Pancreatitis in young 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 We have tried her on Benadryl (dose recommended by vet), but that did nothing. I have suspected candida, from all the meds she has taken in her young life. We are now giving her 1/4 teasp. virgin coconut oil, 2x a day, which she loves and her nose, which was always warm and bone dry before, is now cool and wet, as it should be, so the coconut oil is helping in some way. She snores quite loudly and sometimes I hear wheezing. We are at our wits end and hate seeing her so miserable.
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 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 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 f tn Urination not frequent, received enema. Pain seems to be near tail area. He will eat some dry food and is drinking water, but had to sit him in warm water to urge him to go to litter box. Looks alert but then sleeps. He was given a dose of Ponazuril (he is 16 lbs) when exposed to coccidia and stopped eating a couple of days later. He has had 2 xrays of back and tail region and now this latest test for pancreatitis. His temp seems to go from 103.6 to normal in a day.
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.
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..
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.
931217 tn?1283484935 As I am sure you have heard, there have been numerous alerts, recalls and reports of food-borne illness reported in the last couple of years, associated with uncooked or undercooked meats served to human consumers in restaurants or sold to them in stores. The under-appreciated truth of our meat production industry, indeed of any nation's meat production, is that absolute certainty of freedom from sickness-causing bacteria in meat cannot be assured.
Avatar f tn He started at a very young age, only 3 or 4 months, to have awful diarrhea with blood (very common in IBD cats, they start at a very young age). As far as IBD (Chronic Colitis) goes, your cat will eventually, hear me on this, she will eventually end up with cancer if you do not act on it soon. Medication does not kill the cause but the symptoms, only for a while, and you want to be able to get to the root of the problem and make it go away. You've seen how she gets better with homemade foods.
541150 tn?1306037443 Thing is, according to them, Pancreatitis and FLD are common in IBD cats. But as to what really causes a cat to suffer from these symptoms is still unknown to EVERYONE. I was reading, and they highly recommend a diet that's low in fat. Raw foods are recommended, but as you know not all vets are willing to accept the fact that raw foods can save a cat's life. I don't really know what happened here. We moved to our new home and that's when he stopped eating.
Avatar m tn A Vet will answer your question. I've posted in one of the forums when I had a question on diabetes in cats. I can understand your apprehension with surgery. Let us know how kitty is doing and good luck.
541150 tn?1306037443 thank God they don't stop eating on me...cats can punish us in soooo many ways when not happy. best to each of you and all the babies.....a welcome home today Abby..
390388 tn?1279639813 She has an appt. for Monday but, I'm going to try to get her in earlier I think. Her urine output is nothing compared to what she is taking in and no bm for 4 days so I'm cringing at the thought of a partial blockage/blockage. She is 17 years old and God bless her still runs the rabbits. She is my faithful Lady.
Avatar n tn some kidney disease, very slight elevations in his thyroid tests, and he's a few pounds lighter than he was as a strapping young guy (13 pounds, down from a high of 17 in his prime) with some arthritis. Starting Sunday morning he showed nausea and refused to eat, though he would drink, and he appeared a little unsteady on his feet--he shook his head after drinking and nearly tipped over.
541150 tn?1306037443 I know we do not have much experience dealing with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in cats, but it will make me feel better to know that I have your support.
1716071 tn?1308806756 first of all your kitties symptoms are classic 'allergic' reaction, nothing needs to have changed in her diet/environment b/c allergies can develop at anytime d/t long time exposure just as with us. When we are in contact with an allergen we being to sneeze or get runny eye/noses, with cats the reaction shows up on their skin!! the spots she is getting are called granulomas or ulcers and there are several types under the family of eosinophilic plaque.
Avatar n tn well I got The walmart Ranitidine for it, amazingly after about 4 days of using this I started having normal BM, it took me a while to put two and tow together then I read on line in another article that this had helped in lab tests but not tried in cats yet. NONE of the vets had even heard of it, well, it only takes it 12-24 hrs to start working acording to this drs chart.
Avatar f tn The following adverse events were reported voluntarily during post-approval use of the product in dogs and cats in foreign markets: death, tremors/ataxia, seizures, anaphylaxis, acute pulmonary edema, facial edema, injection site reactions (alopecia, scabs, necrosis, and erythema), hemolytic anemia, salivation, pruritus, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and inappetance.
1945970 tn?1324215554 It's a totally different Raw formation, but oh so good.....It's made in New Zealand where stricter pet food regulations are in place....This is a packaged raw, but served like kibble.......Hard to find and very pricey.....I have all small dogs, so am able to do it......Actually, they just had it for lunch with fresh green beans....Ziwi Peak also makes a canned "Green Tripe" that's to die for...Well, that's what my dog's told me, anyway! ;) OK, thought I'd pipe in here......Take care.
Avatar f tn So far the results have been excellent for both dogs and cats. Kidney transplants are a treatment option in extreme cases, and are available at a few veterinary facilities in the US. The College of Veterinary Medicine, in Davis, California has a top notch Kidney Transplant and pet dialysis facility. Long-term management involves monitoring kidney functions with blood and urine tests every three to six months.
1358341 tn?1282213443 - Acute and chronic diarrhoea - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - Maldigestion, malabsorption - Colitis - Bacterial overgrowth - Gastritis - Pancreatitis - Exudative enteropathy
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.
874521 tn?1424120397 And hey, did you know the bacteria they found in him is very common in healthy cats and cats who come from shelters? Think Dillan might have given it to him? They also have found this bacteria in people with cancer. Keeps getting better for me...doesn't it.
12980073 tn?1429819661 The extra fluids given during the anaesthetic is proper protocol in unwell dogs w/kidney issues, but NOT used in young, healthy dogs!! So, why did they do this if the bloodwork was fine???? The specific blood test for the spay surgery is designed for Kidney & Liver function before a surgery, but it was stated that that bloodwork was good at this point.....Yet, fluids were given during the spay!! Why????
4520139 tn?1355852769 But, that doesn't have to be done now, maybe in the future when you don't have the teeth issue to think about. I have had all 3 of my cats in for cleanings and they have been around the $500 - $700 range. One was more because of the number of extractions they did because the cost of each ranged from $50-$200 depending on the tooth. IMHO I would probably go with #3 if only because you may be able to go longer without kitty having to have another cleaning.
251222 tn?1270939717 These two are HHV-6 (Human Herpes Virus #6) which is responsible for the young, childhood illness called Roseola, and EBV which causes mononucleosis in older kids, teens and young adults. In young children EBV often causes a nonspecific, unremarkable febrile illness. By young adulthood 95-96% of all Americans have antibodies against EBV. It has been hard to prove this link between EBV and MS because of the fact that most people have had the infection already, but some things are known.
1479013 tn?1330703362 I have all the system-wide symptoms of Lupus and/or Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and supposed to re-test again in a few weeks. I'm just wondering, what is the significance of this positive test, and MOST important, should I be on low-dose aspirin while waiting to re-test? My score on the Cardiolipin Antibody was 28 (range 0-19 MPL) ???