WAS working great till she had many Pancreatitis attacks..every month for 6 mos..& she had to go off & on Trilostane alot & that threw her body way off. Reluctantly, my Vet upped her to 34 mg. & said she can not go any higher for her weight..13.5 lbs.. I read differently...
82861 tn?1333457511 She was a true comic and always made us laugh with her antics. We lost Travis to pancreatitis in 2005, and his loss like to killed us all. We found him on a dirt road nearly starved to death, and with the worst case of mange our vet has ever seen. He was all of 6 weeks old at the time and with time, TLC and medical care was one of the best dogs you could ever want to meet. Everyone instantly fell in love with him.
82861 tn?1333457511 My vet is always very busy in the days following any holiday. He can count on having several cases of pancreatitis coming in along with the usual overindulgence GI symptoms. 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.
Avatar n tn Wednesday the test results showed he had pancreatitis, which shocked me because his diet is low in fats. He had one bowel movement which was solid and didn't seem abnormal (smell wasn't unusual, color wasn't odd). The next day his temperature rose and the vet wanted him on fluids again. I was also giving him medication prescribed to him to help with the inflammation of his pancreas.
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?
931217 tn?1283484935 Wild creatures live much shorter lives than do our pets, in a daily contest of survival of the fittest. Most coyotes and wolves, for example, are gone by 7 or 8 years old. Pet dogs and cats, however, are now living into their teens quite commonly. Diet is not the only reason for this, but it does not follow that eating raw meat is a positive factor. Most pet animals are not eating raw diets now and live long anyway.
Avatar n tn Did this just start, not be going on for days? Sounds like a vet visit is in order. If it gets worse it could mean need for emergency medical attention. If this started after changing the type food, don't give him any more. It may be a food allergy, but that doesn't mean he will be able to resolve it on his own. Allergies can be dangerous. Sorry I can't give you an easy to implement cure.
Avatar f tn Turkey, venison, goat, buffalo, and rabbit are low in fat, while lamb and pork are generally high in fat. Ground beef comes in varying levels of fat. Whole eggs are relatively high in fat but are highly nutritious, so they should be included in the diet in limited amounts. A large egg has about 5 grams of fat, which is not a lot for a very large dog, but too much for smaller dogs. You can hard boil eggs and then feed just a portion each day, or split them between multiple dogs.
Avatar f tn Later that day I was back in emergency with pancreatitis hospital stay 2 weeks, feeding tube, intensive care for my heart rate it was a nightmare. I was told by one of the surgeons about a spincterectomy but he would not do it and did not know anyone who would. Also told me to take antidepressents, calmly think my day over every time this happens. I refused the antidepressents my quality of life has suffered but I still continue to hold down my job.
Avatar f tn But i have a 9 month old lab and 2 days ago he had gotten into the trash can and had ate some Mexican rice that was pretty old and last night he was acting pretty funny his stomach was making weird sounds and this morning I let him out and he goes to the bathroom he ate a little bit but not too much I've been trying to keep him hydrated but all day he has been in the same spot pretty much not really moving and making weird breathing sounds like his breathing is off but what scares me the most