HELP! My dog won't eat and is starving to death!

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Sept 7th, 2006 20:52
Oregon
suer57
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Thankyou so much for taking her to another vet. I'm no doctor but it sure sounded a lot like the pancreatitus my dog had, only not quite as severe, but still dangerous. Too many people trust their doctors. They are human too. I have so many horror stories of human doctors missing diagnosis's. If I don't like their diagnosis I bug them, like you did, til they try to satisfy you. If not, go somewhere else.
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Sept 7th, 2006 21:01
Minnesota
wildfan
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Thanks Sue. I am SO glad I posted here, or I probably would have given my old idiot vet some more time, and my dog may have died. On a more positive note, my new vet is more convinced that Chloe (my dog) does have pancreatitis. She has been there since yesterday afternoon with an IV. She is still slightly dehydrated, but showing definite improvement. She vomited some Nutrient paste (can't remember the name he used) last night, but they gave her some more this morning and at last check she had kept that and a bunch of water down for several hours, along with some water. He said they offered her a small bit of food, and while she did not take any, she did show some interest in it, smelling it. The last four days, she would turn away and I swear it almost looked like she would gag at food offered to her. So she seems to be making progress. They took some blood and she still has a slightly elevated white cell count, and they were sending some in to test for pancreatitis. They are going to keep her overnight again tonight (poor girl will be lonely) to continue the IV rehydration. But it appears she is making progress.
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Sept 8th, 2006 04:28
Nebraska
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In your first post you said they did a complete workup which usually includes checking pancreatic enzymes. It's usually quite obvious on bloodwork when they have pancreatitis. It sounds like she's in good hands now and I'm glad you're happy with your new vet. Let us know how this turns out. Good to hear you dog is feeling better.
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