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Pancreatitis in dogs???

Pancreatitis in dogs??? Topic: Pancreatitis in dogs???
June 25, 2019 / By Edun
Question: I just found out today my dog has pancreatitis. I took him in and they put him on fluids, and meds. They have to keep him for a few days and when he comes home he has to go on a low fat diet. He is a bit over weight, and he is a terrier mix. I was wanting to know if anyone else dog has ever had this and how did it do. I am really really worried about my little guy, he is more than just a pet he is a family member. They also said he was having kidney trouble, witch could leave to kidney failure. I think this is because he was dehydrated. The vet seems to think he will be alright, but I want to know what other people think. And please, NO A$$ HOLE ANSWERS! That would be like me making fun of someone in your family sick, or dying and that just would not be right at all now would it. So maybe someone can help me with this.
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Campion Campion | 7 days ago
I have three dogs and one of them had three bouts of pancreatitis. We had to change everything about her diet. She was eating Nutro. I'm not going to say that caused it, but she didn't have another bout after switching. I had other dogs that threw it up. So if your dog is not tolerating his food well, you might need to change it to a blend that is for sensitive stomach. After she was released by the Vet the first time,(and was cleared to start having things by mouth) she had to just drink some pedialyte mixed with distilled water for a day and then was gradually put on solids starting with boiled white rice and white meat chicken, also boiled, de-boned and skinless. She ate this a few days and then gradually her food was mixed in. Because she had a few more bouts, we switched blends to one that had no corn or wheat or glutens thereof, and no BHA/BHT and was more easily digestible. We had to cut out all rawhides or any sort. She has been healthy since her last bout which was about four or more years ago. She is very healthy now, and since that last bout. My dog already had a thin build and was not overweight. She wasn't eating a bunch of fatty foods or anything, but the rawhides and hard to digest food seemed to take a toll. All three bouts were severe, including bloody explosive diarrhea and vomiting. She went downhill very fast and nearly died the last time. I know that dogs that are overweight (not her) are more prone to pancreatitis. Also, it more commonly occurs around the holidays when people are more apt to give dogs left-overs high in fat or gravies, etc. We were never told our dog was on the verge of kidney failure, but she was on the verge of DEATH. Strict dietary practice has seemed to keep another recurrence at bay. Hope your dog will recovery fully. She did and she was very severely ill. Wanted to add that the Venison and Rice blend that she eats is a lower protein food, and not lower fat than many blends. Make sure your dog stays out of cat food if that is around. Also out of the garbage, away from left-overs, rawhides and fatty treats. Any advice you decide to take, run it by your Vet!
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Campion Originally Answered: Pancreatitis in dogs???
I have three dogs and one of them had three bouts of pancreatitis. We had to change everything about her diet. She was eating Nutro. I'm not going to say that caused it, but she didn't have another bout after switching. I had other dogs that threw it up. So if your dog is not tolerating his food well, you might need to change it to a blend that is for sensitive stomach. After she was released by the Vet the first time,(and was cleared to start having things by mouth) she had to just drink some pedialyte mixed with distilled water for a day and then was gradually put on solids starting with boiled white rice and white meat chicken, also boiled, de-boned and skinless. She ate this a few days and then gradually her food was mixed in. Because she had a few more bouts, we switched blends to one that had no corn or wheat or glutens thereof, and no BHA/BHT and was more easily digestible. We had to cut out all rawhides or any sort. She has been healthy since her last bout which was about four or more years ago. She is very healthy now, and since that last bout. My dog already had a thin build and was not overweight. She wasn't eating a bunch of fatty foods or anything, but the rawhides and hard to digest food seemed to take a toll. All three bouts were severe, including bloody explosive diarrhea and vomiting. She went downhill very fast and nearly died the last time. I know that dogs that are overweight (not her) are more prone to pancreatitis. Also, it more commonly occurs around the holidays when people are more apt to give dogs left-overs high in fat or gravies, etc. We were never told our dog was on the verge of kidney failure, but she was on the verge of DEATH. Strict dietary practice has seemed to keep another recurrence at bay. Hope your dog will recovery fully. She did and she was very severely ill. Wanted to add that the Venison and Rice blend that she eats is a lower protein food, and not lower fat than many blends. Make sure your dog stays out of cat food if that is around. Also out of the garbage, away from left-overs, rawhides and fatty treats. Any advice you decide to take, run it by your Vet!

Alic Alic
Sheesh...good question. Gastroenteritis and pancreatitis both basically mean inflammation of the pancreas and stomach. There can be any number of causes. I hope it is all okay! Did you not tell the vet you had her on a Raw diet? I've looked at the I/D dog food ingredients and I can't see how that would be good on a dogs stomach...but there must be some reason they prescribe it and it can't be ALL monetary gain. Maybe if you went to a boiled chicken and rice diet instead? I've starred this. I have some contacts that are raw feeders...maybe they have advice. I feed raw when I can but Orijen kibble usually. ETA: Dairy? As in milk or cheese? It can definitely cause tummy upset. And as gastroenteritis is fancy talk for a stomach ache, yes, the dairy could be the cause of that. My Father in law had pancreatitis from gall stones and an infection in his gall bladder. ~shrug~ I really do hope it is something easy to cure! Lol "Unimpressed" Fantastic. Well at least they didn't hassle you about it. Some vets are REALLY critical.
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Tanner Tanner
Dogs with pancreatitis can recover just fine provided your family is really careful with his diet in the future as any of the wrong foods can bring on another attack.
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Rika Rika
I had one dog with it & she recovered fine but you have to watch everything that goes in the mouth. One bite of the wrong thing would give her diarrhea for at least a day & sometimes more. She lived to an old age but I felt she could have lived a bit longer (had liver issues) if she hadn't had it.
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Mira Mira
my dog actually had the same problems also. he is doing great, just make sure you dont give him anything over like 12% fat and anything over 9, make sure its a small quanity. he is on the food called "natural balance" also make sure he doesnt get a ton of people food. he'll be just fine. my dog gets sick a little more, but i dont know if thats like an effect or what. i hoped that helps.
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Lillian Lillian
There is a yahoo group called, I think, dog pancreatitis. Great people with a lot of info....I recommend you join the group
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Lillian Originally Answered: Can this be cured? pancreatitis?
Rotavirus infections aren't by any means a common reason for pancreatitis, and I'd first wonder whether she has pancreatitis at all. I suspect she may have been over-diagnosed, perhaps based on an unreliable test such as serum amylase. But to be safe, she certainly should stick to the low-fat diet for now. There's nothing particularly difficult about low-fat diets: in general, fruits and veggies don't have much fat, meats may, and dairy products aren't much of a problem these days, with fat-free milk readily available almost everywhere. Pancreatitis, if she does indeed have it (and again I have my doubts) generally goes away on its own, and usually in short order. Chronic pancreatitis generally is only a problem in people with ongoing reasons for the things that cause acute pancreatitis: alcoholism, hypertriglyceridemia, and things your sister almost certainly doesn't have.

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