News — pancreatitis in dogs

Dog with Pancreatitis & Gallbladder Sludge Makes Excellent Recovery!

Posted by Michael Peterson on

My dog became ill in April of 2019.  She was diagnosed with Sludge in her gallbladder, put on Ursodiol and we assumed we found the problem. A month later she was no better and we found a mass on her spleen so we removed the spleen and assumed we found the problem.  She was on and off food for the next year or so, finally diagnosed with pancreatitis and I had to put in a feeding tube as it got really bad. The tube helped tremendously because she had an aversion to low fat foods.  Once I could keep calories...

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Understanding Pancreatitis In Dogs

Posted by Michael Peterson on

Our first experience with pancreatitis was when our toy poodle, Angel, woke up sick one morning.  Her stomach was extremely noisy, she was uncomfortable and we weren’t sure what to do for her.  Since she was young she had always been a finicky eater in the morning and would throw up bile if she didn’t eat breakfast.  I guess these might have been warning signs.  We had tried all kinds of different dog foods but nothing appealed to her.  On this day, however, things were much more extreme.  By early afternoon she was thowing up and it was obvious that...

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A Dog with Diabetes & Pancreatitis Regains His Appetite!

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Wow! I don’t know why I waited so long to try this on my pancreatic corgi! Loki just turned 11 on August 6, 2019. He was diagnosed with Diabetes and Pancreatitis on December 26, 2017. It was rough in the beginning, but things smoothed over a little after getting him on some prescribed Rx diet. But he was never really into it after all this time. And recently it had gotten much worse. Getting him to eat was like pulling teeth.     A few times since his diagnosis, he had rough days where I thought for sure he was...

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Dog Recovering From Pancreatitis & IBD

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My 16 year old dog, Casey, came down with Pancreatitis and IBD and my Vet suggested giving her several different medicines. I am not a fan of giving a dog medicine due to all of the side effects and all medicines are eliminated through the kidney’s. I joined a FB Pancreatitis group and everyone was talking about GastroElm Plus. Casey was lethargic, loss of appetite, nauseas, painful belly, depressed and she didn’t want to eat. She was so sick that I considered putting her to sleep to end her suffering. I watched a You tube video about Gastro Elm and...

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Tips for Managing Pancreatitis in Dogs

Posted by Michael Peterson on

I’ll never forget the day that our toy poodle, Angel, was struck down by acute pancreatitis when she had just turned seven years old. She became so violently ill that we thought we were going to lose her. With blood coming out of both ends, our vet at the time, did nothing to coat her stomach or intestines.  Due to her small size (6 1/2 lbs) she ended up spending two nights in the hospital and needing a blood transfusion in order to survive. Since then I’ve gained as much knowledge as possible from both holistic and non-holistic vets. I’ve...

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