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Thursday 17th of August 2017



Pancreatitis - dog health experiences


Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Gail
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

One year ago our dog had an attack, diagnosis, acute pancreatitis... medication, change diet, etc. Now one year later, I no longer believe animals should eat processed food at all; he has eaten chicken and rice, yogurt once a day for digestion, along with a few vitamin supplements and a little salt and vegetable oil. His coat is amazing, his dandruff, minor only for a couple of weeks when the seasons change. He is energetic and active, very much like a puppy, but he is almost 14; processed food is not good for us, why should it be for them, be very careful when reading packaging, milkbone seems to be okay for a treat, as well dried chicken pieces, but the main part of his diet is made by me, he has no medication; fresh cold water is encouraged and was pushed during his recovery. I stopped medication very soon after it began; we have not looked back, thought we lost him. I will never feed him or any other dog processed food again.
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Wanda
Location: Regina/SK/Canada

I had to put my cocker spaniel, Cricket, to sleep a few days ago. I had been able to manage her pancreatis for 8 years. Then she stopped eating and in my attempts to restart her I gave her food she should not have. She lasted one more month. I feel so guilty that nothing I did worked and I tried so hard. I took days off from work to try to save her and still did not work. I agree with everyone all dog owners should know that any fat of any kind is a no no. You have no way of knowing that the food we give our dogs will result in instant attacks. Near the end I gave her Boiled or steamed Chicken and rice with supplements which seemed to help but again I was too late. I then had to resort to force feeding baby food (chicken). Also new to the scene is enzymes. I only found out after the fact from a vet on Youtube. Actually one week before she died I had started the enzymes on my own and now I realize I was on the right track but again too late. I will never get another dog because I can not handle the guilt. Cricket, I miss you so and I am sorry I failed.
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
carolyn
Location: canada ontario

my daughters 12 yr pomapoo diag 2 days ago. still in hosp no improvement. how long till she will improve? now saying liver to big. why?
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Jackie
Location: Apple Valley Ca

thru the past few years 5 of my dogs have come down with pancreatitis and i am wondering if anyone else has had more than one dog get it..these dogs are all healthy then all of a sudden they are down. I found it very wierd that two of my dogs got it within 3 months of each other. Then one a year later. last year my healthy little poodle got it and now my little chihuahua..and its diagnosed by blood work. I am just curious as to how this comes about and if anyone has had a simular experience. its very expensive to treat..comes on so suddenly and i dont know what to do..please share any info you have..thanks so much
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Dana
Location: Northern Virginia

I have a 2 year old boxer who is seriously under-weight she was 32lbs.. We always thought it was because she was a runt, but since we had her she always vomited or had runny stool, the vets kept saying try different foods and put her on a high protein diet to put some weight on her and she finally did gain 8 pounds but it was a struggle to get her to eat on a regular basis and when she did, she would always be sick. The last time I went to the vet they asked Me if I was feeding her because she looked malnourished, I was upset because I repeatedly brought her in for this very issue. They finally did a blood test on her and they told me it was pancreatitis. This was the first time I had ever heard of it, but now I am glad I know what it is. She also had a lot of anxiety prior to this although I tend to believe that was caused by her being in pain. She is like a new dog and seems much better. She is on the vet prescribed dog food and has put on a little weight since we got the diagnosis.
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Gigi
Location: Lake Worth, Fla. Palm Beach

Since I informed you 2 times about my 9yr old Labrador mix, I would like to give you some more help. My Lab was last week at the Vet. Blood test where taken. His Pancreatits Test is negative, thank God. But his white blood cell count is still very high and some more blood test where taken and sent away.

I will find out about it in about 2 weeks, hopefully. If nothing changed, the Vet will take Xray and probably later custhing test.

I will do everything I can to save my lovable Lab. She does mean everything to me. I will let you know if I foud something else for the white blood cell treatment. Hope I can help some to save there loved pet.


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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Gigi
Location: Lake Worth/Florida/Palm Beach County

My about 9yr old Labrador mix a Shelter dog, which I have since 1.October 2009, I love with all my heart. She vomitted and had very severe diarrhea, the first time his happened 6 month ago, I feed her rice and chicken, it was better, but this time it was bad, after I tried agai chicken and rice it did not help, after 5 days, today I feel horrible, to have waited so long, she had Pancreatitis. I was hardbroken, I cried my eyes out for 3 days. My Lab went for 3 days in the hospital, I picked him up in the evening, after 12 hours and brought him back in the morning, sinde the A/C was turned of at night and no one was there the cage, the size just stand and sit. Well my Lab has to be checked for cushing which is very expensive, but so be, I have spent already about 8000 $.
Now I went and bought: one bottle of: Canine Hepatic Support A1550, Canine Renal Support A1850,110 Grams each bottle, cost 53.00 each bottle, she is on Health Science Diet dry food and canend, morning and night 1/2 cup dry food, 1/2 canfood, tha I am putting 2spoon of each Supplement, spoon is in the bottle, give her morning and night her Seniro Stage Joint Supplement and Senior Vitamins and minerals from each 2x2.
Plus I give her in the morning and evening in her canfood 4teaspoon - 6 tps of Wheagrass juice which you can buy at any healthfood store. will have to go to get a cushing test in about 2 weeks. I pray for my and yor loved onces.

Please, try all of this it is less expensive than the vet and I pray everyday to save my Labrador mix.

I hope I can help you with your loved one too.


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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Gigi
Location: Lake Worth , Fla, Palm Beach County

My experience is just beginning. After several days of vomiting, diarrhea, not eating, not wanting to go out, I took her to my vet. She heas Pancreatitis, Parisites, her Liver is damaged, she is 8 1/2 years, a lalabrador mix from a Rescue Shelter, I have her now over a year. I am devastad. I love my dog so much. She is the first day on an IV, I take her home at night, since no one is at the vet hospital. She has to go 3 days. Yes, it is costly, but what does that matter, when you love you pet. I will let you know how is is going to develop.

Sorry.


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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
diane
Location: angola ny usa

we have a 17 year old staffordshire terrier. Dot had her first episode about six years ago after we used miracle grow in our gardens. Since then she's had maybe four attacks--all related to household chemicals. Once it was a bathroom cleaner I used (now we only use natural products). We are in the middle of one right now because of the adhesive used in installing a new furnace. We began making our own dog food about 3 years ago because our other dog had von willibrands and it was easier on her digestive system. So, Dot only gets rice and liver. We cook the liver in the crock pot with vegetable juice or stock to break it down and mask the smell. Making our own dog food is a committment but getting rid of chemicals in our house and garden was a no brainer. We look at Dot as our canary in the coal mine.
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Karol
Location: Vancouver, WA USA

Our adorable and loving 7 year old Boxer, Missy fell ill with Pancreatitis. Unfortunately it was a symptom of a much more serious illness. She developed two tumors. One is inside her liver and the other on the exterior of her spleen. Our team of Veterinarians recommended she be on a low fat and high fiber diet. Due she is terminal shes been turning her nose up to all food offered. So now I cook for her. She eats white rice, boiled ground beef, and boiled white, boneless, and skinless chicken breasts. Her favorite is when I bake her chicken kabobs. She has put a few pounds back on and her Pancreatitis has almost subsided and now shes resting very comfortably. Believe me when I say, she loves real, home cooked food. As ill as Missy is, she comes to the kitchen and lets me know she is ready for more. I also recommend Emu meat. Its very low fat and your dog might like it too.
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Joy
Location: Pomona,/New York/USA

I have a 12 year old Shiba Inu who has chronic pancreatitis. He has had "attacks" for about 9 years. At first we did not know what was wrong. When he was young his attack would be vomiting, walking very carefully (as if on eggshells), shaking, not eating. For about 24 hours he would act this way. He would get these attacks about 2 times per year. No trip to the vet, no diagnosis. When he was 8 he had a severe attack that landed him in the hospital. At first they gave him pain meds, a fluid pack, nausea meds and took blood. He came home the same day. The next day the vet called with the blood results and said he has pancreatitis (elevated pancreatic enzymes) you need to bring him right over. For 5 nights he received IV fluids, IV antibiotics and was in a nebulizer chamber. The vet kept saying he was going to be okay. After 5 days, he was okay and came home. However, now we know that all of his attacks were different bouts of pancreatitis. His diet has been changed. He only eats low residue from IAMS. He still has attacks about 2 times per year. I take him to the vet (emergency) for pain meds, fluid pack and nausea meds. He seems to be okay. As he is getting older, his bounce back time increases.
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Ed
Location: State Island, NY USA

My experience was only about a week ago (January 6th.) My 9 year old Shiba-inu stop eating and was just lying around the house. I brought him to my vet and tests were performed. His white blood cell count was at 29000 (which is high). They thought that it was an infection of some kind, so they sent me home with some antibiotics. It seemed that nite he got worse. I brought him back once again and he had a ultrasound performed on him which showed that he had acute Pancreatitis. His legs totally colpsed and he was not able to stand. He stopped eating and all he did was drink water. He was put on IV's with antibiotics...His Glucose level skyrocketed to 500. On Sunday he turned for the worse. His white blood cell count was now at 32000, but his glucose was now at 410. His kidney's were enlarged and he started to develop fluid around his legs which made them fat. The Vet tried everything that he knew to try and control it and reverse the numbers, but it was just so bad that I had to make that heart wrenching desision. I asked the vet to give him a few days more on the meds. He agreed. On Monday, I went there and got word of no improvement and it was getting worse....I now needed to do what was the humane thing to do..... I said goodbye to my pal! As of today, I still question if there was something else I could have done to help him better. I search the internet for answers....but even a answer that would have maybe helped him won't bring him back...so I guess I have to resort to the fact that I did do the right thing!
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Dave
Location: Toronto/ON/Canada

Maggie a Border Collie/Lab cross, went in for her shots, about 3 weeks ago.The vet noticed her weight dropped from 72 to 60 lbs and wanted to do some checks. Maggie had been drinking alot of water,had been getting finicky on her food and generally slowing down.[She's 9}.
After a diagnoisis of Pancreatitis she was taken off food and fitted with an I/V to heal the inflamation for 3 days.
When they tried to restart, she refused to eat and had to be force fed, so they could start the insulin.
She was also sent to a Vet Emergency, who had an internest.
after two weeks and $8000, we brought Maggie home. She still was not eating, could hardly walk and died 3 days later.
How do you know when to quit? I asked the Vet she was still doing liver and thyroid tests ?
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Rebecca
Location: Vicco/ KY/ USA

Sat Feb.23 I took my 10 Yr.old Doberman (Jazmine) to get her annual shots. She was fine.I left the Vet at 1:30pm and by 2:00pm she wasn't herself. She didn't want to eat. She was breathing hard, shaking, fever,and could hardly walk. Sunday morning 4:30am we took her to the ER vet( who wasn't her regular) and they thought it was a reaction to the shots. Go home and sleep it off. Monday morning not any better we took her to her regular vet. They said Pancreatitis. Liver enzymes over 6000 (possible).
She showed no signs of anything wrong before the shots. No vomiting or any normal signs. I only feed her dry doog food. This is day 5 in the hospital. No food or water only IV. I don't know what will happen But I am looking any advice I can Find....
becky_gayheart@yahoo.com
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Holly
Location: Columbia/Tennessee/U.S.

My dog was diagnosed with pancreatitis when she was about two years old after vomiting repeatedly and consuming massive amounts of water. She is now eight and has had numerous bouts with this ailment since that time. After managing her disease for six years I have noticed that there are certain things that can trigger an episode that were not mentioned as causes by my vet. People food (obviously), high-fat dog treats and food, an excess of rawhide bones, and, suprisingly, most weight-control formula dog foods. After reading labels continuously trying to choose the correct dog food I have learned to avoid the "good" fats that are supposed to improve a dog's coat. Even in small quantities, such as in weight-control formula foods, these fats can make my dog very sick and were not mentioned as a possible cause by my vet. I have been so happy that in the past year Purina has begun marketing a dog food for, "sensitive systems" that has been good for my dog and is much cheaper than the dog food sold by my vet. In addition to this I also give my dog yogurt treats and frozen fat free vanilla yogurt (usually mixed with a very small amount of apple sauce to sweeten it) in the summer, so she still feels like she's getting a "treat". Keeping her hydrated also helps her stay healthy, so mixing a little low sodium chicken broth with her water ensures that she drinks plenty. Every dog is unique and it has only been since I began noticing specifically what made MY dog sick, not just what the vet says can make dogs with pancreatitis sick that she has been truly healthy. Since then she has gone about a year and six months without another episode. I hope this helps anyone with a dog dealing with pancreatitis and allows them and their dog to find their own dietary plan that works for them.
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Heidi
Location: Woodbury, MN

Have a 10 yr old male rottie. He had severe pancreatitis in fall 2004 twice he was hospitalized within a 6 week period. He is now on a low fat diet. He is very thin - never been overweight - always looks ribby. His last blood test showed abnormally high liver enzymes - over 6000. Ten days later it was high, but at 600. Anytime he shows signs of stomach disturbances, I panic. Today he vomited, doesn't want to eat, and has had diarrhea since yesterday. My vet recommends removing all food and liquid for 24 hours and then slowly introduce food. Have to hold off til tomorrow!

What I know about caring for a pancreatitis afflicted pet: It is usually brought on by a sudden high fat meal, sausages are a no-no. After initial episode, most dogs have to remain on a very low fat diet for the rest of their lives. To protect their pancreas, more small meals is better than one or two large. I feed him every 4 1/2 to 5 hours. I have learned to read the labels to determine that the maximum level of fat in anything (food or treats) he eats is less than 10%. Not much out there to choose from. Only a couple types/brands of dog food with that criteria.

Please, anyone else out there with more info? Please share. Thanks.
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Pancreatitis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Carole
Location: Brownsboro, TX USA

We have two dogs from the same household who have Pancreatitis. They have come down with it at about the same time. Our little Poodle mix had a lipid reading of about 2400 & we were able to bring her home and are having to give her an IV twice a day & meds, but nothing by mouth. Our other dog, the bigger dog had a lipid reading of over 6000! She's in the doggie hospital. We're not sure what's going to happen. We've been racking our brains trying to think of what's the common link between the two of them. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks
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