I have a 13 year old lab/huskie he has been diognosed with pancreatitis

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he’s been on antibiotics and IV fluids for 2 weeks he seam to get better then he turns for the worst. His stomach gets bloated and sore and since all this has started happening our vet has taken him off his arthritis meds and he is having a very hard time walking. his arthritis is in his spine between his hips.

Do you have any suggestions on how to treat the arthritis with out inflaming the pancreatitis? also how do you treat the pancreatitis? his BUN was at 120 then dropped to 86 the next day and is slowly dropping. I was also told that his white and red blood count was close to normal. Any help would be great, any suggestion on food would also be helpfull. Our vet has him on a boiled chichen diet. thank you

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Asked on September 28, 2015 6:40 pm
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The most important early treatment of pancreatitis is to withhold all oral intake for at least three days. This will rest the pancreas. During this time we maintain the dog with IV fluids and injectable antibiotics and pain medications. We also use Duragesic patches, which are applied to the skin and the medication is absorbed through the skin, to control pain. After the three day period, we initially use meat baby food for their diet with the plan of slowly transitioning back to a lower fat diet, like OM by Purina to help keep the pancreas under control. Your case sounds like more than just pacreatitis. An ultra sound of the abdomen to rule out tumors would be a good idea at this point

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Answered on September 28, 2015 6:41 pm
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