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 Post subject: Pancreatitis advice in boxer.......
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:17 am 
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A dog sitting client of mine has just been diagnosed with pancreatitis. She is a 4 years old boxer. Any advice/wisdom y'all have that I can pass along to her parents?

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 Post subject: Re: Pancreatitis advice in boxer.......
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Is the boxer in the hospital? Hospitalization is usually necessary to get through pancreatitis. Only advice that I would offer is to let them know not to let the boxer get ahold of rich or fatty human foods. All that it took for my cocker was a little piece of fat on a steak. Hope the boxer comes through it well.

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Terry T. wrote:
Is the boxer in the hospital? Hospitalization is usually necessary to get through pancreatitis. Only advice that I would offer is to let them know not to let the boxer get ahold of rich or fatty human foods. All that it took for my cocker was a little piece of fat on a steak. Hope the boxer comes through it well.




Yes she is. Her parents are so torn up about this.

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Then she is in the best place that she can be right now. It may take a few days at the hospital. I will keep her in my prayers.

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My Tucker went through this a year ago February. We chose to care for him at home. He did not raise his head off the pillow for two weeks and I took off work to be with him 24/7. I forced water down him with an eyedropper. He did this for two weeks. He lost ten pounds, and we thought he was going to die.On a Friday I told my husband I could not see him suffer any longer and that if by Sunday night he did not show improvement, we would have to make a decision. Suddenly on Sunday as if he was told by angels, he raised his head, drank on his own, tried to stand up, and slowly progressed.

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 Post subject: Re: Pancreatitis advice in boxer.......
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:25 pm 
Being in the hospital is the best thing. They really should not have anything by mouth as the pancreatitis makes you throw up all the time. IV's are necessary to maintain hydration. Bland food once they are able to start eating again (usually three to four days on IV's)

I had pancreatitis myself and I can tell you it was NO fun. I was in the hospital for days with pancreatic levels a Dr friend of mine told me she saw people die from. The pain was excruciating! I was on morphine for it.


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So sorry to hear about this!
My Louie went thru a pancreatitis bout as well. If you are interested, here is the link to a thread I posted about our situation:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2088&p=59714&hilit=Pancreatitis#p59714

Please tell your friends I am thinking of them and their poor boxer.

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