Pancreatitis - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-14-2011, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 77
Default Pancreatitis

My german shepherd mix dog is 2 years old now and was diagnosed with pancreatitis when she was a pup. The vet put her on w/d Hills low fat food high fiber... I have just become aware of the ingredients in her food what should I switch her too... Right now I pay 65$ for a 30 lb bag... But the ingredients are similar to science diet.... Please help with any suggestions
Luxie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-14-2011, 02:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
BowWowMeow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 16,179
Default

Hi there,

Was it acute or is it chronic pancreatitis? How was it diagnosed?
__________________
Ruth & the 4 Legged Rescue Gang

Rafi the malaroo
http://www.dogster.com/dogs/693238
Gio & Varda, the krazy kittens
....In my heart:
Cleo Kitty
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie
BowWowMeow is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2011, 06:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 77
Default

Chronic.... Diagnosed with blood work (lipase and amylase).... Also she would have blood in stool swollen pancreas and vomit if she would eat any other food high in fat.
Luxie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2011, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
BowWowMeow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 16,179
Default

Ok, so you've got a couple of choices. You can look for a lower fat content high-quality kibble (like Wellness Core Reduced Fat or the D*ick Van Patten stuff), you can feed a lower fat raw diet or you can cook for your dog.

What sorts of supplements are you giving to support the pancreas and liver?
__________________
Ruth & the 4 Legged Rescue Gang

Rafi the malaroo
http://www.dogster.com/dogs/693238
Gio & Varda, the krazy kittens
....In my heart:
Cleo Kitty
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie
BowWowMeow is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2011, 10:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Renofan2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Limerick, PA
Posts: 237
Default

I have a dog with epi/sibo. Had her on Royal Canine LS. Comparied the ingredients to Natrual Balance low fat. She has been on the Natural Balance for about 8 months with no issues.

Cheryl
__________________
Cheryl

Felice vom Amulree, SchI, TRII, CD, RA, CGC, TDI
Andi Bojovnik "Brenna" Bh
Finnegan von der Zahnburg
RIP Duchess Liberty of Bayberry, CD, RE, CGC, TDI
RIP Liberty's Favorite Falon, CGC, TDI
RIP Moriarity's Renegade of Orchard Court "Reno"
Renofan2 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2011, 10:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
jaggirl47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,492
Default

When was the last time your dog was checked? You said diagnosed at 5 months and now 2. What does the blood work look like now?
__________________
SBD Posejpal's Leyna, HCTs 6/16/2010
SBD Posejpal's Hades, 5/9/12

At the rainbow bridge:
Zappa 12/27/00-1/23/12 You are my heart, my soul, and my best friend. You will be with me always.
Zeus 5/9/12-8/13/12 You taught me strength. Run free.
jaggirl47 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 77
Default

Well we haven't gotten blood work since a year ago but if she eats high fat food her pancreas is upset again she vomits... I'm just looking for help on a dif type of food since I've heard bad things about hills and science diet which she currently is on.
Luxie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2011, 08:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 2,260
Default

I have a family member who has a diabetic dog with pancreatitus and she used to make his own food. I hope whatever you try/decide to do that your pup will be okay. Prayers your pups way.
rjvamp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2011, 10:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
jaggirl47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,492
Default

Natural Balance LID varieties are pretty good. If I were you, I would get your dog's values tested again. My boy was misdiagnosed with pancreatitis for 7 years. Turned out to be chronic SIBO. He had been treated wrong the entire time.
__________________
SBD Posejpal's Leyna, HCTs 6/16/2010
SBD Posejpal's Hades, 5/9/12

At the rainbow bridge:
Zappa 12/27/00-1/23/12 You are my heart, my soul, and my best friend. You will be with me always.
Zeus 5/9/12-8/13/12 You taught me strength. Run free.
jaggirl47 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-17-2011, 02:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
LisaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 17,153
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luxie View Post
Well we haven't gotten blood work since a year ago but if she eats high fat food her pancreas is upset again she vomits... I'm just looking for help on a dif type of food since I've heard bad things about hills and science diet which she currently is on.
So at this point, you know that she can't tolerate a lot of fat in the food. The elevated lipase and amylase are pretty clear indicators when you combine them with the symptoms.

It is very likely that there are food intolerances or allergies that will aggravate the situation, it might not all be about the fat.

For a dog with chronic pancreatitis, I would be giving digestive enzymes, and also probiotics. The pancreas is not functioning correctly, and will become less and less effective over time. It's possible that EPI can develop from this too. The enzymes will help ensure that your dog is gettiing nutrients from the food.

In general, stay away from foods that have corn, sorghum or by-products in it. For your dog, you may need a simpler food, with fewer proteins and ingredients, but maybe not.
__________________


Last edited by LisaT; 05-17-2011 at 02:49 AM.
LisaT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com