Pancreatitis treatment dog

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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 n tn I had to put my 11 year old Llhasa apso to sleep yesterday because he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and was in so much pain that they could not guarantee that he would survive even with treatment. It came on suddenly...he was fine Saturday but began throwing up in the middle of the night and continued...he couldn't even hold down water and was very weak. I took him into the veterinary hospital on Sunday and he was too weak to come home.
Avatar f tn My chocolate lab "Skip" is about 10 years old and developed pancreatitis for the first time. We took him to the doctor he never vomited or diahrea until the day after he got to the vets office. His amalyse was high like 8000 and his glucose and white blood count low but we got an ultrasound to make sure not cancer. He started to show improvements with the IV and antibiotic. Now a week later he is starting to decline and the vet has tried everything.
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 The way pancreatitis is treated is by allowing that organ to rest through literal starvation. Same treatment holds for human patients too. The dog is given IV hydration and nutrition, nausea and pain control, and then you wait it out. Is she eating anything at all? I hope your vet explained that avoiding fats is very important right now - and in the future. What did your vet determine to be the cause of the attack?
Avatar n tn Anyway, the only reason I mention this story is because your dog at 14 is doing great! It's not easy for any dog to recover this quickly from acute pancreatitis, but for a senior dog to come out of it so well is truly remarkable! I wouldn't push any new foods too quickly. His pancreas is still probably bubbling away angrily, and you don't want to aggravate it any more than necessary.
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.
254215 tn?1195096984 Any more news on your dog? Hopefully she's doing a bit better now. Pancreatitis takes a whole lot of patience to deal with. Not an easy thing when you see your dog so awfully sick, is it? This condition is also extremely painful. Ask your vet about some kind of pain management. The hospital my dog was at slapped a 75 mcg fentanyl patch on him, and used various other opiates for breakthrough pain as well.
Avatar n tn dachshunds), but it can really happen to any dog. Your dog may have had a rough recovery while waking up from the dentistry and exacerbated a pre-existing arthritic disk in his neck, especially if he is a bit older, in middle age, or a senior citizen. You can have your vet submit your dog's back X-Rays to a radiologist for analysis. Every state has board eligible or certified veterinary radiologists that perform this service at a nominal fee.
6472661 tn?1381772732 I did not personally examine your dog, but it sounds very much like pancreatitis. It may take a while for her to overcome this and she can have relapses in the future. I don't think there is anything wrong with getting a second vet's opinion if you are concerned, but it is not a condition that is gone in a matter of 2-3 days. Good luck!
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 n tn I only had experience with losing a dog to an acute attack of pancreatitis. He was very old, and just couldn't recover. Did the vet say if the pancreas is involved as well as the liver? In my dog, the pancreas was so swollen that it blocked the flow of bile from liver; consequently his liver went into failure as well. I understand that mini Schnauzers are very prone to pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn I'm just loathe to tell you that any of these ideas won't hurt a dog with pancreatitis, because I don't know. Maybe one of this site's veterinarian's will respond after while, or maybe you can get a local on-call vet on the phone. In my area, none of the vets take their own after-hours phone calls. They defer to the two emergency clinics that are in operation in this county.
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.
Avatar n tn I had a healthy dog until he went under for dental cleaning and tooth extractions. The tooth extractions went well, but two days later he developed pancreatitis. We got it under control with medication and low fat canned food. However, when we stopped the meds we noticed he wasn't turning his neck and his neck started throbbing. We took him in again to the vet. The vet x-rayed his neck and said he has a slipped disk.
Avatar m tn my 2 year old dog is not eating.has blood in his poo is has been like this for about a week.
793908 tn?1294708709 knowing that it can kill a dog. I can't take that chance. How big is your dog ..her her belly still looking Pot Belly? Mine is. I am told to give Julie Hills I/D now...I do. NOTHING else but Thats not possible. I do give her cooked chicken & rice, cooked Yam. Hard boiled Egg whites every am. I give her low fat...what is good in high protein?? Why raw meat & what kind do u give her?? What kind of dry food do u give her?
Avatar n tn It's very convenient for the dog and the vet staff and the dog can have more freedom of movement. Can you tell us what kind of dog your mum has, and is it amylase or lipase levels that are high - or both? What kind of treating is the dog currently getting? Did the illness come on gradually or as a result of something like a big fatty meal?
Avatar f tn Hi Tony, My Dog Zoey shih tzu 10 yrs old was diagnosed with kindey failure (Chronic on Acute) on Thursday 04/27/2017. I never knew she had a kidney disease and now feel horrible that i never recognized it or took her in to get checked. She has always been a picky eater so her picking and choosing when to eat didn't concern me much until she began to lose weight rapidly. Within a matter of a week her weight went down dramatically.
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 n tn I'm so sorry, but there may be nothing that can be done. My dog developed pancreatitis, and the pancreas swelled up so hugely that it blocked off the bile duct. That caused the gallbladder and liver to swell up to near rupturing because the bile from the liver was blocked off. I suspect all you can do is provide treatment for pain and nausea and enjoy the time you have left together.
Avatar m tn Foods high in fats, sugar and carbohydrates can lead to pancreatitis, so consider what you've been feeding her over the last year or so and see what the levels of these are according to the label. It may be that your dog is suffering from acute pancreatitis, and hopefully this will be resolved once treated. Obesity is also a cause, so it's worth checking the weight of your dog comparing it with average canine weight charts for the breed.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure how the bloodwork can be misread to state your dog had pancreatitis .. and then reverse that quickly. You can then do some research of your own line along with posting here. I certainly would get a second opinion, and if there is a Vet School or University with Vet School near you, I would get the dog there fast. This has been going on too long and needs to be addressed. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Sorry to hear that. My daughter has a dog with chronic pancreas problems and has been at the Vet's at least 3 times for treatment and very expensive. She is usually put on IV's and food withheld to give the pancreas a chance to heal and settle down. She has been on Science Diet ID for some time now and does quite well. Everyone knows not to feed her anything!! My daughter did find a treat she can tolerate. Hope your dog recovers also.
Avatar f tn You can always work out a payment arrangement with the vet but the treatment for your dog should not be delayed. He could be suffering from congestive heart failure or some kind of virus. If he keeps throwing up, he may die of dehydration. Please get your dog to the vet ASAP. Take care of yourself as well. I wish you all the best.
Avatar f tn My sister won't take her dog to the vet, and I'm really scared because she seems awfully sick. She's a 4-5 year old Miniature Pinscher / Beagle / Jack Russell Terrier mix named Chrissy.
Avatar f tn The one thing that I KNOW will cause a dog to behave in this manner is a bout of pancreatitis. The pain is so intense that they just yelp out of nowhere. When they are not feeling the pain they will act normally, but when that pain hits them, they just cannot help themselves. Get her to a vet ASAP because if it IS pancreatitis, it is life threatening unless treated.
203342 tn?1328740807 com/wiki/Dog_Cushings_DiseaseIt will explain everything to you. My dog was just diagnosed with Cushings she is 10years old. She is a Siberian Husky and she has a longer life expectancy so I am treating her. She has had all the symptoms you describe. Panting, drinking water like crazy, back legs very weak and lost a lot of muscle, eating like a wild dog,up all night has to pee all the time even in the house which she NEVER EVER did before. She lost her eyesight but that doesn't bother her much.
Avatar m tn Other causes of bloody mucoid stool besides GI parasites include ingestion of sharp GI foreign bodies, toxins or chemicals, Parvovirus, or other viral or bacterial infections, pancreatitis and more. You could try giving your dog Pepcid (famotidine), and Sucralfate, if you have access to these medications to treat the symptoms. Pepcid is available over the counter in most countries. The dose is 20 mg once or twice per day as listed on the bottle.