Pancreatitis treatment pets

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Avatar n tn Six months ago our 13 year old mini schnauzer suffered dreadfully with a severe case of panreatitis and his discomfort and internal bleeding left no option but to put him down (such a terrible term!). He had suffered from pancreatitis for a number of years and received treatment on each occasion but it seemed that with every new attack, his recovery response to treatment diminished.
Avatar n tn Oh boy, you're in for a possible roller coaster ride. There isn't a "magic bullet" treatment for pancreatitis and the associated liver issues. The treatment is actually "starvation" for up to 3 or 4 weeks if necessary to allow the pancreas to rest and reduce the swelling. (Same is true for humans with this condition.) It is usually a pretty painful condition as well, so it's good your pup is still fairly active.
Avatar f tn After two days i was told last night her kidney is at 7, i cant remember what her BUN was or any other number because at that point i was told she now has pancreatitis and her liver is going bad as well. They are releasing her today with me and told me to take her home, make her comfortable at home and she can either pass on her own or i can bring her in after a few days to be put down. I am having a hard time with this whole thing and felt it came on quickly.
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...
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 a pea. We were scared to do this but had no choice. The Vet told me that they use this newer anesthesia.
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 Pancreatitis calls for some strong pain meds. When my dog had it, the vet used a 75 mcg fentanyl patch. This medication is also used for people who have chronic pain. It's simply a gel-filled patch that stays on for 3 days, and dispenses a constant supply of medication during that time. They also used hydromorphone (dilaudid) for breakthrough pain when the patch wasn't enough. These opiate medications are VERY strong, and will have a sedative effect on your dog - just like with people.
Avatar f tn cancer, kidney disease, pancreatitis, foreign body, and more. I understand vet medicine can be very expensive, and you must talk frankly with your vet about what can be done that best meets your finances. Most vets are very understanding when it comes to this. Treatment in a dog this sick may not change the end result, so this should also be discussed and is something to bear in mind. Sometimes a humane euthanasia is the best gift we can give our pets. You should not feel guilty about this.
Avatar f tn This would tend to make the pancreatitis a priority for remedying. However, if the pancreatitis is a chronic condition, then a combined treatment (much like what you are doing now) is probably the right path to take. In any event, I think you are certainly doing all you can do, for now. You are right to keep phosphorus in the diet low too.
Avatar m tn It could be anything from a virus, to a gut blockage, a tumor in her throat....pancreatitis......liver problem, kidney problem.... Only a vet can tell you. One way or another you HAVE to find the money needed for her treatment. Is there a relative or friend you could borrow money from? Or like Margot says, it IS possible a vet will allow you to make payments in stages. It depends. But I would advise speaking to the actual vet, and not just the receptionist in the office there.
793908 tn?1294708709 Julie (our mini Poodle 9 yrs. old) had Cushings for quite a few years before it was confirmed in Feb. 09. She was tested 4 yrs. ago & it was negative but I never believed that. Julie started Trilostane 22.5 mg. in March. She was doing better in June with the blood test numbers & than got another attack of Pancreatitis, in 6 mos. time. She stayed at the Vets for 4 days & came home better.
Avatar m tn A seizure is any abnormal electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures can vary in length from several seconds to minutes. Our pets may experience a seizure as a one-time event in their life or seizures can occur as a repeated event over weeks or months. We refer to this repeated event as epilepsy. You may hear the term status epilepticus which is a seizure that is continuous and does not end without intervention.
Avatar f tn I would suggest you ask the Vet to test her for one hard to diagnosis condition that comes to mind. I will send you a link with more info on that, also a link to more info on food allergies/intolerances. In the meanwhile I would try feeding her very small amounts spread out in 4-5 feedings per day of a good grain free wet food that has is a different protein than chicken...there are some suggestions on the site I am sending.
931217 tn?1283484935 _____________, I had the opportunity to hear this morning's segment with your sponsor, __________ As a loyal, long-term listener, I feel it is my duty to bring an important public health concern associated with the feeding of raw meat-based diets to pets. That concern is one that may affect both pets and people to the detriment of both.
Avatar n tn A short-term regimen (a week or so) is usually tolerated fairly well, but longer than that puts you in a position where your dog is flirting with developing diabetes mellitus, Cushing's Disease, pancreatitis, or several other problems. By doing bloodwork at least twice during the two months he's being treated you can keep track of how his system is tolerating the steroids. Weaning him off at the earliest sign of problems would be possible if you're keeping track of how he's responding.
Avatar m tn the good news is that it is not the type that would spread to other parts of her body. The doctor saidf the treatment option for it would be surgery to have it removed and it may come back later on but then if it does that surgery would be the option again. I just wanted to know if the surgery for this skin Cancer is a fairly safe surgery, I know ther are always risks when it comes to surgery but is this a common surgery for cat?
Avatar f tn Wow, glad you got a diagnosis and too bad that wasn't caught on the first visit but at least she got IV. Thus can be life threatening and is painful. Sounds like appropriate treatment us being done and the pancreas is being time to recover. My daughter's Chi has chronic pancreatitis, 3 or 4 bad episodes now, stays at the Vet's office and continued meds and sub-Q fluids at home. She has done well but us now on a "strict" canned food diet only!
Avatar m tn When a dog is diagnosed with pancreatitis it is usually blamed on a high-fat diet but a diet that is high in fat will not cause pancreatitis in a dog with a healthy pancreas. A high-fat diet will, however, aggravate an already-diseased pancreas to the point where an attack of pancreatitis is the result. Some dogs are genetically predisposed to pancreatic disease. Dogs with parathyroid conditions are predisposed, as are dogs who get too much calcium in their diets.
1928356 tn?1323072131 He was just diagnosed with pancreatitis - and I'm not sure what this means. Has anyone else experienced this? For awhile he was also having trouble with regurgitation. The food was literally not making it to his stomach before coming back up. And I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this too? I have also read on the fiveleafpharmacy website that hydrotherapy or hot/cold therapy will help bring the blood to the kidneys can bring a dog out of failure. Has anyone tried this?
Avatar f tn The animal can't reason that it might live a little longer if it has treatment, it only knows how it feels at that moment, and that at that moment it feels sick. It might not have been the pork or the bone that killed your dog. It might have been purely coincidental that he got sick the night he ate that. As I said, the only way to know what it was is to have a necropsy performed by your vet.
Avatar f tn Fluid therapy is the single most important factor in the treatment of kidney disease. The kidneys normally function to maintain fluid levels by concentrating the urine. With kidney disease, excess fluids are lost into the urine so dehydration is a major problem. Good nutrition is also critical. The goal is to decrease the workload on the kidneys by decreasing the amount of waste the kidneys must eliminate. Excess dietary protein, phosphorus, calcium and salt create a lot of waste.
218177 tn?1240143819 If you can't find financing for testing and treatment like Care Credit, then you're left with treating the symptoms the best way you can. If he ends up suffering from pain, then you'll have to resort to putting him down. Veterinary medicine can perform some true miracles, but those miracles are expensive. You might try posting your situation to the vets here at Med Help and see if they can offer any alternatives - like cheaper testing for one thing.
Avatar f tn Hi my dog Lucy was diagnosed in May with Kidney disease I thought it was early stage but her creatinine level was 644 umol/L Alk Phos 78, 1 month later her creatinine was 650 umol/L , the last few weeks has seen a lot of vomiting and bloods were repeated 2 weeks ago and her levels are off the wall! Creatinine is now 942umol/L her hb is only 6.
Avatar n tn I have had the same mystery illness with my 5 kittens /cat . I however live in a place where vets care about pets and not money. I feel very bad for you and your baby. If you feed him canned plain pumpkin it will help him a bit. You vet was very wrong to do what they did!!!
Avatar f tn My cat Annie either has Lymphoma or Pancreatitis. I opted out of a biopsy after the ultrasound since she is 13 1/2. I changed vets and she is now on Prednesone. She had lost quite a bit of weight, but seems to be holding on. I'm sure her intestines are thick and lymph nodes swollen so this must give her alot of discomfort. She's not crying but it's so hard to know how she's doing. She doesn't go into that deep cat sleep so she must be so tired.
1462810 tn?1327364049 They have MANY dogs (twelve, eleven of which are mostly excitable little dachsunds rescued from a puppy mill that was shut down near here. They also have (as pets) sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, and a rescued raggedy turkey that wants to peck the dogs. Gidget was a nervous wreck when I came home but seemed to settle down immediately. Maggie is still terrified of all the strange animals.
129422 tn?1222703189 This blood panel didn't show any pancreatitis at that time, but I guess bouts of pancreatitis can come and go. The doctor indicated that in dogs that are prone to pancreatitis that even very small amounts of high fat items could bring about a mild case of pancreatitis---even a potato chip or two (Baxter is only 6 lbs.). I doubt too it was the popcorn. Could have been something he found on the ground or something in the yard -- who knows -- could be none of those things.
Avatar f tn If you don't have one, which seems to be the case, perhaps you should refrain from commenting at all, especially if you can't be positive. To suggest putting our pets to sleep, pets that are systematic but not lacking quality of life, is cruel and inhumane. As far as treating my dog, no this forum didn't offer any alternatives to long term steroid use for IBD, but it did remind me to follow my instincts and to question my vet when necessary, and I'm grateful for that.
Avatar f tn 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. His creatinine had been creeping up slowly, but entered the abnormal zone at 1.