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Strange symptoms in a 6 yr. old dachshund...
courtneyshaffer posted:
My dachshund has been acting strangely for the past two or three months. It started with some early morning bouts of vomiting (clear, foamy liquid), followed by vomiting of partially digested food. When his vomiting increased in frequency and he lost his appetite, we took him to the vet, where he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. We withheld food for 24 hours and have been treating him with an anti-vomiting medication since that time (about three weeks ago). At first, he seemed to be 100% better, but he has since started to exhibit a decreased appetite, one or two bouts of vomiting, and very recently started having awful gas. Is he still sick from the pancreatitis or is it something else?
Home2strays responded:
what is his diet like now? has he had any follow up bloodowrk done?
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Hi Courtneyshaffer,

Sometimes pancreatitis can be very severe and necessitate IV fluids, antibiotics, etc. And perhaps the problem is more bowel related (gas can indicate a bacterial overgrowth problem) or something else. Great question regarding the blood work, and xrays: were they done?
Sounds like you need to contact your veterinarian and let them know your dachshund is not feeling well again and get their advice. Perhaps there truly might be something else going on.

Dr. Sandy


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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