John and Lee White living in Southern California with their
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels from Hawaii
Inflammation of the pancreas is relatively common in dogs.
😷 Symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, weight loss (more common in cats), dehydration, lethargy, and mild to moderate abdominal pain. Pancreatitis can be life threatening if not treated appropriately, particularly in a severe acute attack.
Any underlying disorders that might contribute to pancreatitis should be ruled out, including laboratory testing for calcium and cortisol levels. Drugs that might be contributing to the disease should be discontinued as soon as possible, if possible.
💧Treatment should provide re-hydration and may require the use of intravenous or subcutaneous fluids, depending on severity. Anti-nausea and anti-diarrheal medications or herbal preparations may need to be instituted. Acupuncture can help dramatically for some pets.
🐶 I made this recipe for my old Cocker Spaniel rescue, Scout. I instituted a low-fat, home-cooked meal for him. He cannot tolerate high fat levels in his food right now and cannot tolerate the addition of any omega-3 fish oils to his diet. Be very careful with Omega-3's in pets with pancreatitis, as this may set off vomiting or diarrhea. Encapsulated oils tend to work better than liquids.
⚠️ This diet is not 100% balanced, but it does offer a good interim solution for pets with pancreatitis and could certainly be used for a few weeks, as needed.
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On October 1st., I was able to attend the Pet Expo-Redefining Health-a Pet Wellness Expo held in Newport Beach, CA.
I was lucky to spend some time with Dr. Judy Morgan D.V.M. and her husband. She has written three books as well as many articles etc. I began to listen to her Facebook Lives years ago when Lee and I lived on Maui. She has Holistic and Traditional Views and suggestions. If you have never heard her nor read some of her writings please click on the Button below which will take you to one of her sites.
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